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November 23, 2014

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10:52 AM | So a 4 Year Old Elephant Paints a Picture of Oneself and Signs His Name – Big Deal!
Here’s a video of an elephant painting an elephant.  He is 4 years old.  His name is Suda. Amazing, right? But is it?! We (“humans”) are just modern-day apes: if a monkey can (be trained to) paint itself, why couldn’t an elephant?! We are a neural tribe: a neuron is a neuron is a neuron […]
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1:27 AM | Return to Oneness
Troy Wilson Organ says: “Man is the point at which the cosmos ceases to pluralize and starts the return to Oneness.” A flattering thought but I think this process already plays out with ants and their colonies, and, maybe, dates as evolutionarily far back as metazoan/multicellular organization. In sum, each “I” is really a “we” […]

November 22, 2014

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1:11 PM | Eating Sun
“What is the future of eating?” is the question that I tried to answer in “Reinventing the Meal” (2012) Transhuman Fermentation Still a cultural underground, transhumanism is a gradual churning of techno-genetic possibilities. As a social movement, transhumanism is still in the stages of fermentation. From the evolutionary standpoint, transhumanism is an attempt at self-guided evolution, […]

November 19, 2014

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1:33 PM | Ordinary Perfection
When I look at the nameless reality of Whatever Currently Is (right now) through the lens of mindfulness and presence, everything relaxes me, everything feels “ok” and “normal” and “simply such” – even illness and death and violence and war and… You name it! Everything – the entire Ordinary Perfection of it all. In 1710 […]

November 17, 2014

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11:58 PM | Ceasing and Arising
Ceasing and arising – two words for one and the same self-renewing flow of reality. Psychology of pratitya-samutpada (dependent origination) is the psychology of acceptance of What Is.  

November 16, 2014

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1:45 PM | Identity Giveaway
Identity theft is when someone identifies themselves as you and steals your resources. Identity giveaway is when you identify as someone else and surrender your sense of individuality and uniqueness. All identification with the external is a giveaway of your essence. Identity giveaway begins with social comparisons and peaks with social imitation. The word “identity” […]

November 10, 2014

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9:21 AM | Formless Awareness
Form is structure. Thus, form binds. Ego is form, an informational structure, an info-form. Thus, ego binds. - You are not form, you are that which is in the process of formation. What is that? A life-force, conscious matter. - To drop ego, drop form. Drop your view of self. Self-esteem, self-worth, self-concept – drop […]

November 09, 2014

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11:28 PM | Veils of Illusion
A life takes shape. We give this Namelessness a name. And Maya (illusion) is born. Universe likes to play pranks on its it-less no-self Hiding its Oneness behind the veils of plurality. - Vedic Psychology | Lotus Effect : www.pavelsomov.com
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2:36 PM | Am-ful Om-ness, Om-ful Am-ness
1. Church bells: A couple of weeks ago, while coming home from work, I heard church bells… I love the sound of church bells – not the meaning of that sound or the affiliations of that sound – but just the sound, the sound itself.  There is a nice “om” to this sound.  This sound […]

November 03, 2014

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7:33 PM | A Stitch of Self
Being stitches its way through Becoming: Now you see your essential Self and now – eclipsed by Form – you don’t. In and out, Being threads its way through the fabric of Nonbeing.

November 02, 2014

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10:34 AM | Mind’s Eye, Mind’s Nose
Smell helps mind see at night. So does hearing and touch. Point is: all sensations reduce to vision. See what I mean? In case you don’t, let me “show” you again: each sense gives mind a model of reality and to model a reality is to envision it. So, whether it is a nose or […]

October 28, 2014

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11:19 AM | A Banality
If we know how to, we love our kids (which is a big “if” (since many of us weren’t loved or were not loved “right”)). They take that love and, hopefully, pass it on (a big “hopefully” since they are so many matching and existential variables involved). That’s how the world is righted, a heart […]

October 26, 2014

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12:52 PM | Pure Experience
“I suddenly realize that at last after more than seventy years of looking I see things as they are – what a phrase, “as they are” – and not, as in all past years, wrapped in concepts, e.g. man, woman, flowers, trees.  I see them now as islands of black and white that move, or […]
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