Category Archives: Rant

A Forgivable Disdain of Forgiveness

Most of us have baggage. I have only met a few who didn’t seem to have any left; they were all teachers. Many of us grew up with Christianity; most of the rest grew up in a culture heavily influenced … Continue reading

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Ex Nihilo

Don’t tell me I am space we are space space is all there is I feel solid objects I feel emotions I know what I think I don’t believe what you are saying I believe in science I am myself … Continue reading

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You will get nothing out of Buddhism !

Buddhism is disappointing.  If one thinks that Buddhists will be any different from other people,then one will be disappointed! Let’s be honest, people are people, and we shouldn’t expect too much. People can acquire a lofty attitude, but at least … Continue reading

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Leaving Facebookistan

Leaving facebook is like taking down a large Lego house, a piece at a time. Dissasembly of an online persona, now cyber-relic. Of  250+ facebook friends, I only felt inclined to say goodbye to twenty or less. Some of those I knew … Continue reading

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Life After Facebook

It’s been over a week since I last logged in to Facebook. For a former daily user, this gap stands nearly unprecedented. Have had plenty to do in realspace. Am reading actual books. Working on home maintenance projects. Getting to … Continue reading

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What got left out of “meditation”? by David Chapman

[Please enjoy this guest post from David Chapman, who blogs at David Chapman @ WordPress.com ] What got left out of “meditation”? Posted on July 12, 2011 by David Chapman Buddhist meditation methods have been forced through a series of filters … Continue reading

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Sina Que Non

Spirituality really means honesty: unlimited, unflinching, relentless, clear-eyed. The rest is just window dressing. ******************************************************************************* Photo from here: http://noelshaw.tumblr.com/post/6375172223/window-dressing-in-the-religious-icon-shop-en-la

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Spiritual Identity

We are enjoined by our traditions to be good. We are cajoled by our parents to be good. We hold a self image that we define as good, especially if we are particularly religious, spiritual, philosophical, political or traditional. I … Continue reading

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