Andrew Furst

No Mind – Modern Koans

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. He said: What is self? She said:  Is it an object of mind? He said: If the self is an object of mind, then what is mind an object of? She said: It is not the object of anything. He said: If mind is not the object of anything, does it exist? She said: Only objects of mind exist.  If something is not an object of mind, how would it be rendered existent? He said: Then there is no mind? She said: Mind is certainly not an object of…read more

Leaving Stone Pond – A One Minute Meditation

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Leaving Stone Pond no beginning no end Finding our destination may not be just over the crest With each longing the heart still beats with each step bodies are still breathed At work with each step we exert ourselves transactionally On arriving we labor still The work is never done. What would we expect done? 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…read more

Green Pear Tree in September by Freya Manfred – Compass Songs

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. On a hill overlooking the Rock River my father’s pear tree shimmers, in perfect peace, covered with hundreds of ripe pears with pert tops, plump bottoms, and long curved leaves. Until the green-haloed tree rose up and sang hello, I had forgotten. . . He planted it twelve years ago, when he was seventy-three, so that in September he could stroll down with the sound of the crickets rising and falling around him, and stand, naked to the waist, slightly bent, sucking juice from a ripe pear. Freya Manfred…read more

Where is Truth? – Dialectic Two Step

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Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s) There are various eyes and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche I have trouble with Truth with a capital T. It’s the view that there is an objective correct answer to a question. It is, at best, a human hypothesis. If all the caveats that make it tolerable — i.e. “we can probably never know the truth” are required, then what benefit does it carry in our vocabulary? What does it offer except a burning…read more

September – Quotes

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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. Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry September days are here – Helen Hunt Jackson