Grandfather’s Perpetual Learning Dream

Story 5: Grandfather’s Learning Dream Grandfather was born around the end of the last century. One of seven boys, their family was the first in the area to have a car. By the time he died, cars with their roads were everywhere. On our last day together he drove us out of the front gateContinue reading “Grandfather’s Perpetual Learning Dream”

The Great Switcheroo

Article 25 The Great Switcheroo What happens to a fish taken out of water? It soon dies and so is soon no longer a fish. Does the fish exist separate from the water it is born, lives and (usually) dies in? Similarly, do any forms exist outside the container of space? No. Now leaving asideContinue reading “The Great Switcheroo”

Masculine and Feminine, Take One

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”

Spacious Attention

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”

On Wisdom and Emotions

“The greater the emotions, the greater the wisdom.” Old Buddhist tantric saying. There are quite a few core tenets, or attributes, we all need to develop in our journey through life. One of them is discipline. Nearly all obstacles and chronic difficulties can be traced back to a lack of discipline, which has something toContinue reading “On Wisdom and Emotions”