Andrew Furst

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks – Compass Songs

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We Real Cool Gwendolyn Brooks THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. 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…read more

Change Happens? – 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:

Buddhism and the Law of Attraction – Dialectic Two Step

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Question: How do I apply the Law of Attraction while practicing Buddhism when they are both the opposite of each other? Buddhism is about seeing the impermanence and suffering of everything. The Law of Attraction suggests we focus on the good. Response: I wouldn’t call the “Law of Attraction” the opposite of Buddhism. They don’t really overlap cleanly. Buddhism is about decreasing suffering by addressing the poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion. The Law of Attraction is about your dreams coming true. These are two very different pursuits. If the…read more

Is Religion Necessary for Modern Society? – Modern Koans

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Question: Is religion necessary for modern society? Response: The persistence of an idea or an ideology can be found in the advantage it offers its followers. So when we talk about necessity, I think we should be focused at a higher level than religion. I would suggest what is necessary, is that we have a world view. Some of us hold a world view that is religious. Others – e.g. atheists – have a worldview that is not. There are more religious people than there are non-religious people. So, I…read more

The Best Articles of January 2018

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Here’s a selected list of what people were reading here on in January 2018 : People are Strange – Quotes Faces – Tiny Drops (Photography) At What Point are We No Longer Human? – Modern Koans Briggs Brook Falls – A Minute Meditation Carl Sagan on Delusions – Quotes Make A Career of Humanity – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr To Autumn by John Keats – Compass Songs The Flower by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin – Compass Songs Immersed – Verse Us (Poems by Me) Found – Verse Us (Poems…read more