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My Collection of Life Rules

Originally posted on Aug 14, 2007 Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you...

A Few Excerpts from The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace is a collection of lessons from the O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of AikiDo. I consider the book my guide in...

Meditation Handbook

A student helping student project Meditation is Inner Astronomy. by Christopher Calder -You discover the stars, the moon, and the sun...

Do vs Jitsu / Jutsu

First let's talk about the words Jitsu vs. Jutsu Jitsu is a Kanji that is used as "honesty" or "truth" -- such as "jitsu-wa" ("to tell...

Meditation Is Not Medicine

If you practice meditation with a certain purpose; an expectation; like a task at the end of which you will be granted eternal happiness...

The Last Question

One of my favorite short stories by Isaac Asimov The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time...

Zazen is a Method not an End in itself

Ma-tsu was doing Zazen daily in his hut on Nan-yueh Mountain. Watching him one day, Huai-jang (Nanyue Huairang, Nangaku Ejo) 677-744, his...

The Blue Light Hazard

Excerpt from Artificial Lighting and the Blue Light Hazard (The Facts About Lighting and Vision) by Dan Roberts, Founding Director ...

Caffeine, pros & cons

There are two schools of thought regarding use of caffeine. You will find both represented here. First the pro then the con. With about...

Secret Wisdom

Every now and then I read the stuff that I preach on some book or magazine. Most of the time it comes as a relief, that I'm not as insane...

Said the Chessire Cat

"... thought Alice, and she went on. "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where...

4 "3 rules" of thumb

Memorize these. One day this information may save your life. "3 rules" You can only survive: - 3 minutes without oxygen, - 3 hours...

The OverSoul

"We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the...

From Carl Jung...

I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid...

Shikantaza

Originally posted on May 21, 2001 In Zen they have a practice which they call shikantaza. And of course, even to call it a practice is...

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