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Saturday, March 24, 2018

For the Kalamas.

"Test what you know endlessly,
test it a million times,
on the million and oneth time it may change".

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Perfect Wisdom

Perfect wisdom is the clear knowledge of total ignorance.
Paradox begins with the craving to know.
Dwelling in not-knowing is the final peace.
Perfecting that knowledge is the path.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

All we are...

All we are:
Oscillating ions,
In various parts of the brain,
Living on a planet with a magnetic field.

Monday, January 22, 2018

If it changes ...

If it changes it can't be real.
If it doesn't change it can't be known.
Luangpow Pannavaddho

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Is it possible to relate Buddhism to Western Culture?

There are at least two possibilities, and no doubt many more besides.

The first one turns around the Cartesian dictum, "Cogito ergo sum", "I think therefore I am".  RenĂ© Descartes got off to a brilliant start and then promptly took a wrong turn, completely missing the point of his inadvertent discovery.

He turned right, taking the very 'doubt' that he took as evidence of his 'existence', making it the keystone of his entire intellectual edifice.  Instead, he should have turned left and investigated it.  So as to realise it's causal factors, thereby realising it's true nature, "... thus I am simply the result of that thought".

The second possibility considers the two Grail Legend questions.  "What does it mean?" and, "Whom does it serve?"  The first investigates the object of attention.  The second investigates the subject himself, using the same principles, in the same way, to find the same answer.

One could also think of a teaching given to Carlos Castaneda, Don Juan's "second attention": though others might not agree.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Begging the Question

Generosity cuts against both greed and hatred, 
and begs the question "Who is it that knows this?"

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Your not supposed to know

That's the whole point.
Conditions arise unknowingly.
Everything is dependent upon just this one factor.
It's called Ignorance.