1 min

The Nature of Eternity

During my meditation I observed that the development of attention and stillness results in a richer experience of every moment.  I observed that the slower the mind, the more it perceives. Thus, it is my view that a dream of a few seconds can feel like a lifetime because of the stillness of the mind ...

1 min

The Nature of All Living Things

It is the nature of all living things to want happiness and avoid suffering. The emotional state of one person (or living thing) always spills over to others. Therefore to be a cause for suffering of others ultimately leads to suffering of oneself. Thus, without spiritual or religious consideration, it simply makes sense to create an ...

4 mins

Our First Two Weeks of Home Schooling

Much to the dismay of family and friends, we started home schooling our kids this year.  All I can say is, I am quite happy that looks do not kill. What is the point of going to school? The point of going to school is to get educated.  The point of getting educated is to discover ...

1 min

Skill

What is the purpose of skill if not to be employed in service of others? The idea of compensation is a barrier to the attainment of true skill because it limits practice. Without practice, one cannot achieve the greatest ability to employ skill. Without employment of true skill, the world is less than it should be. Therefore ...

2 mins

Freedom

The biggest mistake people make is believing that freedom is about doing whatever they want whenever they want.  It is, unfortunately the ultimate human aspiration; to be financially free, socially free, politically free, spiritually free, economically free… The way I see it, it is a recipe for abject boredom! I will borrow an analogy from Alan ...

3 mins

[Nessun Dorma] None Shall Sleep!

This piece is the show-stopping finale of a tale of love, composed by Giacomo Puccini.  It is the story of an unknown prince [Calaf] who falls in love with a princess [Turandot].  However any man who wishes to wed her must answer three riddles correctly, if not he is beheaded!  This is what I found on ...

2 mins

Leadership is Undemocratic

It is increasingly evident to me that to achieve anything significant, one ought to be resolute and unwavering on that which must be achieved. Having said this, there has never been a great achievement in history, whose realisation came about from the perspiration of one person. For this reason, once the goal is set, it ...

1 min

In Principle

“I would rather die now than, like the gentleman, change my politics and simultaneous with the change receive an office worth three thousand dollars a year, and then have to erect a lightning-rod over my house to protect a guilty conscience from an offended God.” Abraham Lincoln Excerpt From: Ketcham, Henry. “The Life of Abraham ...

1 min

Short Story for Marikana

“One fine day it occurred to the Members of the Body that they were doing all the work and the Belly was having all the food. So they held a meeting, and after a long discussion, decided to strike work till the Belly consented to take its proper share of the work. So for a ...

Older posts