Category Archives: worship

America

America is NOT white. America is also not male. America is not middle-class.  America definitely does not wear a suit. America is a little loopy.  America has had to take medicine before, and will probably need to again.  America is smart, … Continue reading

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Hedging Gods: “I’m a Christian, but I’m also a [Buddhist, Taoist, Agnostic, etc]!”

I saw this again today, in a comment on a Taoist forum:  "I'm a Christian, but I'm also a Taoist!  Some people may see a conflict in that, but it works for me!" Well duh it works for you, homie.  You're a member of … Continue reading

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test-driving taoism, online bullying edition

This week, I did a thing *in the manner that my kungfu / philosophy training would have me do it*, even though that was really backwards from how I normally would act, and how I fairly desperately wanted to act. … Continue reading

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Ideas: not letting the Devil know

I love the few great ideas I've heard expressed equally well in a Western and an Eastern context; it gives me hope that any method of understanding has the potential to reveal truth, if applied correctly.   Here's one:  In … Continue reading

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Realizing how big a tree is

One of my favorite perception shifts in this life comes from suddenly realizing how big a tree is. You're walking along, idly thinking or just perceptively assuming that you're passing these giant sticks with branches and big umbrella-tops with leaves, … Continue reading

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Word Junkie

To remind you who you're dealing with: the allusive is my everything (oh lovely self-slogan, all I need and a t-shirt too) the illusive makes me sick  (show 'em or go home, gods; this ain't dice) and the elusive lifts … Continue reading

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Smarter than me: The Dalai Lama’s Eighteen

Oh, too good to not post (and not sure how I missed it before, since it's not very new) — the Dalai Lama wrote a list of eighteen guidelines for Better Living, and every single one of them had me … Continue reading

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SPACE != EMPTINESS

::clapclapclapclapclap:: Stars from Space  [HD video, really worth your time to let load, hit fullscreen, sit back and get ready to grin like a maniac]

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The Tyranny of the Ten Thousand Things

There are approximately ten thousand posts backed up in my brain right now, but I've no idea when I'll get a chance to write them, so instead you get one of the (many!) good bits from the Tao Te Ching: … Continue reading

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Gandhi FTW (yes, I’m shocked too)

New quote added to the Random Quotes scroller: "Seven Deadly Sins: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice."  – Mahatma Gandhi I like this more complete … Continue reading

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