Life as Art

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch … Continue reading

Illusions

And the independent reality of the individual, when we examine it, is in truth mere illusion. Apart from the community, what are separate men? It is the common mind within him which gives reality to the human being, and taken by himself, whatever else he is, he is no human … Continue reading

Knowledge of the Heart

Light is the most common symbol of knowledge, so that it is natural that solar light represent direct knowledge, that is, intuitive knowledge, which is that of pure intellect, and that lunar light represent reflective knowledge, that is, discursive knowledge, which is that of reason. As the moon can only … Continue reading

Lucinde II

It may seem presumptuous to include “sex” advice in a discussion on jnanis, since we associate them with asceticism and celibacy. However, while it started somewhat “tongue-in-cheek”, here is a valid purpose. If non-duality is true, then every area and aspect of life is non-dual. We cannot see the ascetic … Continue reading

Lucinde I

See Lucinde, Part II. From Lucinde by Friedrich Schlegel Julius to Lucinde In the holy solitude around me everything was light and color, and a fresh warm breath of life and love touched me, and stirred and murmured in all the branches of the luxuriant grove. I looked, and I delighted … Continue reading

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