Andrew Furst

The Best Articles of October 2017

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Here’s a selected list of what people were reading here on in October 2017 : Soren Kierkegaard Understanding Comes Later- Quotes Secular Buddhism – What’s Your Take? – Modern Koans Plum Island – A Two Minute Meditation No Such Thing As Good and Evil? – Dialectic Two Step Does Christianity Make Sense? – Modern Koans Bash Bish Falls – A Two Minute Meditation Uninvited Guest – A One Minute Meditation Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant – Compass Songs The Best Articles of September 2017


Kaput – 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. 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:

October’s Last Leaves – A Two Minute Meditation

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. Through Samhain’s shimmering veil the word becomes flesh. Our ancestors speak to us in the body. With each accumulated memory autumn’s shift viscerally provokes remembrance. Each leaf’s shiver invokes real, yet hollow pangs from stiffly held joints. The fading of summer green into winter’s muted, odorless hues lades the mind with the passing of seasons. Return, my old friend to the freedom of an open heart. The vices of rigidity are turned by the forged chains of desire. Let the fire and spirits consume and set you free. Leaves…read more

If We Are Reborn, How Does Population Grow? – Dialectic Two Step

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Question: If, when we die, we are reborn and go into another body, how is it possible that the population is growing? Population numbers shouldn’t change. Response: I believe that this and similar questions are better than any answers that could possibly be given. It points to the suffering that comes with fixed views on something as fuzzy as rebirth. For me this question has bounded my expectations around karma and its effect on the future. I cannot fathom what it would be like to be reborn. I have no recollection…read more

Agentzia No. 2 In Concreto – Concrete Poetry – Compass Songs

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Agentzia No. 2  In Concreto by Jochen Gerz 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 Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

Does Matter Exist? – Modern Koans

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Question: Does matter exist? The only thing I can be sure of is that I am ‘having’ the experience of being aware. The objects that the mind perceives as ‘being over there’ are illusory in nature.  Have we ever found this  substance we call matter? Response: I guess the first thing we should do is check in on what you mean when you say something exists. If you assume that it means a permanent unchanging essence that can be measured, you will never find such a thing. Everything that exists in this world…read more