edited by O Society July 10, 2019 The Matrix is a deep film. Many point out how it represents an archetypal journey of spiritual awakening. Neo, the main protagonist, lives in the regular world but just cannot get past a feeling of existential incompleteness. He knows there is something deeper to reality. He has heard … Continue reading The Emptiness of Emptiness: Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole Than The Matrix Dare Go
edited by O Society July 6, 2019 In 1971, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault met at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands for their first and only debate. Produced by the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation as a part of their International Philosophers Project, the programme featured discussions with eminent thinkers on the topic of … Continue reading When Chomsky met Foucault: how the thinkers debated the ‘ideal society’
edited by O Society July 1, 2019 The term autopoiesis (from Greek αὐτo- (auto-), meaning 'self', and ποίησις (-poiesis), meaning 'creation, production') refers to a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself. The original definition can be found in Autopoiesis and Cognition: the Realization of the Living (1st edition 1973, 2nd 1980): autopoiesis: It was in these … Continue reading Do I Contradict Myself? On Autopoiesis
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by O Society May 13, 2019 This is a political conversation I have over and over. Perhaps we can have it here too. I am often accused of what's called a "false equivalence" when I refuse to support either the Clinton clan or the Trump family grifters. False equivalence meaning the argument made against my … Continue reading What are my beliefs?
by O Society May 9, 2019 Let's get something straight. I am not now nor have I ever been nor will I ever be part of the Donald Trump Fan Club. The Trumpets. Yes, Donald Trump is a vile solipsist narcissist piece of excrement plated in 24K fool's gold. So get the guillotine and the … Continue reading The Enemies of Your Enemy are *Not Your Friends
By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Tricycle The distinction between Vipassana meditation and other styles of meditation is crucial and needs to be fully understood. Buddhism addresses two major types of meditation. They are different mental skills, modes of functioning or qualities of consciousness. In Pali, the original language of Theravada literature, they are called Vipassana and Samatha. … Continue reading What Exactly Is Vipassana Meditation?