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?
edited by O Society September 12, 2019 Not sure what this is called... perhaps melodic metal is the term the kids use these days. New one from Insomnium out this week. So insomnium is your Word of the Day. insomnium (noun): wakefulness, vision, dream It's Latin, so maybe not a word found in every English … Continue reading Musical Interlude: Insomnium Valediction on Friday the 13th
by Kishore Saval edited by O Society September 9, 2019 For thousands of years, the liberal arts were not liberal, and this is why they are increasingly unwelcome in our time. An honest study of the past is unsettling in a liberal age, because a person who learns to venerate earlier cultural traditions, from Homer … Continue reading The Illiberal Arts
Take a look at this: "What if Trump Supporters Love Chaos As Much As He Does?" by Ed Kilgore in Intelligencer. This article attempts to answer the BIG question of why Trump's supporters stick with him with such fervor. Great question, but somehow "addiction to chaos" does not seem to be the answer. How about … Continue reading The Riddle of the Vampire Duck
by David Egan edited by O Society August 15, 2019 'I am not a religious man,’ the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said to a friend, ‘but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view.’ These problems that he claims to see from a religious point of view tend to be … Continue reading Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein & Heraclitus
https://www.facebook.com/combinesharvestersthreshers/videos/bugs-bunny-and-yosemite-samthems-fighting-words/1593515897433810/ by Robert Myers edited by O Society In a manifesto posted online shortly before he went on to massacre 22 people at an El Paso Walmart, the murderer cited the “invasion” of Texas by Hispanics. In doing so, the Walmart murderer echoed President Trump’s rhetoric of an illegal immigrant “invasion.” Think about what this word … Continue reading Warspeak: Them is Fightin’ Words!