To Richard Dawkins: Brahma is not Brahman. You should read up on the God issue.

The God Delusion is pervasive like Brahman: it downloads itself on my kindle, and appears unbidden on my Audible.  It seems impervious to archiving, and creepily pops up whenever I scroll through my collection to see what I have that I haven’t yet read. It must be that Richard Dawkins really wants me to readContinue reading “To Richard Dawkins: Brahma is not Brahman. You should read up on the God issue.”

Realms Intercepting

I ran across an interesting article today in the New York Times about a new exhibition at the Rubin’s museum on Tibetan healing arts.  The exhibit takes great pains to show the intricacies of the medical arts, even if they rely on what Western scientists would consider voodoo. The writer of the piece seemed quiteContinue reading “Realms Intercepting”

What Karma Is and What Karma Isn’t

I hear this a lot: “What comes around goes around.” I love saying it. And I love saying, “Bad Karma” and “That’s just karma, dude,” and what I really mean with that is, “you had it coming,” or “tough break,” or “it couldn’t be helped,” but like many people who grew up with too manyContinue reading “What Karma Is and What Karma Isn’t”

What Karma Is and What Karma Isn’t

I hear this a lot: “What comes around goes around.” I love saying it. And I love saying, “Bad Karma” and “That’s just karma, dude,” and what I really mean with that is, “you had it coming,” or “tough break,” or “it couldn’t be helped,” but like many people who grew up with too manyContinue reading “What Karma Is and What Karma Isn’t”

In 2014: Break Us Open With Love

Today, this New Year’s Day, I’d like to get to the heart of things. I do so with a little bit of trepidation because this means revealing to the world how much of an optimistic and earnest fool I really am at heart and I know how much some of you hate that kind ofContinue reading “In 2014: Break Us Open With Love”

The Fifth Element: the Sanskrit Akasha, String Theory and The Higgs Boson

Years ago I began to realize that I didn’t have to be a lapsed Catholic. More accurately, I began to see that I wasn’t alone in my home-grown theory about what else might be out there in the Universe. It’s just that when you peer out that tiny slit of a window from the brickContinue reading “The Fifth Element: the Sanskrit Akasha, String Theory and The Higgs Boson”

Why I’m Not Waiting For A Savior

What we are lacking, in a strict sense, is not consciousness. We know what the problems are; we know what would solve them; even in a narrowly technical sense, the solutions are ready to hand. But we have not had the sense or the will to implement them. The world has been more than happyContinue reading “Why I’m Not Waiting For A Savior”

Why I’m Not Waiting For A Savior

What we are lacking, in a strict sense, is not consciousness. We know what the problems are; we know what would solve them; even in a narrowly technical sense, the solutions are ready to hand. But we have not had the sense or the will to implement them. The world has been more than happyContinue reading “Why I’m Not Waiting For A Savior”