Andrew Furst

All Unique The Same – 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 Leave this field empty if you’re human:

One Minute Meditation – Wonderland

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This week’s one minute meditation is one of a series of videos taken on vacation at Acadia National Park.  This is an annual pilgrimage my family takes. This minute meditation is taken at Wonderland on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. It’s important to plant the seeds of peace. If we only plant the seeds of impatience, consumption, and anger, how can we find – in ourselves – the peace we so dearly need? Planting Drops Kids ocean playground touching crabs, algae, sea air parent’s fond memory seed Wonderland…read more

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God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins – Compass Songs

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The world is charged with the grandeur of God. .              It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; .              It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; .              And all is seared with trade; Bleared, smeared with toil; .              And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s…read more

Top Ten Bad Gun Arguments

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Estimated reading time: 28 minute(s) The Question (that nobody is asking):   What is the most sensible approach to dealing with gun deaths? Response (to the empty room): Well, I’m glad you asked. It seems like media coverage, twitter and facebook memes, and comment threads are filling up with the usual sound byte talking points.  There’s no adjusting for facts. There’s no reaching out to understand differing points of view, and of course there is no need to worry about excess civility (probably beside the point anyway). If you’re like me, you’ve probably been…read more

Are You Part of the Problem? – Dialectic Two Step

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Estimated reading time: 3 minute(s) Here’s a Big Part of the Problem with Gun Control Reactionary liberals on one side are screaming to get rid of guns Reactionary conservatives on the other side are screaming “you’re oppressing me”. Conservative’s are right in this argument.  We can’t solve the problem by getting rid of guns.  It’s against the rules.  So reactionary liberals need to stop making this the argument and proposing the blanket gun ban solution, you’re feeding right in the NRA’s playbook.  It makes you look naive and frankly dumb….read more

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Lead Us – 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 Leave this field empty if you’re human:

Vessel – Verse Us (Poems by Me)

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(The association between hollow utensils and boats appears in all languages [Weekley]) Shape clay into a vessel; Its form is for grasping Its space is for life. I have been known to beg to her “Carry me there in your emptiness.” She is the grail Her shapes enticed and danced me in. But the void is inexhaustible Consuming me into weariness. Being the source I have no choice but to endlessly feed it. Renewal and death Is the cycle Each hour, day, and eon. The earth forms the vessel, The…read more

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Planting Trees – 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.  Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

Can Only One Faith Be True? – Modern Koans

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Question: Can Only One Faith Be True? Response: I don’t think so. Experience gives me faith that the sun will rise tomorrow. When the sun does rise it will be true – tomorrow. Then maybe the next day, and maybe even all the days of my short life. I also have faith that spring will follow winter and so on.  In this way many faiths are true. The religious faith you’re talking about doesn’t have a track record like the sunrise and the sunset.  In fact hundreds if not thousands of these…read more

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