Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stephen King on Gun Control and Violence | Brain Pickings

Stephen King on Gun Control and Violence | Brain Pickings. More than merely resurfacing the discourse on gun control, the recent tragedy in Newtown illustrated the futile ebb-and-flow of these debates as school shooting after school shooting shakes the nation

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Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary | Brain Pickings

Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary | Brain Pickings. (by Maria Popova) Literary icon Virginia Woolf, born on this day in 1882, was not only a masterful letter-writer and little-known children’s book author, but also a

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‘The Letter of Lord Chandos’ by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Hugo von Hofmannsthal The Letter of Lord Chandos   THIS is the letter Philip, Lord Chandos, younger son of the Earl of Bath, wrote to Francis Bacon, later Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, apologizing for his complete abandonment of literary

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Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist | Brain Pickings

Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist | Brain Pickings. Legendary author Joseph Conrad was born 155 years ago today. Though he remains best-known for penning the high school English curriculum staple Heart of Darkness in 1899,

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Running with the Mind of Meditation — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Running with the Mind of Meditation — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Accomplished runner and leader of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. In this practical and inspiring book, he offers simple lessons that meld

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Genjôkôan, the first fascicle of the Shôbôgenzô. (Dogen Zenji)

GENJÔKÔAN Actualization of the open mystery When all things are buddha-dharma, there is delusion and realization, practice, birth and death, buddhas and sentient beings. When the myriad things are without a self, there is no delusion and realization, no buddhas

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‘When all thoughts’ by Ryokan

When all thoughts by Ryokan English version by John Stevens Original Language Japanese When all thoughts Are exhausted I slip into the woods And gather A pile of shepherd’s purse. Like the little stream Making its way Through the mossy

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