The Three Marks of Existence coming soon…
. . Silence is golden Or so We are told! . . EL SILENCIO El silencio es oro O ¡Como nos dijeron!
Hunting for new property The gentle art of gauging pros and cons… Who is capturing whom?
Article 36 How the Gods have made up Reality The above mask picture I found by searching for ‘sacred ritual implements.’ Presumably this mask was worn by a high priest or some such in order to summon the presence of a deity. The simple premise behind this Article is that on the level of humanContinue reading “How the Gods have made up Reality”
Article 33 Dark and Light Futures Right now it seems like in many ways we are headed towards ‘hell in a hand basket’ – whatever that means! Some people feel that a hidden globalist cabal is waging some sort of asymmetric war against the established political and social order with the intention to impose someContinue reading “Dark and Bright Futures”
Article 31 The Meaning of Mandala “A circular figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.” I imagine the above definition is pretty much what most people think of when the word ‘mandala’ is used. Allow me to take you behind the curtain to what is a most interesting and useful notion yet rarelyContinue reading “The Meaning of Mandala”
Article 28 Mind, Space, Body and Ego We have the visible world of form and the invisible, formless world, posited earlier as two sides of any given reality, which just so happens to be what’s behind basic yin-yang theory. In more immediate human terms we have body and mind, with speech being a third, intermediateContinue reading “Mind, Space, Body and Ego”
Article 24 Masculine and Feminine Take One (edited from initial July 21st version) As contemplated and systematized extensively in the Chinese yin-yang theory tradition, it seems we live in a world that always has two sides. In Buddhist philosophical jargon these are called ‘form’ and ‘formless.’ There are many other such pairs such as: masculineContinue reading “Masculine and Feminine, Take One”
aka: Who’s talking? Article 23: The Realm of Speech This writer, like many I suspect, can get a little entangled in his own verbiage. Perhaps this is because I began to see common threads and themes in this series of articles and started to feel obliged to explain thematic linkage even though there is noContinue reading “The All-Pervasive Realm of Speech”
Article 22 Focus in Space In the previous set of articles, have been hovering around a cluster of ideas like a butterfly, lightly touching on one before flitting to the next. But they are all very much related being different flowers, if you will, on the same plant. Some of the elements: heightened moments: howContinue reading “Spacious Attention”