카테고리 아카이브: 삶과 죽음

축하 삶의, 죽음의 — 이 범주 내 개인적인 게시물의 일부를 포함.

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Life is full of contradictions.

I am attending a research retreat on mindfulness and contemplative practices at the beautiful Garrison Institute. I am learning a lot of interesting things, and meeting a lot of like-minded and excellent people – the kind of people with whom I could have deep conversation about the unreal nature of reality, unlike most people from other walks of life would politely and tactfully excuse themselves when I get a bit unreal.

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Twilight Years

At some point in our life, we come to accept the fact we are closer to death than life. What lies ahead is definitely less significant than what is left behind. These are the twilight years, and I have come to accept them. With darkness descending over the horizons, and the long shadows of misspent years and evaded human conditions slithering all around me, I peer into the void, into an eternity of silence and dreamlessness. 그것은이다 almost time.

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'바가 바드 기타 (Bhagavad Gita)

힌두교의 경전 중, the Bhagavad Gita is the most revered one. 문자로 표시 하나님의 말씀, the Bhagavad Gita enjoys a stature similar to the Bible or the Koran. 모든 경전처럼, the Bhagavad Gita also can be read, 단순히 헌신의 행위로, 하지만 철학적 담론으로뿐만 아니라. 그것은 세계를 이해하는 철학적 입장을 제시, 어떤 형태 (인도 사람들을 위해) 생명을 다루는 기본 및 기본 가정, 그들 주위에 알 수없는 현실. 사실, 그냥 가정 및 가정보다 더; 그것은 대대로 물려 상식의 기초. 그것은 지성의 기초입니다, 어떤 논리 이전에 동화되어 감동 할 수 없거나 합리성 분석 현실의 본능과 감정의 이해를 형성. 그들은 트럼프 때마다 로고를하는 신화입니다.

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Aging Mind

I used to have a pretty sharp mind, particularly when it came to simple arithmetic. I think age has begun to dull it. Case in point: recently I had to check a friend’s pulse rate. So I felt his pulse for 15 seconds and got 17 beats. 그 시점에서, I wanted to call out the heart beats per minute. And at that point, my mind suddenly went blank. It started going through this chain, “확인, I got 17 에 15 seconds. So what is it for a minute? It should be, 무엇, 60 seconds over 15 시간 17. Hold it, where is my iPhone? I need a calculator. No wait, 그것은이다 17 for a quarter of a minute. 그래서 17 시간 4. Where is my calculator, dammit?!” Granted, it was a slightly stressful situation. But this is not at all the way my mind used to work.

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Income Inequality

I read on BBC yesterday that the richest 62 people in the world now earn as much as the poorest half, which would be about 3.5 billion people! Although there is some confusion about the methodology, it is clear that the wealth and income have been getting more and more polarized. The rich are certainly getting richer. Income inequality is more acute than ever.

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9/11 – Too True to Tell

It has been a while since I posted a new article in this series on 9/11. Recent terror events have made it unpalatable to dwell on the 9/11 conspiracy theme. Nevertheless, one has stand up for what one believes to be true, even when the stance is unpopular. So I will press on with the series, and wrap it up with two more articles, despite the warning from a friend that I will never be able to visit the US again without risking a lengthy interview at the airport. Or worse. 그러나, some truths have to be told, even when they are too true.

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기타 알려진 음모

이 활짝 열려 불어까지 음모 이론은 괴짜에 대한 이론과 사료를 유지. 그 시점에서, 괴짜는 수상 경력이있는 기자가되고 국가의 영웅으로 간주 된 지도자들은 반사회적 범죄자가 될. 그런은 여론의 변덕 스러움입니다, 그리고 그것은과 함께합니다 9/11 음모가 널리 알려지게 (그것은 이제까지 않는 경우) 이 음모였습니다.

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하나님 — A Personal Story

I want to wrap up this series on atheism with a personal story about the point in time where I started diverging from the concept of God. I was very young then, about five years old. I had lost a pencil. It had just slipped out of my schoolbag, which was nothing more than a plastic basket with open weaves and a handle. When I realized that I had lost the pencil, I was quite upset. I think I was worried that I would get a scolding for my carelessness. 당신이 볼, my family wasn’t rich. We were slightly better off than the households in our neighborhood, but quite poor by any global standards. The new pencil was, 나에게, a prized possession.

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