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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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A Contemplative Walk in the Throne Room of Mountain Gods

A Contemplative Walk in the Throne Room of Mountain Gods

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” (Alan Watts) “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” (Alan Watts)     I live in Squamish BC, truly one of this planet’s wilderness and mountain paradises. I even get to live in the shadow of the Spirit Rock I climbed for 12 or more years,...

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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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What Do I Believe?

OM MANI PADME HUM “To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.” (Willam Blake) “The Truth is One – The Sages Speak Of It With Many Names” (Vedic Scripture)   Caveat: I should begin by stating up front that it is inherently, fundamentally, psychologically and literally impossible for me to adequately, or completely,...

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Ignorance is Bliss

“The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.“ (Bhagavad Gita) “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.“ (Confucius) A few years back a movie/documentary came out titled “What the Bleep Do We Know“. I was very impressed with this show, but not because I learned anything profoundly new or unique....

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