Believing is Seeing

You choose your belief I'd love to be wrong, I really would - but unfortunately this is all there is. That means belief in spirits, other realms, and even escaping the cycle of death and rebirth is all in your head. Their only real reality lies in the psychological impact those notions have upon you…

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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…

Judgement or Discernment? Is There a Difference?

I've been talking with my older brother who's having difficulties from being, in his words, 'very judgemental'.  Various Eastern philosophies hold that personal unhappiness and 'suffering' stems from attachment and having a judging mind. I've been trying to explain to him how he should 'not judge' because that is the result of a personal attachment…

“ALL Reality is Transformation” – A Review

Reality: It may seem absurd that I see Reality (indeed, all Reality, hence the capital 'R') as being 'made of' Transformations. I am the first to admit it because this is my view almost despite myself - "I would it weren't so". In fact, it's this very discomfort, this very dismay that motivates me to…

Understanding Understanding: Two modes of mind

The human mind, I am convinced, operates in terms of sameness and difference*. From this conviction I have recently come to label two modes of thinking - ways which the mind 'makes sense' of the world: Apophatic Thinking (AT) The mind begins from the notion that everything is the same, and makes sense of the…

Adjacent Existents – A Theory

These ideas are a work in progress. Axiom 1: A Thing "exists" if and only if it also defines what it is "not", which is also a Thing. Axiom 2: A Thing "does not exist" if it is "not not" what it is not - i.e. if it is also its 'not-Thing' - this is…

A whole lotta Nothing

I introduced the notion of "Wu" quite superficially and off-handedly in my first article Ex Sistere and then said no more about it, other than my position that "Wu" is the before-the-big-bang. But that's bad form. In truth, I wanted to get on to other concepts. Now it's time to look at things again and…