Andrew Furst

From the Perspective of Buddhism, is the Mind the Creator of Sickness and Health? – Dialectic Two Step

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Question: From the Perspective of Buddhism, is the Mind the Creator of Sickness and Health? Response: From where does the mind arise if not the body? Sickness and health can be abetted by the mind, but to say the mind creates a virus, or cancer, or a mental illness just doesn’t make sense. The mind is the creator of “me”, but there is always more to “me” than any construction the mind could muster. To ascribe creation of everything to the mind is just another path to suffering. Health means wholeness….read more

An Artist’s America by Michael Albert – Concrete Poetry – Compass Songs

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An Artist’s America by Michael Albert 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:

How Should a Buddhist Deal with Discarding Erroneous Beliefs? – Modern Koans

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Question: How Should a Buddhist Deal with Discarding Erroneous Beliefs? Response: Humans have developed a couple of pretty neat tools for detecting erroneous beliefs.  Logic and standards for evidence are two great examples.  But your question gets to the heart of the matter – once you discover you’ve been acting based on erroneous beliefs, what do you do? I suspect, as always, the answer is “it depends”. It depends on the role the belief has in your world view. Let me give an example of how I’ve recently responded to…read more

Kinsman Falls – Lower Cascades – A Two Minute Meditation

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. Today’s minute meditation combines the sights and sounds of a peaceful waterfall and the vibrations of a singing bell. During the meditation, let yourself be completely available to the sound of each bell.  Feel it pass through you, cleanse you, and bring you to a settled balance. All the while, enjoying the beautiful views of Kinsman Falls in Franconian Notch in New Hampshire. Kinsman Falls – Lower Cascades – Franconia Notch, New Hampshire If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as…read more

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