Sunday, September 21, 2008

How to Save the World Interview with Robert Thurman

Great interview about saving the world with Robert Thurman.

Best not to get too upset about the world situation. Rather cultivate joy. If we can attain the insight of higher beings, the world will appear as Nirvana. Sure we need to be involved and do the best we can to relieve suffering. But we should not increase our own suffering. It's not like our suffering makes joy for others. It's about realizing the transcendent nature of existence ourselves and to help everyone experience that also.



A longer, 40 minute version of this interview is here:
longer interview with bob thurman

Later in the long interview, in his own unique, colorful style, Bob talks about things like the contributions to paradigm shift of Eckhart Tolle on Oprah and perspectives on US politics at the time the interview was done (June 2008).

Really great stuff and food for thought.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Polly and Joe



Polly's big birthday surprise, a meeting with Joe Cocker



Polly hangs with Joe



Polly and brother Raymondo with Joe

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My stroke of insight (video)

Ms Taylor speaks of her direct experience of having a stroke. Her awareness shifts. Very informative. Inspires reflection on the brain and consciousness.

TED | Talks | Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight (video)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar: By Request: Demons and Mental Illness

Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar: By Request: Demons and Mental Illness

six ideas for practice

Buddhism
clipped from www.google.com
mi mnomi bsammi shesmi dpyodmi sgomrang sar bzhag
(1) Let go of what has passed.
(2) Let go of what may come.
(3) Let go of what is happening now.
(4) Don't try to figure anything out.
(5) Don't try to make anything happen.
(6) Relax, right now, and rest.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

BBC: The Man Who Turned on America

Interesting BBC biography of Tim Leary. Well done. Non-critical. Presents various points of Tim's life and influence, both positive and negative.

Friday, January 4, 2008

proactive generation

This is a great statement.
clipped from www.google.com
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
  - Pablo Picasso
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