little buddha

Tonite I said to Sean “Buddy, know what makes me smile? That you dislike poetry and philosophy, and never fail to tell me so, but still you listen politely to the end before complaining.” “Daddy,” he replied somewhat facetiously, “that's the little buddha in me.” No tags for this post.

belief

Neitzsche realized that all code is untethered, and it drove him mad (the option of floating in the void not being part of his calculus). But even that aphelion is neither an apex nor a release from the wheel, as both Goethe and various bodhisattvas differently understood. The point is to return to belief, chosen… Continue reading

unconscious

The idea that there's both a conscious mind and an unconscious mind is a misconception brought about by language. There is what we call the conscious mind that generally emerges from the social practice of inner dialog: internal speech and signing that we metaphorically attribute to thinking. And there is also the vast spectrum of… Continue reading

nidan

This morning after adult class we had one of our periodic dojo cleanups, as usual in the days before a seminar. In addition to about a dozen adult members, there were several children and even a parent or two. Teenage James was climbing like a monkey in the rafters, while others, including some of our… Continue reading

usenet

A couple weeks ago AT&T Internet services decided to globally eliminate all binary newsgroups from their newsserver. This was done with absolutely no advance warning (or any after-the-fact announcement either 1), and was ostensibly an effort to eliminate child pornography.  How that excuse justifies blocking access to audio files takes a stretch of imagination, but… Continue reading