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How can you un-know what you know?

A 4-part report about a trip to New Zealand. -A little afterthought I once wrote down on a lonely beach in New Zealand- It was Abel Tasman who in 1642 laid eyes upon New Zealand as the first European. He … Continue reading

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The freedom of desire and the freedom from desire.

– An essay about the endlessly fascinating phenomenon of freedom – Orion is already high above the horizon now when we settle down for our evening sit on the beach, Pleiades (Parvin) hovers high above us almost in the zenith. The … Continue reading

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Stillpoint Island

– A reflection on Buddhism – There is a little island at the north end of Danzante. It doesn’t really have a name of its own, you will not find it on any map; however, many years ago I gave … Continue reading

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The joy of gardening here and there

Even though Parvin always has something growing in boxes and little trays – she can even grow alfalfa sprouts in a plastic bag on a backpack while hiking 20 miles every day – we never could have much of a … Continue reading

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Turning the mind on itself

Meditation, (like Yoga), has experienced an incredible boost of recognition and acceptance in the past few decades. For centuries it had been just a mysterious, obscure religious activity hardly anybody knew about, but in our times it suddenly was discovered … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about faith and belief

Some thoughts about faith and belief This was posted before but got buried in unrelated stuff… * * * Language, at best, can only evoke the truth, it cannot say the truth.  A review of : Daniel Everett (“Don’t sleep, there are snakes”) … Continue reading

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The perception and the pursuit of happiness.

We don’t see what is real, we see what we think is real. And our thoughts are to a vast extent directly influenced by conditioning that happened on a sub-personal level outside of our awareness and almost always without our … Continue reading

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