Andrew Furst

Body Mind Connection? – 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 Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst

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Bear’s Den Falls – Verse Us (Poems by Me)

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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 Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst

Remembering Past Lives? – Dialectic Two Step

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Question: How is the remembrance of past lives compatible with anatta? Rebirth makes sense in the context of dependent arising and conditionality. We humans exist dependent on conditions. Everything had to come together to shape us. But Buddha remembered past lives instead of the conditions that made us born human (water, sun, soil, food, …). Does this make sense? Response: My opinion is that remembering past lives doesn’t make sense. Memory is a function of the brain. The brain stores data and synthesizes consciousness in remarkably complex and rich ways….read more

Consumer – Concrete Poetry – Compass Songs

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Consumer Part of a series of concrete poems from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry founded by Ruth and Marvin Sackner If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share.  Compass Songs is an ongoing series of works by poets that I enjoy. Poetry, as the Zen Masters have said, is like a finger pointing to the moon. It speaks the unspeakable. Get Each Month’s Compass Song In Your Email Box

If You Were God – Modern Koans

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Question: If you were God, what would you have done differently than the real one? Response: What if the answer was that we are all one in God and that we have participated, intentionally or not, in exactly what people perceive as God’s work? If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Modern Koans is an ongoing series that recognizes that good questions are often more important than their answers. The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man. ―…read more

First Poem Accepted For Publication- Arbor Meditation

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After thirty-nine submissions to various poetry journals, one of my poems has been accepted for publication. “An Arbor Meditation” will appear in the Poetry Leaves exhibit (May 1st-31st) in Waterford Township, Michigan. It will then be available in the bound volume of the same name for purchase after the exhibit is completed. 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…read more

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