There is no moment of transition for events to happen in. There is only this present Now, and nothing else.

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If you are hoping for scientific evidence that enlightenment is possible you will be frustrated

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Why Scientific Knowledge Is Always Contingent, No Matter How Much Proof Is Gathered

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All too many people today believe they are reasoning, when really, they are only rearranging their pre-existing prejudices, to the same effect as rearranging chairs on the Titanic would have had. You cannot build knowledge from that set of legos, no matter how creatively you rearrange them, because new information can’t get through the cloud of preconceived notions.


Mind-training frees us from mental errors that lead us to suffer, live inauthentically, and misconstrue what is real with what is not

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All empirical observations and experiences are perspectival in nature, thus there are no objective empirical facts.


A mindful person is a better relative, a better friend and neighbor, and a better global citizen, so everyone benefits

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If you put them all together in a single day, you really have to work hard to rationalize the whole of it away

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At the end of October 2019 my five-year-old granddaughter, with the help of her mom, sent me a video asking me to please come visit them. She was so cute in the video that I tried to buy tickets that day.


My interpretation was that by becoming an adherent to a particular tradition I would lose my way, wander off from the path I have been given

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