No amount of violence we can subject those aggressors to can take away her pain. Nothing can undo that devastation. But by subjecting them to the horrors many of us have vividly envisioned administering to them, we only add to the total depravity of human nature.
Gottingen itself was also quite pretty but I’m sure my impression was strongly influenced by the fact that I saw it on two lovely spring days with the sun shining bright and florescent green leaves peeping out of the distrustful trees.
If you go deep enough into one thing, you will reach the infinity of existence within it. This is true of all fields. A musician touches the infinite connection when touched with inspiration. Tunes are given, just as words to an inspired poet. Given from where?
As I listened to the experiences of those who took DMT, I heard echoes of this mythological state. It isn’t a creative story. It is the truth of a different world which we know so little about.
The battle between emotion and control is an old one. It is fought by each of us in our lives as well as philosophers at a more conceptual level. In more recent times philosophical expression has extended to fictional realms like books, series and movies. I have a particular fascination with this topic because I … [Read more…]
I also read about the Vulcan philosophy and I think we would do well to adopt is as much as is humanly possible. They protect diversity of life, are very scientifically curious and are humane in their concerns for others. Though they are often mistaken to be emotionless, they are merely far more controlled about it than humans.
We assume Immortality. Only a death of someone close to us reminds us of our Impermanence.
We make promises and think of ways to make our lives more meaningful, now that we’ve experienced this reminder. It’s sometimes referred to as the Funeral Syndrome. But Time flows on and we are too soon lulled back into the false impression of permanence and nothing in our life really changes.
Snow that lies on plants, weighing down in their leaves; Frost that decorates the various gymnosperms and winter plants, holly bright with red berries, large falling snow flakes, and snow laden rooftops in this Winter Wonderland.
From an Indian perspective, I think this is definitely worth passing on to those who make a big deal of stories like Slum Dog Millionaire. India has an infinite number of stories to tell!
I believe the time has come when, just as children of the Occident grow out of Santa Clause, we as humanity need to grow out of the delusion of an external god.
If god is everything, there is no need for a god at all; merely the understanding of the interconnected nature of existence itself, and the laws of physics, discovered and undiscovered, that govern it. At this early point in our spiritual evolution we, as a species, may seek more growth at the material level in the form of accumulation of monetary assets and comforts, but I would dare to hope that at some point, more of us would look to less limited realms; towards our highest mental, emotional, physical and spiritual potentials.