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6.10.17

– The Las Vegas Shooting and the Search for Meaning

https://www.newyorker.com/news/benjamin-wallace-wells/the-las-vegas-shooting-and-the-search-for-meaning

“All our life is like a day of celebration for us; we are convinced, in fact, that God is always everywhere. We work while singing; we sail while reciting hymns; we accomplish all other occupations of life while praying.”

— Clement of Alexandria

Life ~ rejoicing ~ working ~ praising ~ loving ~ praying

We are saved by faith (in Grace).

To believe (in GOD) is to live (fully)! Does the vice versa also hold good? To value Life and enjoy it, irrespective of the contingencies……

– Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” – Mat. 7:1-2

Use the same standard, to judge others, as you use to judge yourself. Then GOD will be pleased with you and reward you.

– collegium

parole

SEBI

– News:

Nobel peace prize: ICAN award sends nuclear message

For transparency’s sake, Supreme Court starts uploading its Collegium’s decisions

Delhi: 2 kids die of suffocation after a family member accidentally locks them in car

– Bombard

http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2017/10/06/

7.10.17

– joi

– “Black Gospel” by Davie

– http://www.wikihow.com/Smoke-a-Cigarette

http://www.wikihow.com/Enjoy-a-Cigarette

Did you get high??

8.10.17

– “Everybody” by Logic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_fQMaLciww

– “Real life” by Aaron Sprinkle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk7x7QmnxaQ

https://genius.com/Aaron-sprinkle-real-life-lyrics

– “Pray” by Sam Smith

https://genius.com/Sam-smith-pray-lyrics

– “Whiskey & Wine” by Planning for Burial 

– TV series:

“The Sinner” Season 1

Did you notice the Rorshach patterns in the title graphics?!

Not just another crime/detective series.

The spiritual & the psychological, the moral & the cultural, clash together… And the result is aesthetic!

It’s better left as a limited series.

Sinner/cursed, patient/victim or human/agent??

Observe her individuation happening, right before your eyes! No tragedy, no (opportunity for) maturity!?

I think I am more like Phoebe!

9.10.17

– Does hedonism empower or cripple?

It could strengthen your lust for life and thereby enable you to suffer (endure/fight) better!

It could also weaken you by enslaving you to the pleasure of immediate gratification……

Since most people are occupied with work, and only occasionally make time for entertainment, maybe I should do the inverse!

– About TED

https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization

– TED (learning & sharing) + Socratic method (thinking pattern) + Sublimewe (communication style) + SFG (meeting format) + mindful meditation (getting deeply in touch with oneself)

Ideas-world-selves (interaction)

+

Critical – connective/collaborative – creative (thinking)

+

Express – empathic listening – reflect/interject (repeat/deepen)

+

Theory-experience-practice (overlapping)

+

Body-mind-spirit (integration)

Curiosity –> passion for understanding/growth –> inquiry & dialogue

Authenticity, vulnerability & empathy

Observe –> reflect –> respond

Information –> knowledge –> wisdom

Faith, hope & love ~ meaning, vocation & intimacy

Rhythm, pleasure & achievement

How do we find the good life?

Why is education important?

What does it mean to be human?

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

“How is it with your soul?”

Journaling & story-telling

Problem-sharing & consulting

Focus on relaxing & enjoying

Attendance + participation + presentation (3 grades – fail, pass, distinction)

In-class assignments & assessment

Max. 12-15 students. Can be done for minimal (half?) charge, so that no student is left out because of financial reasons.

Syllabus will be vague initially and will evolve as the course progresses. Topics/subjects will be determined by what emerges out of the dynamic interaction between the participants.

The course can be called “Open Learning in Small Groups”

(An innovative movement in education – activities that either enhance learning opportunities within formal education systems or broaden learning opportunities beyond formal education systems – teaching methods, interactive learning, optimal training, etc. – ecologies of learning communities – central focus is needs of the learner as perceived by the learner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_learning)

Offer (free) mentoring – vocational guidance, Rule of Life, learning plan, candid conversation, spiritual companionship, etc.

– Initial Public Offer

Energy trading

– Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi! 

10.10.17

– The Nansen Passport

Proof of concept

Pet project

Pilot experiment

The semantics of natural language

Formal/structural knowledge 

– I think that the timing of the opportunity to teach an open elective course in Christ University, and my reconnection with the Socratic Method is providential.

Synchronicity!

– I should read, think & write MORE!

Should I listen and talk more too?

– denegation

http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2017/10/09/

11.10.17

– How do you indulge in such a way that it does not decrease (but increases!) your capacity for discipline?

And how can you discipline in such a way that does not decrease (but increases!) your capacity for indulgence?

– Movies:

“Vikram Vedha” (Tamil)

வேதா ~ வேதாளம்!

Distinguish:

Immorality

&

Amorality

Vikramaditya and Vetal story (Indian mythology – check out Amar Chitra Katha!)

http://devdutt.com/articles/applied-mythology/leadership/vikramaditya-and-vetal.html

Theme song lyrics

http://www.tamilpaa.com/3416-karuppu-vellai-tamil-songs-lyrics

The action scenes are quite laughable, but still watchable.

– What is (my) brand equity?

– Luscious apparatus

https://vimeo.com/35104381

– Behind the camera

Graveyard shift

– Wunder carpool

– Risks of light & intermittent smoking

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2865193/#!po=22.7941

http://amp.timeinc.net/time/4590517/smoking-death-lung-cancer/?source=dam

– Healthy alcohol use

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/alcohol/art-20044551?pg=1

– Is pornography addictive? http://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/04/pornography.aspx

Porn: What’s really going on?

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8515402

– 2 cigarettes – once a week

2 hours of porn – once a week

400 ml beer or 40 ml vodka/gin – 2 times a week

Drugs – once a week

2 freak out days per week – one with the bad stuff and one without. 

12.10.17

– It’s always wiser to buy a used, quality product than a new, inferior one.

“In many people, it is already an impertinence to say ‘I’.”

– THEODOR ADORNO

http://www.bquot.es/s/2304

Refer:

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=s0AYAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA183&lpg=PA183&dq=%22In+many+people+it+is+already+an+impertinence+to+say+%27I%27.%22+Adorno&source=bl&ots=Vn4sa9Ev3n&sig=0KYYEnkx7jVgYubVCp-PeiDkp5s&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_8PWs4-rWAhXLsY8KHVXUBc0Q6AEIEDAC#v=onepage&q=%22In%20many%20people%20it%20is%20already%20an%20impertinence%20to%20say%20’I’.%22%20Adorno&f=false

The lamentation (& condemnation) of the diminution of individual consciousness in (post)modern subjectivity, and its consequent primary docility (passive obedience to social relations)!

13.10.17

– auk

– interdigitate

http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2017/10/12/

– creativeness

Virtual gyroscope

14.10.17

– Fluid ounces

Privacy policy 

Performative stance

Blind revolution mad

Tears (falling) on stone

Theories of everything 

– Distinguish:

Abstraction 

&

Axiomatization 

Axiomatization ~ decisionism

– Is self-deification avoidable?!

What makes you ask such a question??

– Explanations as (incomplete) material parts of the Real, rather than transcendental (complete) representations of it.

Anthropocentrism –> anthropomorphism 

Self-attribution

The epistemological implications of a scientific philosophy!

Experience as immanent experiment 

“Thought is a thing”

Postulate ~ posture ~ gesture ~ vision

Rigorous conclusion, arising out of utterly persistent & fearless application 

The necessary evil of consistency 

The strangeness of Gnostic thought

Logical destiny

Always open to corruption 

Contrary to proverbial opinion 

Ordinary, pluralistic, mutable, performative thought

– All (progressive?) evolution is a collection of (random?) mutations!

– HOW did Laruelle land upon his radical insights & unique axioms?!

– Distinguish:

Ordinary/everyday 

&

Easy/simple

– There are 2 women in his life.

With one, the similarities are many & superficial, and the differences few & basic.

With the other, the differences are many & superficial, and the similarities few & basic.

The first is the spouse.

The second is the soulmate.

But the sad fact is that he cannot live without the former, nor can he live with the latter.

Maybe the soulmate (dream) is just the imaginary/idealized spouse (real). Once the union is actualized, the dream evaporates!

– You’re a spiritual genius, just like me,

And you’re a social retard, just like me…

That’s why, we both will always be

Admired, and lonely! 🙂

– T20 cricket match washed out

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/21012650/hyderabad-washout-hurts-cricket-value

THOUGHTS

28.9.17

– Racial segregation in the American church

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/09/28/553740407/when-the-parents-are-white-the-child-is-black-and-the-churches-are-segregated?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=opinion

“Children are concrete thinkers”

“Who is she going to want to be?”

Native American news

Chinese Uighurs
– From My Detention in Malaysia, Thoughts on Islam and Tolerance

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/opinion/mustafa-akyol-detention-malaysia.html
– Hugh Hefner dead

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/hugh-hefner-dead-at-91-playboy-founder/1/1057560.html
– Immersion technology 

Quantum mechanics
– Blessed are those who are loved by their beloved (or who love their lover).
– The mind is what lies in between sensation & perception.
– GOD is NOT a he, a she or an it.
– There is a kind of agnosticism/skepticism which is just a cover/excuse for laziness/cowardice.

Beware of it!
– highlander

outlander
– The fear of people becomes a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord will be set on high.

Proverbs 29:25 NET

http://bible.com/107/pro.29.25.NET

Check out the NET notes

Fear/worldliness ~ danger

Vs.

Trust/godliness ~ safety

Self-fulfilling prophecy?

Attitude –> actuality!

Not all extroverts are cowards, and not all introverts are courageous.

1.10.17

– No, Hugh Hefner did not love women

http://time.com/4963765/no-hugh-hefner-did-not-love-women/

– The philosopher shakes up the foundations of Psychology…!
The passion of rigorous thinking
Vs.
The desire for well-being

– Compare bands:
Behemoth
&
Ghost

– “He is” by Ghost

From the pinnacle to the pit

Cirice

Inside “Ghost”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/skulls-satan-and-dave-grohl-inside-mysterious-occult-rock-band-ghost-20150804

3.10.17

– Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/manhattan-project-robert-oppenheimer

– badass

Nameless ghoul
– Satanism – subverting religion through the use of sacred symbolism!
5.10.17
– slowburn