Is it wrong to have negative impressions of the world? Let’s be realistic and honest – we do not live in paradise. The world is a troubled place full of troubled people. And, sad and unbelievable as it may be, …

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Back in March 1970 there was a total eclipse of the sun visible over Toronto. I was pretty young at the time but I wanted to see it – so, I stood in front of my father’s restaurant on the …

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I seem to be obsessed with zombies these days. They’re scary and they are everywhere. There are zombies on TV, zombies in movies, zombies in books – even zombies on the streets. Scariest of all, there are even real life …

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What happened to us? We used to be a planet of heroes: overcoming obstacles, building great cities, creating amazing art, experimenting with empowering forms of government. One of the last impressive things humans ever did was put a man on …

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The ancient Greek philosopher, Thales, had a problem. The people in his community were always making fun of him. They would say, “Philosophy and mysticism are clearly useless since you are so poor. Give up your studies of Nature and …

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I’m a bit of a curmudgeon. I guess I’m one of those crazy mystics bothered by the prospect of spending the next 50 years or so in a world of sleepwalkers. I admit, I occasionally wish for a giant asteroid …

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I’ve had several dreams lately of a Zombie Apocalypse. I’m with a group of survivors hopelessly trying to fight off the onslaught of zombies bent on eating our brains and converting us into one of the mindless horde. Of course …

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I often say that there are peculiar forces at work in the world that are harmful to humans. People ask me if I really believe these are actual demonic forces or if I am speaking metaphorically. Well, the truth is …

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It is usually assumed that enlightened people must be more tolerant of those still in the dark. This is true in a sense – tolerance comes out of boredom with arguments and practices people use to preserve their sleeping state. …

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A student once asked me if I was enlightened. I said “what is that?” He went on to explain in detail all the various types and phases of enlightenment bringing in arguments and quotations from Zen Buddhism, yoga, and Christian …

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