Philosophy

Muhammad Ali, larger than life

Muhammad Ali, larger than life

An unsurpassed legacy has reached its temporal conclusion.  The greatest sports figure and celebrity of the 20th century has passed.  Rather than mourn his death, we continue to celebrate his life and its many facets.   Rather than poorly retelling a complex life story, I […]

first axiom of art

first axiom of art

…Art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference and rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or ideas in such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or even a feeling, but an impact. […]

the soul of Sindh

the soul of Sindh

O friend, why are you still inclined to waste paper and ink? Go forth and try to find the source where words were formed. ~Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai  was a devout Muslim Sufi, but his spirituality was broad and welcoming, making […]

Overflowing with wisdom

Overflowing with wisdom

  Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty, a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin. ~Rumi  

Something lovely

Something lovely

I need to experience soft words and places again…. Wherever you go you will find your teacher, as long as you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. ~ Shunryu Suzuki ~ Shunryu Suzuki was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in […]

Power of Myth pt1

Power of Myth pt1

The post is for primarily for me… Power of Myth Episode 1: The Hero’s Adventure  (first broadcast June 21, 1988 on PBS) About Campbell, hero types, hero deeds, Jesus Christ, the Buddha, movie heroes, Star Wars as a metaphor, an Iroquois story: the refusal of […]

Follow your bliss

Follow your bliss

To find your own way is to follow your bliss I always tell my students ‘follow your bliss’. When you have that feeling, stay with it and don’t let anyone throw you off. ~ Joseph Campbell ~ (I am on a Joseph Campbell kick in honor of the […]

So do I

So do I

I want to live in a world where George Zimmerman offered Trayvon Martin a ride home to get him out of the rain that night. ~Greg Brewer, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida

The Lama, the book and Leonard Cohen

The Lama, the book and Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen narrates a film on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1994) 5 part video series, an hour in total. According to Buddhist scholar and translator Robert Thurman (father of Uma), The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or Bardo Thodol, “organizes the […]

Musical universe

Musical universe

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. ~Lao Tzu~



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