The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being. Quote attributed to Socrates 470-399 BC Socrates, from around a century after The Buddha and four centuries before Jesus is attributed with have given us this advice or teaching. It is as relevant today as it was in his day. The question of what [...]
The Master Game -looking at the maze of life. In his book The Master Game, (available at Amazon) Robert S De Ropp describes “conditioning” (a term from Buddhist literature) in terms of the games we learn to play in order to survive in the world. What motivates our actions and gives meaning to our [...]
TRUE CRIME AND TETRIS – BY DAVE MARTIN TRUE CRIME AND TETRIS – BY DAVE MARTIN When I first came across Bob Fergeson’s site www.mysticmissal.org and articles a couple years or so ago, two things struck a chord with me – his article on the Puer Aeternus http://www.mysticmissal.org/p uer.htm and his description of ‘nostalgia’ [...]
The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson (1859 -1907) England This poem has been the inspiration for many artists and writers and spiritual seekers since it was published 1893. It is often associated with the Catholic message but it has a wider audience. Indeed it is a carrier of the universal message that we are [...]
Tess Hughes ‘The Non-Event Of No Self’ Interview by Renate McNay This interview was done with Tess Hughes by Conscious TV in 2011. Tess is a spiritually awakened woman from Galway, Ireland who had been seeking spiritual fruition for around 33 years. During those years she drank from the cups of Christianity, Buddhism, Vedanta, Sufism, [...]
This talk was given at the TAT Foundation Spring meeting in West Virginia, U.S.A in April 2011.