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Archive for May, 2006

How to Live (Part 2)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Don’t be afraid of having a closed mind, being a hypocrite or contradicting yourself. You don’t have to be patriotic. You must not do evil. After the age of 30, don’t yammer in subjective discussions to which there will obviously be no resolution due to your intervention. Always remember that you would be a savage […]

God

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

When a person says “I believe in God,” he is really saying “Neither I nor anyone else I know of can make sense of existence.” Let’s say you don’t know squat about nuclear physics and you are asked to give a lecture on it. You go up on stage and say “Nuclear physics is a […]

How to Live (Part 1)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

I really should have titled this “Why Live?” If you have tasted existence as I described it, death is no great calamity to you. Don’t let this lead you into the mistake of hastening your death. Staying alive is a sound strategic move. (Ignore any arguments for staying alive based on the claim that staying […]

Finally

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Finally, A poem about Things being, Rather than being A certain way. I hope you Enjoyed it.

Observing Oneself

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

The desire to observe oneself from an out-of-body perspective is latent in most people, but once aroused, can be an extremely powerful one, to the point where the person excited with this thought might want to tear his flesh out or claw at his eyes as a result of frustration at not being able to […]

The Front Page

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

One day the front page of the newspaper is filled with reports of the most ordinary events in the lives of the most ordinary people, completely devoid of fame or far-reaching importance. Occurrences of minor happiness around the city are reported. Individual appreciation of the great weather is written about. Spontaneous smiles are covered. Pride […]

Happy Hunting Grounds

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

One day you will reach the Happy Hunting Grounds. A peaceful Paradise. In the Happy Hunting Grounds, you will see that all our lives are one. All of us will see everything together, and there will no longer be loss, and there will no longer be nostalgia. Travel all the intersecting paths of our lives […]

Short Circuit

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Hubble Ultra Deep Field image. S. Beckwith & the HUDF Working Group (STScI), HST, ESA, NASA He held her in a tight squeeze. The voice of a blind, mute Mexican woman saddened everything around them. The Spanish song soaked the air with such hopeless misery and dejection that if you held up your hand and […]