What Did the Buddha Say About Lying?

Photo by Hans Splinter | https://tricy.cl/2Ac4z4t Always tell the truth, even when you’re not. By Matthew Gindin The Buddha took a hard line on truth.“One who feels no shame at telling a deliberate lie,” the Buddha told a monk after dramatically pouring out the contents of a dish, “has as much of a contemplative in them as this empty bowl” (MN 61, The Instructions to Rahula at Mango Stone). (The monk he was lecturing, by the way, was said to be his son, Rahula.)“In the same way, Rahula,” the Buddha continued, “when anyone feels no shame in telling a deliberate lie, … Continue reading What Did the Buddha Say About Lying?

Actually, There Is a Time Like the Present

Fer Gregory / Shutterstock Think there’s no time like the present? Modern physics begs to differ. BY MARK SHUMELDA We’ve all heard it before: There’s no time like the present. Broadly speaking, of course, it means to “seize the opportunity right now,” or maybe in my case, to avoid procrastinating. From a psychological perspective, this makes a lot of sense. As humans we experience time “passing,” and there is a special quality to the present moment. Hypnosis and dreams aside, there is no way to directly experience either the past or the future in the same way we experience the present. … Continue reading Actually, There Is a Time Like the Present

Metaphysics of metamorphosis

Life as a process; a cicada larva emerges from its shell, July 2016 in Jinhua, China. Photo by VCG/Getty The swarming, ever-changing character of the living world challenges our deepest assumptions about the nature of reality by John Dupré is a British philosopher of science and director of the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences at Exeter University. His latest book is Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology (2012). Edited by Sally Davies If philosophy is a tree, metaphysics and epistemology are its two main branches. Epistemology asks how we can know about the world; metaphysics tries to figure out what the world is, at … Continue reading Metaphysics of metamorphosis

TAOIST YOGA FOR SPIRITUAL CULTIVATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times The spiritual development of all people is a lofty endeavor, yet quite necessary in these interesting times. Never before has the world had such complete access to tools for spiritual advancement, and in this sea of esoteric and practical knowledge, certain practices for spiritual cultivation stand out as especially effective and enjoyable. Taoist Grandmaster Hua-Ching Ni is a renowned healer, teacher and author, credited with dozens of books on Taoist philosophy and wisdom. As the legacy keeper of a long line of Taoist masters, he arrived in the U.S. in the 1970’s and created both the College of … Continue reading TAOIST YOGA FOR SPIRITUAL CULTIVATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bitcoin on track to consume the ENTIRE global electricity supply by the year 2020

November 29, 2017 by: Ethan Huff  (Natural News) As the online cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin reaches record price highs, many people are now asking themselves: Is Bitcoin really where the financial sector is headed? Not if you care about the environment, suggests shocking new data compiled as part of Digiconomist‘s “Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index” (BECI). This eye-opening measure of how much energy it takes to “mine” Bitcoin suggests that, especially from a global perspective, energy consumption requirements to keep the cryptocurrency going are completely off the charts. As of November 20, 2017, the estimated amount of energy needed annually to mine Bitcoin currently stands … Continue reading Bitcoin on track to consume the ENTIRE global electricity supply by the year 2020

The British Guys Who Cruise Outdoor Areas for Impromptu Sex With Other Men and/or Women

by C. Brian Smith Or as it’s known across the pond—‘dogging’ Brits like to bone in public. So much so that more than half the participants of a recent survey admitted to having had sex in a public place — parking lots, the back seat of cars in parking lots, woodland coves with cars in parking lots, etc. In fact, after speeding, it was the second most common crime Brits admitted to having committed. The slang term for this, “dogging” (or sex in public while other people watch), originates from the phrase “to walk the dog” since a) dog walkers in the U.K. regularly … Continue reading The British Guys Who Cruise Outdoor Areas for Impromptu Sex With Other Men and/or Women

FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES IT WILL USE A.I. TO SCAN YOUR THOUGHTS

November 28, 2017 by Soren Dreier Author: Sheeple A mere few years ago the idea that artificial intelligence (AI) might be used to analyze and report to law enforcement aberrant human behavior on social media and other online platforms was merely the far out premise of dystopian movies such as Minority Report, but now Facebook proudly brags that it will use AI to “save lives” based on behavior and thought pattern recognition. What could go wrong? The latest puff piece in Tech Crunch profiling the apparently innocuous sounding “roll out” of AI (as if a mere modest software update) “to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported” … Continue reading FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES IT WILL USE A.I. TO SCAN YOUR THOUGHTS