– Indivisibility posited as the guarantee of autonomy
Heteronormativity & autoimmunity
Indemnity & virility
Physiology of emotions
Science & speculation
Evolutionary layers & psychoanalytic theories
The Liberal/Progressive move to sanitize erotic practice
The politics of disgust that polices the sexual borders
The leakiness of the desiring body & the cultivation of fluid-exchange
The differential implications of sex play
Encompassing other axes of social exclusion
Homo sacer – sacred ~ accursed!
A theory of history & a history of theory
Theopolitical performance in premodern texts
Thinking affect & affective thinking – the conscious one!
Royal/robotic crying machine
Cameo studies that queer the fantasies of power
The contemporary rhetorics of mobility
Inherently disruptive of the solid/mechanical dominant cultural logic
Disconcerting any attempt at static identification
The paradoxical role of Disability Studies
Inside Flesh by SUKA OFF
Porn film festival
– Sleep for a minimum of 6 hours (4 sleep cycles) at night. Then get around 1-2 hours of siesta
– George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
The Fourth Way
Third state of consciousness
Self-observation –> self-remembrance and non-identification
Self-evolution and creating traditions
Dividing the attention between external experience and internal state
Detachment and liberation
Focusing energy on abandoning negative imagination
Relentlessly (mercifully!) removing all unnecessary suffering
Silent, objective witness
Notice contradictions, imbalances and distortions
Artifice, absurdities and lack of control
Uncritical, neutral awareness
Soul-stripping, psychological upheaval and spiritual awakening
Endure severe necessary suffering for ultimate salvation
Impartial and compassionate consciousness
Deeper quality of awareness –> clearing the ground for a new sense of identity
Directed attention, purified of the pre-existing, ubiquitous and tyrannical filters, illusions and attitudes
Delicate developmental and birthing process
Discerning & sorting energies
New, hitherto unknown, ways of seeing
Recovery of your essential nature, that is buried beneath acquired personalities, through a vigilance that is independent of moods, features, etc.
The conscious presence of your spirit!
Accessing timeless being
From knowledge to understanding, through practical experience
Tracing the source of your sleepiness/negativity
Persuading one hundred others to become initiates
Used many different means to transmit his vision of the human dilemma and human possibility
Motivation ~ non-satisfaction
– When GOD spoke (in the beginning), was there any spitting?
Fore-speech, fore-scene, fore-lust
Unqueer works of historical inattention
Solid mechanics & the leaky flesh
“Who will write the history of tears?”
The call for a “writing in blood” – a visceral, performative act
dividuality – confluence, infiltration & cross-contamination
The under-thematized role of redefined subject positions
The nostalgic utopia of the re-enchanted world
Gothic horror, parapsychology & critical theory
State military appropriation
The anoedipal, pre-Cartesian & nomadic war-machine
Economies of fear
Ideological neo-imperialism & neo-liberal capitalism
Inscribing timeless time
– Spiritual ~ mystical ~ cosmic
– Seemingly prudent compromises, benign dispositions & useful habits
Specialization and fragmentation
Worship = pray + love + work
Doctrines and ethics
Needs ~ challenges ~ opportunities
Reading Scripture formatively
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Catholic Catechism
– Add to healthy diet – minced chicken, canned Tuna
The Hindu Huddle
“Boko Haram” – “Western influence is a sin” and “Westernization is sacrilege”.
From an idea to an institution
The Hindu Huddle
The India Today Conclave
The India Foundation
The idea of nation-building
Going back to the drawing board
Alternative narratives, fresh ideas
Spiritualize politics, secularize religion and socialize business
National security and international relations
From politics to governance
Decolonising the Indian mind
– Knowledge + experience = expertise
– Salvation – liberation, healing, transformation, perfection, integration, reconciliation, fulfillment, realization, restoration, renewal, etc.
In a nutshell… inspiration/revival!
– Story as instruction
Religion = spiritual + ceremonial + ethical
The Law as the gift of guidance to the covenant community
Worshiping God ~ loving self & other ~ meditating on revelation ~ obeying the Law ~ caring for nature ~ developing culture
Poetry as prophecy
Prophetic (preaching) ~ apocalyptic (insight) ~ eschatological (futuristic)
Bogus repentance and unmitigated grace
“Give us a king, like all the other nations around us”
Historical faith – oxymoron?
Photograph (appearance, features)
Jesus > Abraham + Moses + David
Unique memories –> artistic emphases
Who Jesus was –> who Jesus is –> what the church is (or ought to be)
James & Jude – brothers of Jesus
The personal/domestic as the father (or rather, the mother!) of the social/political – the narrative genealogy!
Gospels – shaping/forming us into the image of this Jesus
Hebrew Scriptures – Jesus – Church – all bound together and harmonized by the Spirit!
A missionary religion – decidedly not esoteric!
Scripture. founder, leaders and communities
Christianity – in between Judaism/Jews & paganism/Gentiles
Reading rightly ~ studying well
First & last word – putting Genesis and Revelation together!
GOD, his salvation story and the people of GOD
Apocalyptic as a literary genre
A decisive moment
Funding a hopeful courage
Torah-Gospel-Apocalypse – Revelation as law, narrative & apocalypse
Substance & style ~ message & language
The advice of the writer on how to use his/her work
Reading aloud & hearing the words ~ believing & obeying the message
Evocative – features/details coalescing to create an atmosphere/mood!
Proclamation as the dominant and essential genre of Christian theology
Subjective & objective genitive – the revelation of (from & about) Jesus Christ
Neither slave not employee, but bond-servant!
Followers, witnesses and messengers
Leadership as a pastoral function!
Overcome ~ endure – hold on (to Him) until that day (when He returns)!
– Better late than never
Too little, too late
– Forgiveness (love/mercy) must be unconditional and living amends (truth/justice) must be voluntary, if the reconciliation process has to work.
It may not be simple or clear, to distinguish the victim and the culprit.
The desire for revenge and the escapist route must be rigorously resisted, from within, by both parties.
A spiritual revolution is required to make political harmony possible!
E.g. The FARC truce in Colombia
– I must (be willing to) see the Other in me, and the Me in the other.
– A dialogue IS a dynamic interaction of 2 or more monologues!
Can I be a person of both eccentricity & of integrity?
Add veggies & pulses to nuts & dry fruits
New supplement – Chyavanprash
– I must stop this stupid habit of always choosing the cheapest possible option, irrespective of the quality, even though I might be able to afford a better product.
– What is it like to not feel (for) one’s thoughts?
And how can one not think (about) one’s feelings?
– fUck Death <–> lIve Strong 💪 👍
lIve Strong <–> fUck Death 👊👎
– 2 types of support:
– Fuck life ~ die strong
One hour of silence, solitude & stillness everyday! Will that make me miserable &/or save my soul?
– “There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.”
– John Stuart Mill
…Concepts + practice + reflection = experience!
– Simon Armitage & the Pennine Way
Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha
– Practising table tennis as contemplation/meditation
– “Trust in GOD, & love yourself”
Now, let’s create a world in which everyone can keep saying this to themselves & to each other!
– GOD ~ life/universe/energy