Andrew Furst

“The Path” & “Idea” Accepted for Publication – Verse Us

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I am happy to report that my blackout poems “The Path” & “Idea” will be published in issue 29 of  Failed Haiku in May! Blackout poems have recently achieved popularity because of Austin Kleon’s book Newspaper Blackout.  I found the poems in the book “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age”. I found them by selecting words to produce a senryu. Then I blacked out all the other words with pencil and sharpie. If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word…read more

Wellington Lake – A One Minute Meditation

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. This time lapse of the clouds passing over Wellington Lake inn Bailey Colorado was taken in July 2016 on a trip to Northern New Mexico by way of Denver.  The trip getting there was absolutely stunning. Driving north from Colorado Springs through Pike National Forest is a beautiful way to experience the Rocky Mountains. I recommend it highly. Wellington Lake, Bailey, CO If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation.  Offered as an opportunity to…read more

Karma At Me Again? – 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:

The Best Articles of March 2018 from Andrew Furst

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Here’s a selected list of what people were reading here on in March 2018: Secular Buddhism – What’s Your Take? – Modern Koans At What Point are We No Longer Human? – Modern Koans Thoreau On The Narrow and Crooked Path Faces – Tiny Drops (Photography) Happy – Found Art Stephen Hawking on Predestination Carl Sagan on Delusions – Quotes Channel This? – Say What? The Sutra on Totality Life in a Crowd – Found Art

Does God Think? – Dialectic Two Step

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Question: Does God think? Does he need to? Response: If God experienced thoughts the way we do; as passing in and out of our awareness as an amalgamation of sensory perception and mental formations, that would it mean that God would require corporeal form.God would needs senses, and some mechanism to process the input. If he had corporeal form, would he be subject to change (all matter changes) and therefore imperfection? Oops. This little exercise illustrates how anthropomorphizing God leads to absurdity. I firmly believe that the Bible, or any other…read more

Can We Prove Buddhism is Right? – Dialectic Two Step

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Comment: Did you hear about the studies that show <insert your favorite religious practice> can actually improve <insert something related to human well being>? Response: I’m always cautious when it comes to citing scientific studies to support a Buddhist world view or to practice.  There are a few reasons: I have an ongoing non-scientific study that shows that many studies attempting to prove religious practices work are followed on by even more studies debunking those claims.* Religious practices are practices of the mind and their effects are on the mind. Because of…read more