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Gleaning Wisdom

People who read the books but fail to understand the wisdom of the sages are slaves of the letter. This is a paraphrase of some pithy wisdom taught during a Dharma lecture by one of my gurus a decade ago. … Continue reading

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Innocence

Whilst sipping coffee and daydreaming during the afternoon, my thoughts wandered into the subject of innocence. Society places a great deal of importance to it–almost as some sort of virtue. The problem with such an ideological opinion is that innocence … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Anti-Intellectualism (Commentary)

Have you ever wondered why so many people in the West, especially in America, are proud of not knowing science, mathematics, civics, and philosophy? It’s gotten to the point where ignorance of facts has become some sort of virtue. To … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know

One of my school chums could never say, “I don’t know”. If one of my friends cornered him on a fabricated answer, he only became more defensive. Gary was actually a pretty intelligent guy. He went on to graduate school and … Continue reading

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Arrested For Learning

While fact checking a YouTube video last night, I stumbled across a blurb that was more compelling than the original reason for the search. There was only the statement, “90 Negroes arrested for learning”. The isolated tidbit of information was … Continue reading

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Real Peace

“Since about that time, war had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war.  For several months during his childhood there had been confused street fighting in London itself, some of which he remembered … Continue reading

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Sorting Out The Information

To say that we live in an over informed environment is to state the obvious.  One is tempted to single out the Internet as the main culprit that is drowning us with information.   That would be too easy.  To argue … Continue reading

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