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the journey to get there (2)

POSTCARD#79: Aberdeen Scotland: Wandering through these streets and lanes looking for my childhood; searching for something that’ll tell me what it was like more than 50 years ago as I walked along the route to school in all kinds of weather. 574 more words


the journey to get there (1)

POSTCARD#78: Delhi: I open the door and step out into the sunshine, shading my eyes from the brightness of the sun, look down for a moment, and a shadow flits across the paved stone area at my feet. 655 more words

The 'now' Moment

Here we go!

I’ve been thinking about writing a blog for a while, and – with some free time on my hands (finally) – figured that now would be a good time to start. 1,809 more words


'the world is the mind'

POSTCARD#77: Delhi: There’s nobody here. Step right out of myself and look in, peep through the windows, knock on the door, ring the bell… anybody home? 687 more words

The 'now' Moment

i am not.

In Buddhism, the term anattā*(Pāli) or anātman (Sanskrit: अनात्मन्) refers to the notion of “not-self” or the illusion of “self”. In the early texts, the Buddha commonly uses the word in the context of teaching that all things perceived by the senses (including the mental sense) are not really “I” or “mine”, and for this reason one should not cling to them.
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I consider myself as a practitioner of the Buddhist philosophy. A key element in Buddhism is the concept of non-self or Anatta, expressed in a funny way in this… 39 more words