Monthly Archives: December 2012

Not for Happiness

  Perhaps the greatest delusion surrounding Buddhist practice and non-secular mindfulness is that they bring happiness. They do not. Both Buddhist practice and non-secular mindfulness, when meaningfully realized, can bring greater awareness, understanding, peace, kindness, and liberation. No one said … Continue reading

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Whitman is Buddha and America; Dickinson recreates the world; Shakespeare is all.

Below are Harold Bloom’s thoughts on Whitman, Dickinson, Shakespeare, and more, from Bloom’s book How To Read and Why. ________________________________________________________________ Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am, Stands amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary, Looks down, is erect, or … Continue reading

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