Andrew Furst

No Doubt? – Say What?

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Say What?  is an ongoing series of laconic exchanges on Buddhism in the format of a comic strip.  Get Each Month’s “Say What?” Comic In Your Email Box

To Those Taking Care of Me – Meditations on Gratitude

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To Those Taking Care of Me Last week I was overtaken by a 104° fever caused by a case of pneumonia, that in retrospect was probably coming on for weeks.  I spent 3 days in the hospital,  and I’m still being nursed back to health by my eternally patient wife. Some steep lessons were learned. I am so grateful for the advancement of science and medicine.  If not for the health care professionals and antibiotics available to me here in this charmed corner of the world, I would possibly be dead….read more

What Defines Who We Are? – Modern Koans

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Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s) What Defines Who We Are? Response:  From a Buddhist perspective this is a critical question. The Buddha asked the question and warned us that a wrong answer can be the cause of much of the dissatisfaction we experience in life. Philosophers like Descartes have struggled with this – postulating a homunculus. Of course many religions declare that the soul lies at the heart of who we are. Some of the absurdities that we should be inclined to dispense with include solipsism, nihilism, and dualism. Solipsism…read more

No Destination

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Quotes -The path to right view is an arduous walk through fields of manure. Get Each Month’s Quotes In Your Email Box

Slowly Falling – A Three Minute Meditation

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Slowly Falling Enjoy this video taken at Lower Buttermilk Falls in Ludlow VT in August 2015. Meditation: Notice the effect that watching the slow motion movement is having over you. Let your own internal rhythm slow down. Most of all, observe the breath slow as you do and enjoy.  If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation.  Offered as an opportunity to step back from your cyber routine and settle into a more natural rhythm,…read more

Ten Word Story III – Verse Us (Poems by Me)

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A Ten Word Story         Cool, soft on my back in spring. Prickly in fall If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Get Each Month’s Poems In Your Email Box