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The Thinking Mind, or Feynman’s Joy of Not Knowing

I’ve been listening to the catchy Symphony of Science songs, and in light of the stuff I’ve been reading (Aurobindo/Zen literature), it’s given me a new perspective on things. As the scientist Richard Feynman is well known for expressing, there is a joy in not-knowing something. It’s not scary, it’s exciting! There is always something … Continue reading

B. Allan Wallace on Free Will

I’ve just begun listening to this as my dharma-talk for the day. Feel free to enjoy it as well. Allan Wallace is a Tibetan Buddhist and a philosopher in his own right. He begins with a great mindfulness meditation, appropriate for daily meditators. Boiling down part one, he asks: In the west, we are so … Continue reading