by O Society October 25, 2019 https://youtu.be/z80dyTAcFOQ Hymn of the Earth Under the boundless welkin, green hills bathe in the sunlight Breeze ripples. Cloud floats. Sheep jumps. Horse gallops Every creature enjoys the wonder of life. Everywhere is the music of life Warm sunlight pours down like summer rain, deeply sinking into soil This is … Continue reading Hymn of the Earth: Musical Interlude
Editor's note: the Red pill Blue pill scenario given in the movie called The Matrix is a false dichotomy. Therefore, it all begins with a lie based on an assumption. Phenomenal consciousness is a fiction written by our brains to help us track the impact that the world makes on us by Keith Frankish edited by O … Continue reading The Consciousness Illusion
by Jack Kornfield edited by O Society October 15, 2019 Spiritual practice inevitably brings us face to face with the profound mystery of our own identity. We take birth in a human body. What is this force which gives us life, brings us and the world into form? The world’s great spiritual teachings tell us … Continue reading Self or No-Self, What is Identity?
From newborns to nation states, we trust similarity. We love our friends, but does this mean we must hate those who are different? by Marek Cohn edited by O Society September 25, 2019 We come into the world with open minds, ready to tune in to whatever language or culture surrounds us. But as we lock on … Continue reading Us and Them
by Steven Reidbord edited by O Society September 17, 2019 The word “dialectic” has a long history, from ancient Greek philosophers, through Hegel and Marx, and to the present day. Its meaning has changed over the centuries, and according to different thinkers. In psychotherapy, “dialectic” is almost wholly associated with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), where the … Continue reading Dialectics in Psychotherapy
by O Society August 18, 2019 There's an old story of this monk called Bodhidharma. Story goes like this: Once Upon A Time, Bodhidharma came upon a monastery in China, so he decided to stop awhile to teach the monks about Buddhism. They did a bunch of sitting staring at the wall for nine years … Continue reading VooDoo Accident Down at the Forge (Musical Interlude)
by David McKay edited by O Society August 11, 2019 Q: A friend says she believes meditation is a form of escape. Therefore, my question to you is: How do we know if we are transcending/ going beyond the egoic state OR if instead we are simply escaping from it? What does transcendence look and feel … Continue reading About Knowing and Insight