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Jan.19.2010
1.Shelf no meaninglessness.Shelf no meaning.Shelf no nirvana or nonduality.If you got "it" now, share "it" now.That’s the Law of Now!2.Let the store-keeper save what feels good today and makes sense today untill tomorrow to make money.Strategy (the Long-Think) wasn’t invented to...
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Jan.18.2010
1.If I were writing a memoire right about now I’d sayI wasted my now on the memory of self-narrative.2.Look your own emptiness into its own “I.”See the 360 degrees of this infinite space.3.Open your mind not as an expandable informational Self-Storage you see off the highways.But as you empty your...
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Jan.17.2010
“While most of the city [Port-Au-Prince] of 3 million people focused on clearing the streets of debris and puling bodies out of the rubble, there were pockets of violence and anarchy, reports of looting and ransacking, and at least one lynching of an accused looter as police officers stood aside. ...
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Jan.12.2010
1. Like a hand in a glove, Mind is an analogy of reality. Consciousness is the real thing. 2. Ego is a memory. Forget it. 3. Look at this proletarian body! Look at its billions of constitutionally independent cells! Look at how they all united in one mind! Can you? 4. If I had a tail, I’d chase it...
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Jan.10.2010
Material: Deborah Solomon's (The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 10, 2010) interview of actor Michael Cera. Genre:A mash-up re-interview - in which the interviewee's responses are arbitrarily matched against actual and virtual questions. Notation: DS (Deborah Solomon - asks actual questions), MC (...
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Jan.10.2010
1.You and I, we’ve been right and wrong so many infinite times that we finally gaveeach other the benefit of no-difference.We called it “love” but we could’ve called it “oneness.”It’s the same thing-less thing-less-ness anyway!Certainly not an "it."2.Love the other like yourselfbecause...
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Jan.07.2010
1.Gautama eventually awakened from his extreme zazen.But the bodhi tree he'd sat under still hasn’t.2.Respect all nature like yourself.You are a part of it.3.What seems inanimate isn’t.It’s just way too deep inside to show itself yet.But it will.4.Patience, lifeforms, patienceas we wait even on...
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Jan.06.2010
Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on January 7th (by Julian, rather than Gregorian calendar).  My belated thoughts on the matter.  Just on time. 1. Same thought I had twelve times. -          Which one? Doesn't matter. -          What does? What does is the experience of timelessness, i...
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Jan.02.2010
1.Trillions of your neural cells clap hands in inter-hemispheric coordination.Emerge, Corpus Callosum!2.A dead-again solipsist, I re-incarnate from one orphan body to another.In and out, just like that…3.At my own funeral I stand burying my own mind with my own body.But who mourns for thee,...
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Jan.02.2010
1.I interviewed each and every snow flake about what it’s liketo melt.“It’s, like, first, you are and, then, it's, like, you aren’t."So, now I know what it's like: it's un-like-like.2.No physics of phase transition can explain how steam turns to ice or death to life.There is no intermediate...
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Dec.29.2009
Not every year can be necessarily a happy one, but even an unhappy year can be a mindful one.  So, instead of wishing you a happy new year, I'd like to wish you a mindful one, a year of presents and presence!  In reviewing my 2009 posts, I'd like to replay this one theme, that of redefining...
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Dec.26.2009
Bernard Fontanelle, 17th century secretary of the Academie Francaise, wrote: A work on politics, on morals, a piece of criticism, even a manual on the art of public speaking would, other things being equal, be all the better for having been written by a geometrician. "Other things being equal...
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Dec.24.2009
Lady Nijo, a once imperial concubine turned Buddhist, named, as the court ladies would be in the 14th century Japan, after a street (2nd Avenue), writing in the distant year of 1307, shares the following travel note: “I had given up my home completely, yet my thoughts quite naturally lingered on...
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Dec.24.2009
As my third book The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering & Rediscovering Your Essential Self (New Harbinger, release: Fall 2010) is going into copy-editing, I am looking at a heap of cut-outs that didn’t make the final manuscript.  Here’s one such cut-out in the style of I what I call an “...
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Dec.23.2009
Knut Hamsun wrote: "My soul broods. Mechanically I walk over to a tree, pull my cap low over my eyes and lean with my back against the tree, hands clasped behind my neck. I gaze and think, the flames from my fire dazzle my eyes, but I feel nothing. For some time I stand in this meaningless...
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