""You don't stop change; you roll with it." - our 17 year old. What are 'main street people," and what are the names of the "other" people. I like geographic analogies, I'm just trying to see what you are…"
"Pre-Flight (Pondering Contemplation)
"Contemplation is a breakthrough, an awakening, to a new level of reality. Explain." - Professor's question in my wife's Philosophy of Religion class
A caterpillar eats voraciously, but not…"
"Martin, I so understand (or claim to, which may be my arrogance) where you are pointing, and your questions regarding my expression (and which I so appreciate, btw, as I do like when others ask for clarification, as each person uses terms…"
""Prince Siddhartha gave up his kingdom to become Gautama the Buddha."
Yes, this is so. My mind tells me so.
No, this is not so. My heart tells me so.
What I mean by this yes/no (or another way to express this is, "Anand, I see you…"
"I gave up attachment to money, and have been wealthy ever since.
There is a story I watch circulate Facebook of a woman who has not used money in fifteen years. Reactions often praise this model, and seek renunciation as an answer to any/all…"
"My wife (wisely) just asked me, "why is it always Me being punched in the head in your analogies?"
Because that's "my" insecurity! You get hurt, what do 'I' do? I feel guilty, I am less of a man etc. It is - you…"
"Who does the brainwashing? Are there villains, or do I brainwash Me(via fear/attachment)?
Regarding selfishness John, I see this differently (not correctly, nor better; differently). If one is raped, should she not complain because another's…"
"Hannes - nice. ;) I can't speak for others, but I am quite the schemer, and enjoy pyramids, provided they are upside down (so that the "king" is a "trusted servant" rather than an "untrustworthy ruler")."
"To Serve Is To Live: Envisioning An Old Economy
- In response to, "What Would A New Economy Look Like?"
(please note, I do not speak for any of the organizations which I will now use as examples; I speak only for me)
"The Great Problem
The great obstacle may be not greed but the modern hankering after glamour.
A lot of our smartest, most concerned people want to come up with a big solution to a big problem. I don't think that planet-saving,…"
"“…so long as I draw breath and have my faculties, I shall never stop practicing philosophy and exhorting you and elucidating the truth for everyone that I meet. I shall go on saying, in my usual way, my very good friend, you……"
"To look at the big picture, can one not look at a smaller focus?
I too once ate poorly, wanted to emigrate from my circumstances, saw my problems as moral (I desired to be better), and, like a government, did nothing to help myself (though I was…"