MISCELLANEOUS

4.4.18
– The chief charges against me:
1. Not earning any money nor having any inherited asset.
2. Immoral, indecent, selfish, brutal and mean
3. Too critical/negative in outlook
4. Not adjusting, because of which the other person(s) has to compromise too much.
5. Not hospitable/sociable (enough).
– politicizing
Big talk
Anti-viral ministries (unpopular revolutions)
Downscaling utopia
Non-entrepreneurial inventions
Solo movements
Micro transformations
– 3 Sublimewe starters:
1. What is in your heart/mind that you would like to express?
2. What would you like to ask me in this open context, that you might not, otherwise?
3. What would you ask yourself, in order to understand yourself better?
4. What would you like to tell me now, that you might hesitate to say outside of this space?
– Kalina Silverman
Vs.
Immanuel Joseph
– Fake news order
Cauvery Tribunal
The SC on the SC/ST Act
10 point cheat sheet to the big story
Any neutral umpires left??
Bharat Bandh & Dalit agitation
From blame-game to the way forward
Does the Supreme Court have the power to alter legislation?
ANI News
Review petition
Virtual ID
Innocent terrorists
CBSE papers leak
Nerve-agent attack probe
– Power-knowledge
Vs.
Truth-speaking
Vested interests
Vs.
Legitimate authorities
– Distinguish:
Activist
&
Idealist
Critiquing both……!?
– Politics
Vs.
Public service
Clergy
Vs.
Christian ministry
What have we got ourselves into?! And how did we get here??
– This TV anchor has jumped from being a discussion moderator/facilitator to becoming a passionate debater himself!
– Destitute helpline
Auto Raja
Mansoor Chetlu
Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bottoms up
5.4.18
– Movies:
“Call Me By Your Name”
“And I will call you by mine”!
If they could be lovers, can’t they also become life-partners?
Why does anything good have to last forever?
Is there any element of abuse here? How old is Elia? Isn’t he just a kid??
Apricot ~ precocious
Is Oliver getting married to a woman?
Compare with Russell’s confusion between being a bisexual & homosexual, in “Six Feet Under”
6.4.18
– Is Jesus also a symbol/pointer of the messianic Kingdom, which is always “future”?
Is GOD going to establish his Kingdom now?
Are you ready for it yet?
Is the Eschaton dependent on our achievements?
No.
Is it independent of our state?
No.
7.4.18
– Genre-bending
Designer drugs
– Will relieving my depression (chemically) blunt my intellect & passion?
9.4.18
– hmu
7.4.18
– GOD wants to exist, that’s why he creates the universe, and especially our world!
Is GOD a product of human religion?
Yes.
Is religion a product of divine inspiration?
Yes.
– AGI
Super-intelligence
Future Studies
– Dream:
A shemale is ass-fucking a bleeding & decaying corpse!
?Salome & Christ University?
This sanitized culture is disgusting and its very hygiene is nauseating……
– Am I scared that people might call me preachy, perverted, nihilistic & crazy?
Yes. But I speak my mind & act out my heart anyway……!
– Anti-depressant – to take or not to take…
Is it essential to be miserable, in order to be a philosopher or artist?
Respect Biology!
12.4.18
– Adele & Leo Moracchioli ~ Christianity & Immanuel Joseph
Metal covers!
14.4.18
– Data mining
Institutional separation
Learning crisis
Decentralized action
District report cards
Schooling outcomes
Heat index
Self-reflexivity
Confucian religiousness and ancestral cult
ideogram
Co-humanity
– Religion & politics
Vs.
Economics & technology
– Movies:
“You Were Never Really Here”
“Morvern Callar”
18.4.18
– The theology of the unforgiven
– Enlightenment follows, the day AFTER the (LSD) trip!
19.4.18
– Contradictions & excesses
Drag racing
Naturalized hegemonies
Arborescent thinking
Totalizing logic
Non-finalizable
Deterritorialize and reterritorialize
Pre-symbolic desire
Anti-theory and anti-method
Overdetermining
multivalency
afoot
Moral inquiry
Character education
Contemporary phenomenology
Multicultural society
Critical pedagogy
Disciplined subjects
Power-knowledge
Virtual community
Online spirituality
Reflective arts
Chaordic leadership
Advanced beginner
Intentionally ambiguous
Evolving concept
– I met a “homeless” man, who is at home in the sidewalk!
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HAPPENINGS

24.3.18
– suds
Disaster & revelation
False mysticism
– This shitty culture calls me “shit”!
Ha ha ha ha ha……
– When it comes to the temptation to make you alter your behavior because I find it offensive, my line is clearly drawn.
I will not cross it, unlike most others around me……
– “Ogling is sick!”
So says a sick world……
– You think you are something, because of all those layers you have put on, and I seem like nothing, because of my nakedness.
But my whole point is to help us all realize our essential emptiness, and disillusion ourselves from the mass hysteria of self-preservation!
– Church as body of Christ
+
Doctrine of Incarnation & resurrection
=
?!
– What does creativity have to do with sanity?
– Are you willing to suffer unhappiness & frustration for the rest of your life because of this spiritual vision??
Are you strong enough for such an arduous calling?
– Amazing Grace – I once was lost, because I believed I was found.
But now……!
– If expertise/passion = 100 credits.
Then one could either earn it via 100 credits in 1 field or 50 credits in 2 fields or 34 in 3, or……
Get my drift?
So, what are your fields, Joe, and do you have enough credits totally?
Inward/reflection _____
Study/learn _____
Conversation/discussion _____
– Distinguish:
Inherent worth
&
Productive value
Thingify
– Pre-modern postmoderns
Temple tax
Sexual apprentice
Technical skills
Secular/cultural/popular religions
Accusations of misanthropy
The statue that fell from heaven
Competition in humility
Futile self-abasement
Demonic powers, worldly authorities & planetary forces
Heavenly evil
Cosmic Christ
Female leadership
The unknown God
Philosophy as exclusive/elitist
Healing the soul
– Distinguish:
Magic
&
Miracle
If I experience clear supernatural signs of the truth of the Gospel, will I be reconverted??
– Imagination
Vs.
Superstition
26.3.18
– Super-generalist
Micro-fasting
– If women have a right to dress in a sexually provocative manner, then men have the right to ogle all they want.
The tingling in the groin…… πŸ˜‰
– Movies:
“Malcolm X”
Nation of Islam (envy) + CIA (political establishment) => assassination of the rebel/critic/prophet.
Crisis of faith >> liberalization of the fundamentalist
Denzel Washington – what a great actor!
Compare with “Get Out” – psycho-analyzing religion and psychoanalysis as religion
Is martyrdom the true destiny of the hero??
The power of truth & the truth of power
Racism and the failure of Christianity
Compare with Ambedkar & Buddhism in India
“Mohawk”
Haunted by the past & avenged by the ghost – your sins will catch up with you!
The forest-spirit as witness & judge!
Stupid film – why such a high rating on Metacritic?!
Scalping, raping & burning
A mediocre imitation of “Apocalypto” & “Revenant”
– Palm Sunday – I feel like I have participated in the self-emptying (especially social, professional & economic stripping) of Christ!
Transforming suffering, without sadomasochism.
Celebration of life in all its fullness includes the affirmation of pain & death (distinguish from sin/injustice) also……!?
Making the cross out of the palm ~ making a crown out of thorns
The man-forsaken GOD and the GOD-forsaken man, in eternal bond!
The cross of Christ as the ultimate mockery of evil
– Cold War 2.0
– FOOD FOR THOUGHT πŸ’­
3 Relationship types (adapted from Martin Buber):
1. I-it – I am the subject who uses the other as object (as a means to my own ends).
2. Thou-it – self-sacrifice – I become the thing to be abused by the other person.
3. I-Thou – ideal inter-personal relationship – mutual & reciprocal respect, trust & care – equal love, both for oneself & for the other!
27.3.18
– sombunall
GIGO
E-Prime
Realty tunnel
Spooky essences
Restricting language usage to phenomenological/operational/existential descriptions
Spacetime events
Born naked, hungry & curious
Ethno/ego-centrism – I am/we are the only rational, natural & moral/godly person/people in the world
Robert Anton Wilson
orga(ni)sm
Aristotelian traps
Policing ~ unifying ~ ordering
The scientific community
Timothy Leary
“Forgetting is the enemy”
Political prisoners
Christopher Wylie
NXIVM
– Normies
Vs.
Hipsters
– The indecent rebel
The ingenious trickster
ingenuous
Quantum psychology
28.3.18
– spiel
29.3.18
– Who is Steve Bannon?
Is Christopher Wylie gay?
– agitprop
– Passover >> Last Supper >> Eucharist
Blood >> wine >> blood >> wine >>>
Distinguish:
Actual
&
Literal
Real symbols & symbolic realities
Participate, celebrate, worship
Liturgical ~ sacramental ~ missional
Maundy Thursday:
Could it be that the meaning of the cosmos is actually divine love?!
30.3.18
– Movies:
“Phantom Thread”
“Killing Jesus”
– GOOD FRIDAY

The Cross of Christ stands for:

1. Courageous witness to truth (especially when confronting power)

2. The ultimate truth is the unconditional & unreserved love of GOD, who is the ruler of the world.

3. The human identity & vocation is found in this revelation of GOD in Jesus.

Worship of this GOD leads to:

1. Gratitude for such unlimited Grace >> radical generosity.

2. Humility, & penitence for one’s own sins.

3. The readiness to suffer for one’s faith in the Cross.

The Christian claim is that the meaning of the entire universe is found in the Cross!

31.3.18
– Easter:
Jesus is risen, so everyone may (must) rejoice, irrespective of the contingents!
All I need to do is just keep celebrating the liturgy, until I am finished.
Robert Farrar Capon is the best preacher of (Christ’s) Resurrection, because he is the best preacher of (our) death.
The mystery of faith:
“Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
Yes, Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.”
“When we eat this bread,
And drink this cup,
We proclaim your death, O Lord,
Until you come again.”
“Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory.”
“Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free. You are the Savior of the World.”
They had been asking each other, β€œWho will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (Mark 16:3 NET) – the problem of religion, and the Gospel of Resurrection
Exultet
– Movies:
“Theory of Everything”
I believe God created the universe in the future/eschaton
1.4.18

– Conceptual art
Polynesia

Austronesia

Images

STUFF

13.3.18
– The silent majority
Independent voices
Partial truths, false facts & white lies
Trait theory & identity politics
Vet your heroes/mentors!
Core dependency needs
Sibyllic novel
– Do you ever to stop to ask, WHY is it that you love a particular kind of thinker or philosophy??
– Distinguish:
Public intellectual
&
Populist icon
– Jordan Peterson (Past facts/Classical Liberalism)
Vs.
Slavoj Zizek (Future hopes/Critical Theory)
– Psychopath
Sociopath
Pervert
Sicko
Who me?! πŸ˜‰
– I (an adult male) knows what a bored, insecure & dejected house-wife feels like, in her domestic captivity!
How does it feel to “sit at home”, “doing nothing”, while your lady goes out into the world and brings home the moolah??
Emasculated
Eviscerated
Dispossessed
Liberated!?
– obstreperous
Field theory
Psychic inflation
Monotheism as monarchical/imperial religion
Distinguish:
Tyranny/oppression
&
Authority/competency
Theoretical physics & mystical experience
Counter-intuitive truths & mind-blowing theories
Quantization revolutions
Elementary (sub-atomic) particles
– Unique ~ anomalous
14.3.18
– Pleasure >> happiness >> joy
Joy > happiness > pleasure
Feed the id & superego equally, so that this optimal tension will shape a balanced ego.
– Gestalt self/soul/spirit:
Person > physical + cultural + material + psychological + political + ecological
Spiritual ~ mystical ~ cosmic!
– Space-time
Gravitational waves
Force-fields
Post-modernism. Quantum Physics and Eastern spirituality
Can of worms
Webby Awards
suffragette
Organized protest
Pi Day
reveille
filibuster
Lawless adventurers inciting revolution
freebooters
Constitutional reform
Unincorporated community
shantytown
Poverty & criminality
Cite Soleille
Haitian Creole
– The collective unconscious
&
Cosmic consciousness
– Individuality is not just about being different from others around/before you, it’s about being original/authentic…
Right?
– Should I have vacations?
If so, what is the rhythm for them?
– Stephen Hawking
Vinci (Android app)
Mathematical constants
16.3.18
– Distress as the 6th vital sign
Psycho-oncology
Life as (a) cancer!
Climate & politics
Viable alternative – we need a credible & inspiring counter-narrative!
From intelligence to wit
Quantum physics & personal chaos
Shock doctrine
“No is not enough”
– Entire human existence as Vipassana!
To be, when you are not to be……
I want to see/know for myself, what “life” essentially is, when (the covering layers of) career, family, etc. are removed!
– I saw a t-shirt pic showing a row of birds sitting on a wire, and only one was upside down, with the logo “Dare to be different”.
I think that it’s usually the case that the one “unique” bird is also just like all the others on the inside.
I want to be truly unique, although I might look like everyone else on the outside.
Originality/authenticity is more subtle than most people think.
The desire to be “different” is just the flips idea of the coin of cultural conformity…
You need to be a different kind of different to be a real individual!
17.3.18
– My temptation is to become successful/significant/valuable/relevant/important/interesting……!
In short, to be something/someone.
Can I survive this self-emptying?? Is it radical enough?!
Why this excruciating & exhausting experiment? Why this self-imposed exile?
– Movies:
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Red Sparrow”
18.3.18
– Testing bench strength
Topological hermeneutics
knowledges
Episteme Vs. Retorica
19.3.18
– Awareness of the unconscious, autonomous, underlying vitals:
Physiology (mindfulness)
&
Ecology (naturalism)
– “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Although our everyday life should be one of sharing (almost equal giving & receiving), our major long-term decisions ought to be focused on how we can receive better now, so that we can ultimately give more…
– Pollution alert
Fuckin’ A!
Mouth-breather
Hermeneutical topology
Doxa ~ Retorica
Jeff Malpas
Carnap & Physicalism
Pragmatism & Positivism
Performative contradiction
Practical knowledge
– “What do you do?”
– “Do you want the short or the long answer?”
“The short answer is that I am not doing anything (in particular)!”
The long answer is that I am into spiritual work – self-education in the context of a contemplative lifestyle… “
20.3.18
– trebuchet
– The Great Commandments:
The second rests on the first. Human value is based on the inviolable sanctity & supreme goodness of life/world/existence!
So, the first need not always be seen as a strict monotheism……
– “Dear sir,
My feedback/suggestions for EMFI:
1. The working conditions of the staff of all the mission hospitals needs to be improved. Overwork because of lack of manpower, inadequate remuneration, trying to achieve more (both in terms of quantity & quality) than what the current hospital infrastructure allows, etc., in already functioning units must first be addressed before starting new units which propagate the same old problems. Doing this will slow down expansion in the short-term, but will pay richly in the long run.
2. Create an atmosphere of genuine fellowship and personal spiritual growth in the mission hospital compound/community. Addressing the first problem is essential for doing this. The optimal conditions for holistic staff health & development will ensure more young people coming to work there and also, a lesser employee attrition rate. Taking good care of the members of the organization is as important as serving the patients/society!
3. The defects of conventional Western/Allopathic medicine must be rectified by introducing the approach of “Medicine of the Person” (Paul Tournier). This will involve radical changes to the entire system/spirit of the healthcare being provided by the so-called “Christian hospitals”! Just adding prayer & evangelism to the usual thing is definitely not enough…?
Drawing on the insights of the Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts etc. will be required. A purely biblical/evangelical faith will not be sufficient to meet all the challenges of the future……
Please refer the book I had emailed you (& some others) for a good introduction to the (Medicine of the Person) movement.
Thank you for your attention βœ‹πŸ½
GOD BLESS! πŸ™πŸ½”
– Laziness >> tiredness >> depression >> coma
21.3.18
– The illusion of free-will is the greatest weapon of determinism!
Moving from life to living, from meaning to reality, from purpose to truth, from hope to being, from person to existence
The eternal moment
– Half-day alternating rhythm

– Vicodin
Oral literacy

– Annihilation – my review:
– I liked “Ex Machina” better, bro.
Sci-fi & horror is an explosive combination indeed! But this movie doesn’t have the raw energy & brutal punch of his previous film. “Dredd” was also awesome.
– Watch & compare with the films, “Prometheus” & “Arrival”.
(Also, “The Fountain” & “2001: A Space Odyssey”)
– The 2 main themes are love/romance and death/cancer. It is out of the interaction of these 2 aspects of human life that the other big questions of GOD, nature, meaning, eternity, etc. emerge. So, theology actually emerges out of deep reflection on the human condition, therefore it is a kind of philosophical/mythological/mystical anthropology! What does it mean to be human? And what makes humans different from other animals/species?
– The climax/ending seems to focus on the matter of consciousness/personhood. But it takes a very different view from the usual – the 2 survivors are actually NOT the same as the ones who went into the shimmer. But this DOESN’T seem to matter to the “lovers”! This is somewhat closer to a biological reductionism where the human is nothing but his/her DNA. Consciousness or personhood is somewhat similar to the concept of “soul”, which we must always beware of reifying……
– So, what is the shimmer or what does it stand for? And what is encountered at its core??
The shimmer seems to represent religion (or even science or any other comprehensive view) with its apocalyptic revelation (the prismatic refraction that radically transforms all aspects of our reality). And what is encountered at its centre is GOD/Adam/Man/Christ/Self/Death/Life/Change/Process. But of course, in sci-fi this is usually in the form of an alien, ancestor or evolutionary successor. Compare with the Genesis Chamber in Superman.
– The spirituality is essentially biological and similar to U. G. Krishnamurti’s (one of my favorite gurus). Mutation is the basis of both evolution (life/development) & cancer (death/decay)! The 2 attitudes toward “It” are represented by the 2 characters – face/embrace it or fight/resist it – but no matter what, you are always a part of it!
What is the significance of the adultery in the story? If something seems perfect in this world, then you can be sure that something else is hiding underneath. We need imperfection!
Non-philosophy – mutation & cloning

So, the title “Annihilation” does NOT mean absolute destruction, but radical transformation! The final title display after the last scene is beautifully illustrative of this central insight…
22.3.18
– excurse
23.3.18
– Animated lyrics
Chomsky Vs. Foucault
Turandot
American History X
&
Malcolm X
– I didn’t know that Muhammad Ali was involved with Malcolm X and the Black liberation movement.
He was not just a great boxer……! πŸ‘
– Trade wars
Trump, the liability!
Sightings & ejaculations
Poetic ~ erotic

– Non-preachy sermons
Proclamation
Vs.
Exhortation

– We ARE the aliens on this planet!

– Plant
&
Animal
What is the opposite of “distinguish”?

– “lugubrious”
Sounds like exactly the opposite of what it means!

– Work day:
First half – chores.
Second half – spiritual disciplines
Rhythm day:
First half – basic routine
Second half – random learnings
Freak-out day:
No prohibitions.
No structure.

– The greatest evidence for the existence of GOD (a conscious, moral, intelligent and powerful person) is the fact of human beings, the conditions of life & the rise of language, that make us possible.
Every other explanation falls way short of the theistic one when it comes to this particular point……!

– What is Rajya Sabha election??

RANDOM

2.3.18
– It can’t be, but it is!
– unprepossessing
Feature speaker
Evangelicalism & entrepreneurship
Youth For Christ
Siren song
Feedspot
boilerplate (adj.)
Holi – spring festival of colors
Joshua & Caleb’s minority report
Ad lib
– Should I repent of my disdain for Billy Graham?
Check out the CT (Christianity Today) memorials!
What would the Christian Century say about him now??
– Billy Graham
Vs.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Could Philip Yancey & Robert Capon be colleagues??
Ravi Zacharias definitely seems to have molded himself according to BG’s shape…
– TV series:
Masters of Sex (Season 4)
Definitely going out in a blaze of glory!
Virginia is the one who seems to have changed (matured) the least! Her lying still continues……
Lib (Libby-liberated!) is undoubtedly the hero of this season – the last shall be first!
The ending is definitely not fairy-talish (“…& they lived happily ever after”).
Should we (Salome & I) start reading a novel together (instead of watching another full TV series) now?
For all their pioneering spirit, they are still caught up in the capitalist (intellectual property) rut! Just giving credit to the source is enough whenever we use the output of others in our own work.
I think Nancy was right about Virginia in many ways……!
The only way to get rid of guilt (self-hatred) is to overcome shame (social rejection)!
“They’ve found their groove” – at last!
Which are the true & the fictional elements in the series?
– Can one be a woman of both vision & humility?
– Mat. 21:33-43, 45-46
Justice:
Retribution (punishment of the culprit) – Pharisaic
Vs.
Vindication (recompense for the victim) – Christian
No resurrection, no salvation!
Inheritance – insecurity & competition
Vs.
Gift – radical, sovereign Grace
You can reject, & even kill the Messiah, but that will only help prove that he is the Chosen One!
The problem with the Gospel is that it sounds too good to be true.
Jesus not only exposes the leaders as criminals, but also insults their theology/intelligence. The latter seems to have stung more……
Never forget Capon’s subversive interpretation of the parables!
What could someone like me do with the great old academy, or rather, what would they do to me??
Why is it so easy to get caught up in the daily routine, and miss out on the very rhythm(s) of Life itself?! What safeguards can prevent this awful tragedy in my/our life?
What does it mean to “produce the fruits of the kingdom”? To (desire & learn to) discern GOD’s traces & clues in everyday life, and conduct ourselves in that holy light! To not become blind to the point of it all, in the doing of each & every thing……
– Having sex with a loving & attractive partner, in the context of a committed relationship, is a wonderful thing indeed!
– Why am I feeling so energetic & positive in the past 2 days?!
– Most entertainment is not educative, and most education is not entertaining.
– I must start meditating for 15 minutes both in the morning & night.
3.3.18
– Redefining “survival”
4.3.18
– Need & strategy ~ cause & trigger
5.3.18
– Always keep one foot out the door, so that you don’t become part of the domestic furniture!?
– Precept group
craw
Hog-tie
– Movies:
“Get Out”
Hmmm… a thriller/horror flick getting nominated for an Oscar is no small thing!
Is the dominant/obvious theme of racism just a cover for something deeper??
Could this film contribute to worsening the already bad racial relations in the USA?
Is it an exercise in Critical Psychology (a critique of how mainstream behavioral science is complicit in unjust systems & forces of exploitation)?
Could a Black hypnotherapist do the same thing to a White client?
Compare with “The Shape of Water” – the abyss/underwater world of the unconscious – our deepest fantasies (Heaven/God) and worst nightmares (Hell/Devil) coexist, & even mingle there!
I think roadkill/hunting trophy is a very significant trope
Is Jordan Peele black?
Social thriller & human demons
Go looking for the Easter eggs in the 2nd viewing!
– Lacunae in my learning:
Relate to other people more.
Travel (cross-cultural).
Learn a new practical skill (performing art)
7.3.18
– Dialectics
Vs.
Dualysis
Could it be easier for someone like me to understand Non-philosophy than it would be for a professional/academic philosopher?!
François Laruelle & Robert Capon might have been good buddies!?
Lived quality
Science-thought
Anne-Francois Schmid
From knowledge to knowing
Transdisciplinary vision
The meaning of things, as defined by the contents of our experience of them
First person POV
Life-world
Represent ~ intend
Horizonal awareness
Background conditions ~ enabling ground
Pure description
Passive performance
Implicit awareness
The objective contents of subjective acts
The intentional directedness of consciousness
Unconscious mentation
Noesis & noema
Ideal meanings & concrete objects
Platonistic logics
Mutant/clone/recasting of Marx + Husserl + Fichte = Laruelle’s Non-philosophy
apperception
Pure freedom (subject) & utter necessity (object)
Philosophy as the Theory of Science
(F)act
Intellectual intuition
Posit ~ presuppose
Systematic ambiguity
Via conscious self-observation, becoming aware of the transcendental (necessary but unconscious) conditions of ordinary experience
I-hood
The synthetic unity of theoretical & practical reason
Empirical individuals
Feeling >> intuition >> concept
How are knowledge & freedom related?
A priori deduction
Laruellian graphemes
foregrounding
Sources ~ influences
Figures & events
Metamathematics
The democratic spirit of a unified theory of philosophy & science
Engaging the dominant discourses of the time
Thinking thing
Vs.
Force-of-thought
Ego & cogito
A formal understanding of the special causal logic
Situating principles, introductory concepts & first names
– limn
– How can a professional sportsperson enjoy playing the game?
– The enlightened person is the one who no longer needs or desires perfection!
– “What it is” – Jonathan Davis
– “I got a story to tell” – Biggie Smalls
– Morality/duty/responsibility as the interface of our desire/infinity and creatureliness/finitude
– One needs to become a jack of all (some) trades AND a master of one (few)!
– Madness is the only possible (way back to) sanity!
8.3.18
– parvenue
jeer
uncouth
picaresque
undersilence
Foul sex
fishwife
rottener
desultory
Dark knowledge
clangour
rapt
– Joseph & Salome ~ Birkin & Ursula
– If Jesus is Moses gone mad,
Then I am Jesus gone mad!
How would a conversation between Osho & UGK be like? Yes, they might first be like cat & dog, but I think there is a deeper unity there……
– Resistance, reform & revolution
– Diary:
Rescued a street dog trapped inside a house.
Asphalt Airborne PC game:
In spite of perfect driving, I was coming in at 4th or 5th place! So, I just followed the No. 1, and found out why. Then, I used the secret knowledge to beat him at his own game!
I am proud of myself for these 2 acts!
– Movies:
“Dunkirk”
“The Darkest Hour”
I liked the second one better. But even that wasn’t great… Or maybe it was.
Should I watch “The Imitation Game” too along with these 2 WWII films?
How & why did the Allies win? What did they have that the Nazis did not? Weren’t the German forces much larger, stronger, & even smarter? Does the moral high ground confer any kind of advantage in actual war?!
– Sublimewe & Freudian personality theory:
Me ~ Id (animal)
We ~ Superego (racial)
Us ~ Ego (relational)
– Shape of Water:
Notice that she is alone in the first scene, which is actually the ending. The last scene is the penultimate one.
Once she has been given gills, the “Divine Animal” disappears (into her)!
We are like fish out of water…… And instead of trying to evolve into terrestrial creatures, & losing our very essence, we need to return to our natural habitat in order to truly survive!
– There are as many ways to salvation as there are persons! That is why “truth is a pathless land”. Because each person needs to make or find their own way, of course using all the resources already available, but there is no ready-made answer.
Neither Jesus’s oneness with the Father nor Buddha’s achievement of Nirvana can/should be taught or “passed on” to others!
– Distinguish:
Ought
&
Must
– Distinguish:
Army
&
Military
– Tension:
Want
Vs.
Can
Instead of,
Desire
Vs.
Conscience
From morality to capacity!
– Unique ~ anomalous
– Bird-dog
– Unconscious motivations – is there any other kind?? 😈
– If it’s you who wants to talk with me, then why do you expect me to call you??
– The highest/deepest (mystical/cosmic) levels of reality are totally nonsensical! So, if sanity is living in alignment with what is “real”, then……!
– The relationship of an adult to his/her parents is NOT unimportant!
And parents who have adult children, you need to take note of this too.
Just because someone is desperate to have a child (or get married) DOESN’T mean they will be a good parent (or spouse)……
– Structural evil ~ original sin
We are born into it AND we are culpable for it. We are BOTH victim & culprit.
– If Jesus is the Second Adam. Then Adam has to be the First Christ!
– Most parents don’t adapt well to the development of their children into adulthood. Why is that?
Parents give, & children receive.
Always?
– Is “enlightened” just a fancy synonym for “frigid”? πŸ˜…
9.3.18
– Down the rabbit hole
Wild Wild Country: Rajneeshpuram
Interviews, documentaries & biographies
– Spiritual fat
Psychological muscle
Intellectual nerve
Social skeleton
– Self-forgetfulness ~ numbness ~ bliss
– No privacy, no freedom!
– Intimacy – permitting each other to fully express our innemmost thoughts & feelings, without any fear of retaliation……
10.3.18
– Fires of darkness
Behold the Spirit
Parables of Grace, Kingdom & Judgment
Losing all hope is freedom
The Light – Disturbed (notice the word “beautiful” in the lryics!)
Mortification ~ immortalization – GOD is nothing but the nostalgia/harbinger of eternity that lies deep within the human being who is but dust & ashes……
How would you respond, if I told you now, that all your greatest dreams and deepest desires, and of every other human being who was ever alive, will be fulfilled beyond their wildest expectations!!!
The spiritual/ethical response – Heaven is only for the spiritual/ethical folks!
The sceptical/cynical response – Heaven is a pie-in-the-sky fairy tale for kids & weaklings!
Robert Farrar Capon + Alan Watts + U.G. Krishnamurti – (how) does Non-philosophy fit in??
Compare and connect – “The Last Temptation of Christ” & “Siddhartha”
– Melodic hardcore
Make-believe
Happn
Maleducation
Hierarchy of quality
Femininity
Vs.
Feminism
– I’m so miserable, because I’m so mediocre. I’m gonna be 40… when will I ever get a grip of myself and make something worthwhile out of this puny existence??
Life is meaningless, beautiful and heart-breaking!
The desire for, & pursuit of, peace/perfection/harmony/liberation/transformation, etc. is trivial, misguided & futile (in light of the greater reality).
The drug-addict, the ambitious achiever and the spiritual seeker are all in the same (mistaken) path.
Yes, but it’s okay,
It’s alright,
Everything’s gonna be fine……! 😊
Repent, & believe the Good News – the Kingdom of GOD is here, now.
Hallelujah! πŸ™Œ
No enlightenment, only life.
No salvation, only death.
No hope, only passion!
Living, in the exact mid-point between hunger & satisfaction……
Biological spirituality!
They say you either have to achieve all your dreams (ambition) or stop dreaming altogether (Nirvana).
I say, keep dreaming and stay unfulfilled (Crucifixion)!
So what?! After all, we came out of nothing, burn momentarily & return to nothing……
Prodigal Vs. Elder son – who is in a better position to receive the Gift? And why is that?
Could trying to attain something actually keep you from enjoying it?
11.3.18
– No debate, no solidarity!
– Alt Right
Anti-PC
– 12.3.18

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