Suffering is Difference, Bliss is Sameness.

That sounds like a platitude. Indeed it might be. It's just an expression of my latest understanding and once again my 'obsession' with the way Reality keeps consistently 'boiling down to' Sameness and Difference.  I'm quite astounded that what I had until now thought applied metaphysically and physically, also applies emotionally/spiritually. I had been chewing…

A Fireside Chat with Meru

"Come, come in, welcome! Here, sit down by the fire. I prepared it just before you showed up, and the space has just begun to warm." Meru the Wise talks with us by the fireside. We play with ideas, and hopefully learn some things when we're done.

Real Faith is No Faith

Real Faith Many people (atheist and theist alike) see 'having real faith in God' as the complete and utter surrender to [its] omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence - to know in your deepest core that [it] exists and works its work in the world for you and through you.  The epitome of this 'real' faith should…