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the ecstasy of list-making

As a human being, Shams, I feel, is in the area of Gurdjieff, Bodhidharma, Rinzai, Osho, Jonathan Swift, Dostoyevsky, Mark Twain, Nietzsche, Robert Bly, Pascal, Bawa Muhaaiyaddeen, Thoreau, Cervantes, Henri Corbin, Socrates, Brando –here I drift into ecstasy of list-making– Sophocles, Galway Kinnell, D.H.

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Coleman Barks

The Work of Khalik Allah

Human beings like Birds, certain primates and certain insects tend to create micro environments to suit their living conditions and needs. They build nests, they gather a bunch of leaves and make a comfy place to live to shield them from the weather or like ants they literally build ant-hills or burrow underground. 307 more words

Peep this: Scarface loves Pink Floyd

Wonderful ass over the top classic rock excess courtesy of one of the most either pretentious or genius bands ever can’t decide. But on this night as i make my foray into the world of fried chicken, their music is kinda poignant as fuck and to think i started listening to them because Scarface the rapper unapologetically said he was and is a fan of Pink Floyd.

The New Afrobeats

Growing up in an upper middle class world in africa in the 90′s. We grew up on an extensive diet of american R&B,Jamaican Dancehall and Hip-Hop, at the time the continent was in kind of a lull except for the big cultural behemoths, countries like South Africa, Nigeria and the DRC where still churning out big artists and new music. 285 more words

R.I.P David Bowie

I always liked David Bowie but he never connected to me as a young black african. When I heard this record, I was suddenly in touch with what i like to call the soulful nature of his music. 109 more words

Is Religion Necessary?

Hello everyone!

Before you attack me, I just wanted to say that this is a piece of creative iconoclastic writing I prepared for my English GCSE controlled assessment. 850 more words

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - April 4, 1967 - Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence (Repost from 2013)

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. 1,220 more words

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