Andrew Furst

Real Peace? – 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:

One Minute Meditation – Wonderland

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This week’s one minute meditation is one of a series of videos taken on vacation at Acadia National Park.  This is an annual pilgrimage my family takes. This minute meditation is taken at Wonderland on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. It’s important to plant the seeds of peace. If we only plant the seeds of impatience, consumption, and anger, how can we find – in ourselves – the peace we so dearly need? Planting Drops Kids ocean playground touching crabs, algae, sea air parent’s fond memory seed Wonderland…read more

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Meditations on Gratitude – Science

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Hypothesis, Argue, Repeat Debate, logic and rhetoric are wonderful things.  They are the tools by which we capture hearts and minds. They are the nuts and bolts of leadership, politics, and philosophy. They are my tool kit for writing this article. I love them dearly and do not wish them vanquished. But what benefit do they have to offer?  Are they calibrated for goodness or for truth? Do they produce facts (setting aside the argument on the Socratic Method).  Do they create buildings, feed the hungry, or guarantee freedom and justice? No. In…read more

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If Islam is the Religion of Peace, Then Why Are Muslims Killing Others?

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Estimated reading time: 6 minute(s) Question: If Islam is the Religion of Peace, Then Why Are Muslims Killing Others? Response: What religion has the power to produce peace or war? Followers of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism etc. are all capable of both. All religions are capable of inspiring compassion and murder. Of what use is ascribing peace, evil, good, or any other quality to a religion as it depends on the actions of its adherents? Similarly what use is it defending or decrying a religion, as if it were a side…read more

When Will I Find Peace? – 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:

Ugo Betti On Being

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Quotes -The path to right view is an arduous walk through fields of manure. Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

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