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text Infinite Dimensions and the Plurality of Existence quill, Sunday, Jun 17 2012, 2:14pm
It is self-evident that one dimension cannot/does not overlap into another; for instance, the third dimension intruding into fourth or the ninth etc. Dimensions are completely self-contained and isolated from each other though they may share the same ‘space;’ if breaches occurred or dimensions overlapped, their existential integrity would be compromised, they would therefore cease to exist as realms of being governed by specific creative laws and of course any ‘life’ in those dimensions would cease.
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zen_circle.jpg image Not a Question evo, Saturday, Jun 9 2012, 12:50pm
Minimalism attempts to deliver the greatest import/meaning/impact via the barest possible signifiers, for example:

What is unchanging, consistent and constant yet is in a state of perpetual flux? (story and 1 image)
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emptyboat.jpg image The Empty Boat yen, Monday, May 21 2012, 10:53am
From the Chuang Tzu. (story and 1 image)
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trident_yantra_siva.jpg imagePDF Document The Spanda Principle or Divine Pulsation sadh, Friday, May 4 2012, 12:15pm
I would not dare elaborate on these wonderful attached PDF texts, which form the basis of Kashmiri Trika Saivism, a distinct type of Saivism that was heavily influenced by the intellectual tradition of Chinese Buddhism. These texts constitute the ambrosia of Indian monist teachings while relating to the Indian Saivite tradition. (story and 1 image and 4 attached files)
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text The Eastern Concept of Dharma and the Perversity of Western Uniformity sadh, Friday, Mar 23 2012, 10:16pm
Dharma is a fundamental Eastern concept that separates it culturally and ideologically from the West – it doesn’t translate into any western language, however, we are able to render it in a round-about fashion and perhaps appreciate its Eastern meaning.
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interraciallove.jpg image Acts of Love Chris Hedges via ryall, Monday, Feb 20 2012, 6:49am
Love, the deepest human commitment, the force that defies empirical examination and yet is the defining and most glorious element in human life, the love between two people, between children and parents, between friends, between partners, reminds us of why we have been created for our brief sojourns on the planet. Those who cannot love—and I have seen these deformed human beings in the wars and conflicts I covered—are spiritually and emotionally dead. They affirm themselves through destruction, first of others and then, finally, of themselves. Those incapable of love [have] never lived. (story and 3 images)
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bambooplum.jpg image 'Nothing is ever what we think it is – it simply is what it is!' kuan, Saturday, Oct 22 2011, 11:10am
All good adages have many layers of meaning and lend themselves to multiple interpretations and the above is no exception. (story and 1 image)
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brain.jpg image Time and Reality lark, Wednesday, Sep 14 2011, 12:21pm
Time, that dynamic arbitrary form of measure upon which all western culture rides simply does not exist. We, everything exists in an indestructible continuum which is verifiable as continuous experience. Arguments attempting to validate an arbitrary form of measure (time) in an infinite continuum are absurd, have you ever attempted to introduce the ‘past’ or ‘future’ into the voluptuous, explosive present/NOW? At best we are only able to veil continuous reality with allusions (false notions) fictions and myths, even memory is a process that occurs in the present; is anyone able to experience the past in the past or future in the future? NO! All experience/reality is NOW, including what we imagine the past or future to be. Put simply nothing exists or has ever existed outside the (continuous) present -- disbelievers, please try in vain to produce the past or future! (story and 2 images)
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text Release is Instant sadh, Friday, Aug 12 2011, 11:27pm
"By whatever thing you are bound, by that the bond is broken." -- Hevajra Tantra
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text Our True Nature is Bliss stylus, Saturday, Apr 2 2011, 10:33am
Bold, succinct, transformative and evolutionary claims, as expressed by the title, are difficult to ignore.

The ancient Indian Vedas do not mince words or engage in florid metaphor, they emphatically state that man’s true nature is Bliss; the Vedas also challenge us to verify that enduring Truth for ourselves. (story and 4 comments)
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snowflake2.jpg image A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime via jonn, Tuesday, Oct 5 2010, 8:00pm
We never meet anyone by accident; a complex matrix of karmic forces are at work to benefit us all -- though at times we may not immediately appreciate that benefit.

All experience, regardless of how 'pleasant' or 'traumatic,' is designed to guide us toward final understanding/Realisation/Fulfilment -- believe it. 'God' does not play dice with the universe.

Existence is a dynamic dance of mutually effecting energies/patterns forming one infinite, constantly expanding matrix of wonder. Think of the geometric perfection of snowflakes, each one unique yet conforming/responding to specific forces/laws in order to form.

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text Lassitude, Fear and Suffering quill, Wednesday, Sep 22 2010, 10:04am
‘At the root of all sorrow is DESIRE’ – no doubt! An ancient Hindu axiom re-iterated by Gautama Buddha. It is an inviolable TRUTH, too often forgotten at great expense!
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mind_dollar1.jpg image Practical textual/cultural analysis: some secrets revealed peptide, Wednesday, Dec 17 2008, 1:03am
Back at the academy we were given a broad range of material from various cultures to analyse. This material included comics, magazines (from technical, through to fashion and homemaker), political and military reports, movies, religious texts and other published material common to a particular culture. We were then asked to analyse the material and assess the current state, direction, weaknesses and strengths of that culture. (story and 2 images)
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Dattatreya the Triune God image Song of the Ascetic quill, Monday, Jan 7 2008, 12:04pm
Throughout history some texts stand apart from the usual fare - the Avadhuta Gita is one such text -- a favourite among lovers of Truth. (story and 1 image)
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text Is Our Worship of Consumerism and Technology Making Us Depressed? Bruce E. Levine via rialator, Tuesday, Nov 27 2007, 7:02pm
The following is an excerpt from Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Chelsea Green, 2007) by Bruce E. Levine, and is reprinted here with permission from the publisher. In this book, Levine delves into the roots of depression and links our increasingly consumer-based culture and standard-practice psychiatric treatments to worsening depression, instead of solving it.
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Dynamic monism -- Heraclitus 540 BC image The Final Challenge – 7th generation warfare stylus, Wednesday, Sep 26 2007, 11:48pm
Seventh generation warfare is the warrior’s culmination or ruin; it is fought beyond the realm of binary oppositions (good–evil) and faces the most formidable enemy of all, the limitations of self! Know that mastering the 7th is the key to Final Victory. Know ‘that’ which prevents continuity of consciousness and totality of experience. Know the enemy that limits existence to the dictates of men/culture. KNOW and VANQUISH THAT ENEMY! There are no limitations for seventh generation Uber Warriors. KNOW that VICTORY IS YOURS! (story and 2 images)
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Relinquish nothing – effect everything. image Creation and Continuity finch, Sunday, Oct 8 2006, 12:09pm
From cave painting, totemism to pop, ART has always been the means by/through which a given ‘reality’ is created or re-arranged according to the will/desire/needs of the artist.

Who is it that declares ART today? Everyone is an artist and everything, including murder and war is Art! (story and 1 comment and 2 images)
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text Semiotic Sequences and Cultural Appropriation peptide, Wednesday, Jul 12 2006, 5:07pm
I have recently discovered that donning a cleaner’s garb or waiter’s apron is a passport to a wealth of knowledge. A very rich harvest of information is available to every non-descript person in a service industry. A typical but dated example (I do not wish to compromise my current activities) would be an overheard conversation between two bankers regarding the then new strategy of reducing (their) costs while simultaneously narrowing the options/freedoms of the population. The banks and other large financial institutions decided that it would be far more expedient and profitable to run their businesses utilising a strategy of perpetual debt rather than temporary debt. ‘Joe and Josephine’ citizen were about to become perpetual debtors or economic slaves.
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Sri Yantra image Modern Christianity: A Flock of Lost Sheep sadhu, Thursday, Apr 27 2006, 4:29pm
Christianity today has become a misleading term and a very confusing ‘business’. Proclaiming one’s faith as ‘Christian’ no longer identifies the believer in a specific sense – there are more Christian denominations, groups and sub-groups than I would care to mention. Gone is the ‘one faith’, ‘one God’ principle that identifies all true religions; today there are ‘gelicos, penticos, charismaticos, deicos, bapticos, methicos’ and on it goes. The ‘religion’ is severely fragmented, each splintered faction claiming divine authority and status as the true religion (a perfectly absurd situation). (story and 2 images)
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text Eye of Anarchy dingo, Sunday, Feb 19 2006, 1:02am
Anarchism constantly evades those who would attempt to locate a process in a rigid structural (stodgy/dead) ‘tower’ of categories. Anarchism is a-historical and anti-structuralist by NATURE (it defies definition and thereby remains immune to appropriation). Its resilience stems from its inability to be located or fixed as an ideology or paradigm. Anarchism is essentially a-political – which will no doubt surprise many ‘radicals’. Rest easy in Anarchism – it is everyone's rite-of-passage/existence. Its strength results from its pure dynamism – if it ain’t movin’, it ain’t anarchism! (story and 8 comments)
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