It is a very simple matter to know intellectually that all of spacetime is one field of matter/energy; that the individual self does not have any existence independent from the One; and that all creatures, matter, and energy are but fleeting manifestations of Being, organized according to Being's "transcendent wisdom." However, to truly know it -- that is, to experience this truth (to "Be Here Now") -- is to know one's real nature, to end the selfish desires which cause one's own and other's suffering, and to experience a peaceful yet indescribably, achingly beautiful sense of spaciousness in the One that Is, here, now, everywhere, and always. The factors which hold each individual back from this path vary from individual to individual, according to the values and fears residing in each mind. Yet the end of the path is the same: an end to desire and suffering, an experience of unbounded love and peace, the merging with the One.
What my grandmother's suffering teaches
Taking life beyond the idea of limits
When life seems irresolvably absurd
Tips and advice from my first gay year
Summer days, summer nights are gone...
Why is it easier to see God in nature than in the city?
Being at one with being
New York, full of life, a cure for loneliness.
If the desert feeds the spirit, and Paris delights the senses, what does
Am I an environmentalist for the same reasons I don't like to spend money?
Remembering a car accident one year later. Does anything matter?
If crass capitalism stops us from killing each other, is it such a bad thing after all?
the other rally
what the world is &
what to do about it
what is charlie kaufman doing?
josh visits the