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Mondays Suck

Some Mondays I just lose perspective,
My “Positive Patty” not at all effective.
Days like this simply suck,
I can’t pretty them up,
My “things work out” button fucking defective! 34 more words


Atman, Anatta, and the Seth Material

Hinduism and Buddhism, two of the world’s most influential thought systems, diverge dramatically on the issue of the self. In the Advaita Vedanta school of Hinduism (which based on the ancient texts of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Brahma Sutras), it is held that all of reality is the static Atman, or “Self” in Sanskrit. 1,025 more words

The Seth Material

truly invisible

in my life I carefully and
experimentally crafted
a ghost with which to be

I long-time realised, out of
a fog of anxiety, that ghosts… 365 more words



POSTCARD #135: Glasgow, Scotland: Battles lost and won and always the bagpipes have a part to play. There’s an extraordinary power about the instrument. I hear it as I’m walking down Buchanan Street, drawn towards the sound, and see the huge crowd surrounding the group outside an expensive shopping mall. 480 more words

The 'now' Moment


There’s a Buddhist concept I’ve despised for years and thought was complete nonsense. It’s called anatta, and is translated as not self. It’s this idea that we as individuals don’t really exist, that we dissolve into a great sky of awareness. 668 more words

awareness of awareness

‘Our awareness is like the air around us: we rarely notice it. It functions in all our waking moments and may even continue in sleep. Usually we are caught up in the content of our awareness, preoccupied with what we think, feel, and experience. 673 more words

The 'now' Moment


POSTCARD #129: Delhi: I’ve had this photo in my files for a long time. All kinds of stuff come to mind, studying it, but if you look closely, there’s an orderlieness about it. 628 more words

The 'now' Moment