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Everyday, we see new technologies, new feats of engineering, new sciences unfolding before our very eyes. In a very real sense, the scientific progress of the world around us directly effects our lives and changes each generation in their views and experience of the world. Read More »


Nirvana, Satori, the divine, the sublime. Spiritual masters strive for ideals beyond the capacities of mere mortals.

Yet are these the ideals we should strive for, or are we becoming something ‘less than human’?

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When I’m thinking on my own, I am sad.

I’m frustrated that I’m thinking about loneliness  and wanting, needing someone in my life. I’m thinking I’m better than others and they are not good enough for me — I take care of my appearance, I am intelligent, I am socially adept… and I’m ugly, I don’t know how to do much of anything really, and I’m anxious and depressed, and I’m frozen. Read More »

“Empty of desire, perceive mystery.
Filled with desire, perceive manifestations”  – Tao Te Ching

Connected with the understanding of careful reasoning and unbiased thought, there is observation. In particular, I’m referring to here non-judgmental observation, of the meditative sense.  In order to focus your mind on the truths of the world, a person must fundamentally understand what it is that biases them. What it is that shapes their perspective, speckles their viewpoint. To find these biases, there needs to be observations without judgment. To just look at how it is things come to exist, do exist, and cease to exist. To find exactly what are the causes and effects.

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