It's all around you, like smog. This train isn't bound for glory.
Background by Deak Ferrand, who pwnz.
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I could've said: "Atheists think that they are hardcore because they don't believe in God. But Buddhists don't even believe in people! - except in a notional or discursive sense, and excepting the personalists (who lost), and then there's the Pudgala section of the Adhidamma, but there, we . . . (More)
I am not at war with the universe - though that doesn't mean I have to like it.That's the trouble with ravers and Discordians; they insist upon liking it. The disciples of sweetness and light are characterized by grasping desperation. (And no, I'm not against it, either. Didn't I already say . . . (More)
ï¿½Fiction, myth, religion, faith, voluntary reality, ritual, and play.ï¿½ The stakes today are rather high.ï¿½ then there's "Bob".ï¿½ Why do I assert that "Bob" is the prime wholesale source of relatively uncut Slack there be?ï¿½ "Bob" said so, and "Bob"'s word is good enough for me, . . . (More)
Atheists think that they are hardcore because they don't believe in God.But Buddhists don't even believe in people! The remarkable thing here is that some of you may think that I'm kidding, but I'm not. This shows the depth of your prejudice. Even the remarkable Descartes thought it was a . . . (More)
I am told that insisting on talking about your dreams means that you are tedious. I suppose I am comfortable with that. At the time, this one felt like a shocking re-acquaintance with my former articles of faith. Now, it mostly strikes me as funny. Or: "...I used to be disgusted and now I . . . (More)
This is very old news to many of you, but bears remembering. As reported by John Herman, in Gizmodo a plucky chiropteran, weary of the cycle of samsara, mounted upon the space shuttle, and blasted off into parts unknown. As Herman puts it: Bereft of his ability to fly and with nowhere t . . . (More)
Moses supposes That Moses has gnosis; What Moses supposes is wrong. What Mo supposes, Sid diagnoses; Siddhartha's dharma is strong. Jesus would please us If all were like Jesus And pharisees had Jesus' logos. But Constantine constantly Cons the constabulary; Beloved in Christ, t . . . (More)
Friends, and regular readers (if any) may know that I am sympathetic to Buddhism, though I am not a Buddhist. (I'm not much of a joiner.)But, sometimes, it seems to me that the Buddhist dhamma is something like what parents do when they've taken a small child to see a scary movie. Seeing t . . . (More)