Tag Archives: Philosophy

RCR – Taking Stock

Pausing to take stock of a new situation, project or opportunity, to consider the pros and cons, weigh up the good and the bad, are important and common sensical strategies in our pragmatic culture. Curiously, however, studies have shown greater … Continue reading

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Philosophy for Fools

The Vienna Circle, neopositivism, was never able to bridge the difference between sign and reality. And those great philosophers of language, Wittgenstein and Heidegger, accept there remains an inaccessible mystery to meaning. But who requires the abstractions of philosophers when, … Continue reading

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Living Words – Paradox and Poetry

Complaint is easy, criticism facile, just as much as it is to say the obvious. So much harder is to say what cannot be said. Pointers on the way to the freeing power of paradox and poetry: Heraclitus………Gerard Manley Hopkins … Continue reading

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The Future of the Seedzen Project

In this post, again in a different voice in this post and, I suppose, I should include this poem from earlier today, I try to open up just what it is that the Seedzen project is trying to do.  Yet I still do not feel I … Continue reading

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Story Telling

I see from the blog stats that someone today has gone back into the archives to read “Fukuoka and the Action of No-Action Through the Heart Sutra“. Which, after quite some time, has given me the cue to read it … Continue reading

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Thinking Autumn

It is curious how consistent the turn toward autumn has been in these last weeks. It is not as if autumnal days began to appear, but that autumn arrived fully formed. Each morning now begins with cloud, the sun taking … Continue reading

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Responding to Merton

Praise Him? Who is He? God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. He is that He is. The Nameless. He is Love. I do not know who He is. There is no connection to Him. It is not … Continue reading

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Responding to the Call

I am trying to open up the expression of reality, perfectly clear that such an expression of pure experience cannot be said. It is not merely from a contrary character. Although living alone in a mountain forest might militate against … Continue reading

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RCR – There is no confusion

The years winnow bold youth, unweaving arrogance, leaving behind this threadbare creature. The human distance weakens the bonds of culture and now the rituals, habits and customs, where once truth was found, are so much wreckage. It is this poor … Continue reading

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RCR – A Story (Long)

The leaves glimmer in the strong sun. The occasional breeze knocks the heavy drops sparkling to the dark forest floor. They are all that are left of the storm that filled the night. A spotted woodpecker quietly taps at the … Continue reading

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