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The Mystical Experience

The Mystical Experience

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion“. (Dalai Lama) “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” (John Muir) “The deepest level of truth uncovered by science, & by philosophy, is the fundamental truth of unity. At that deepest subnuclear level of our reality, you & I are literally one.” (John...

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Why I am Opposed to LNG in Squamish

Why I am Opposed to LNG in Squamish

  “The more we exploit nature, the more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.” (Morris Udall) “What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?” (Thoreau) “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” (Margaret Mead)   Squamish is currently wrestling with the difficult moral, economic and environmental questions...

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Universal Ethics & Responsibility

Universal Ethics & Responsibility

   “To build a global ethic of nonviolence, coexistence, gender equity and peace by facilitating secular processes that cultivate personal and social ethical values.” (FUR)  “To promote universal responsibility in a manner that respects difference and encourages a diversity of beliefs, practices and approaches.” (FUR) “To enrich educational paradigms that tap the transformative potential of the human...

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A Journey of Three Books and One Life

A Journey of Three Books and One Life

“A warrior must cultivate the feeling that he has everything needed for the extravagant journey that is his life. What counts for a warrior is being alive. Life in itself is sufficient, self-explanatory and complete. Therefore, one may say without being presumptuous that the experience of experiences is being alive.” (Castaneda) “When a warrior learns to stop the internal dialogue, everything becomes possible; the most far-fetched schemes...

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Education, Science & Knowledge Should be FREE!

Education, Science & Knowledge Should be FREE!

  “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” (Socrates) “It is our moral duty to share the scientific, intellectual, spiritual and creative wisdom of man with all of humanity so that every single person on the planet has the same opportunity to explore, expand, become enlightened by, or simply to experience, the collective gifts of humankind.” (JPS)   All knowledge, all science, all education and even all...

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Fear Not Social Media

Fear Not Social Media

  “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” (Potter Stewart) “We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.” (John Stuart Mill)   We now live in a world connected through the Internet, social-media and other technologies where the principles of democracy, freedom of...

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