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Karma and Dharma (get your shit together)

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Spirituality is often used as a means, an excuse, to step away from the world. To abandon one's responsibilities so that one can find a "higher truth". A truth which is so important that they leave their mess (in life) to be cleaned up by someone…

Entry 09.30.2021: On the Nature of Thought and the Human Form

What's the difference between a yogi and a philosopher? A yogi looks to be enlightened while a philosopher looks to simply understand what it is like to be enlightened. The distinction is between how one perceives the relationship between the…

Homo Mysticus

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But it’s homo mysticus too isn’t it? We are a thinking man, but perhaps at this stage of development a new species has emerged – a mystical Man, who knows his place on Earth but also knows his place in Heaven. This is most certainly…

The Bridge (aka the Valdez)

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Somewhat reluctantly, it must be recognized that some sort of broad philosophical context must be established for the work at hand – Homo Mysticus and Theology Reconsidered taken as a tandem as it were, re-establishing the boundaries of…

Swami Vivekananda and Yoga: 20th Century Vedānta

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In today's world, you don’t have to go very far, or have too far out a view on the world, in order to be exposed to Yoga.  Yoga is looked upon in the West today primarily as a means to better health, and (primarily) as a means to a better…
Allegory of the Cave

The Great Cave of the Mind

So many teachings So many schools So many methods So many philosophies So many religions and creeds There is no end really As there exist different societies and nations All throughout the world There will always be different methods Which…

Knowledge and the Intellect: Extracting Truth from Scripture

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Outside of his thesis coming together, with some clear indicators of cultural borrowing among Ancient Western civilizations with respect to the development of theology and philosophy, Charlie now had a much better context within which to view…