Transmigration

After death, is it cold and empty? Subtle fears manifest, and dream of deepest human warmth.  What peace! Tao of heart and void persist my first Tanka Advertisements

The Curse of Aging: Part 3 COMING SOON

Hey all, I know I have disappeared from this universe temporarily but in my hiding I was in fact amassing factual as well as firsthand information on the exact kind of stuff I promised to write in my third component of the aging series. I expect it to be a long one, with three main…

The Curse of Aging Part 2: Mechanisms

Overview In the last installment of this series we went over the definition of aging and the history of its study.  Today, we will go into depth about what actually happens with age (observable effects) and why it happens (underlying molecular causes). Aging, as we discussed, is defined by deleterious biological changes to an organism (us) occurring overtime….

Soul of Protest

Our grandmothers, devoid of their brother’s power, there voices their soul armament stood spartan for the longest hour broke no emotion speaking their discontent. Ancestors who simply stepped on a bus, refused to give up tired of being treated as dogs of the street stone faced and unflinching, through fire they stood up. They had a dream, togetherness replete. What’s happened…

The Curse of Aging, Part 1: Definition and History

Aging research, something which has steadily been developing for several decades, has recently reached critical mass to begin establishing itself as a cultural phenomenon.  At the same time, it remains one of the most misunderstood subjects I can think of.  Over the past 2 or 3 years I have seen front page headlines on Discover magazine, Time, even The Economist about…

Light through the Prism

The light of God, the first light, the original color, flows through the prism of consciousness and is refracted into the colors of 10,000 things. It is that this prism is kept clear that each color is sacred, free, eternal. The view is as the lord of life in technicolor, splashed on each leaf, crumbling…

Om Mani Padme Hum

Recently, on a trip to India with my girlfriend I went to a state known as Sikkim, a small Himalayan kingdom which joined the republic in 1975.  The culture is very different than the rest of India, with Tibetan Buddhism being the predominant religion and significantly more Tibetan, Nepali, and Chinese influence overall.  It was…

Why I want to be a gibbon

I’d like to start by saying that I’m sorry that I’ve written so many editorials and no poetry lately. I’ve been spending some time consciously pondering what several concepts mean to me.  An important one is the idea of growing up. When we are children we tend to idealize adults, the beginning of the path…

Minimalism

The concept of minimalism is something which is very important to me, in the form of a necessary maximization of efficiency.  Efficiency for what?  The two main situations where minimalism matters most in my mind are: The way we lead our physical life, and The way we treat our creations. The first is the more…

Ahimsa

Somethings I’ve been thinking about lately are the nature and the real karmic manifestation of the multiple flutters of subconscious violence present in most people’s mind on a daily basis.  Sparked by conversations I’ve had with some people to whom the eastern concept of ahimsa, or non-violence, is important to, I’ve realized how much subconscious violence works against…

65 million things

Everyday life in the modern world involves 65 million things to care about. This is true wherever there is internet really but New York City not the least of places.  Buzzfeed and facebook beg for our attention with stories about last weeks terrorist attack, the prospects of curing Hungtington’s disease, joblessness in rural Michigan, and…

Forward

Impermenance is our nature Permenance is our aim If we see God in the present It is all the same.