Aesthetical design

When the fundamentalist lost the battle about cretin nonsense (they call it creation science – it is not science and is sacrilegious to tellthe Ultimate Reality, God, Tao, the Creator how it/she should have created the universe) against evolution they tried to come back through the back door with a nearly as stupid idea as […]

The power of decision is my own

When I read the thought for today I liked it very much for it reminded me of responsibility if by that we mean response-ability. That is to say we, and we alone can face up to the vicissitudes of life and respond to whatever happens. In fact from an existentialist philosophy point of view, we […]

All things are echoes of the Voice for God

I have started the A Course in Miracles workbook again. But as I mentioned I’ll do it my own way. Today’s thought is: All things are echoes of the Voice for God This is like the idea I have had that the phenomenal reality is all dreams in the mind of God. I was telling […]

Who is it who knows the ego is an illusion

A Course in Miracles and all other mystical systems I know of talks about the ego (normal conscious awareness that we associate with – that’s to say “I”). So then I write, “I know that I do not exist.” The sentence is nonsensical in English as is the phrase, “Life after death.” Yet we understand […]

Plato and the world of ideas

A few years ago I was taking a class in Persian mystical love poetry (Rumi and Hafiz). I left after a couple of years as I thought (rightly or wrongly) the teacher was influencing the students too much and it was becoming more like a cult. Anyway, as I had noticed that the main thrust […]