Let’s distinguish two of the main forms of meditation employed by the Thai Forest Buddhist tradition: Anapanasati and Choiceless Awareness.

Anapanasati — for a few minutes, follow the sensation of your ordinary breath as it flows through the nostrils and fills the chest and abdomen. After this, transition to the…

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Largely thanks to the fanciful imagination of David Icke, and others who speculate about politicians being shape-shifting reptilians (who may perhaps be forgiven on the grounds that the behavior of our politicians more often resembles that of reptiles than humans), the idea of reptilian aliens has become synonymous with conspiratorial…

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“The Grey species in general is more on the order of an electronically based space society with a common social memory complex that allows them to collectively function as areas of group-mind. Groups of Greys are controlled from one central source being, usually one of the large Greys, a Blond…

There are three stages in Zen practice, in this order:

  1. Adjusting the body — Lotus posture and half-lotus posture are both acceptable in Zen.
  2. Adjusting the breathing — Zen’s breathing exercise is called “observation of breath count” (sūsokukan) and is similar to post-canonical methods of preparation for meditation in the…

The only three sources of information recognized by the Samkhya school of Indian philosophy are perception, inference and reliable tradition (In that order!). Inference is used when perception is impossible and tradition is accepted where both of these are unavailable. Perception is understood as direct sense-perception of the sort acquired…

The rough equivalent for “soul” in Jainism is “Jiva.” The jiva is subject to constant change by virtue of incarnation but is no longer subject to them when it is free of the body from final liberation from reincarnation. In this respect, Jainism is quite dualistic as a philosophy. The…

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We have already begun to understand the relationship between prakriti and purusha in Samkhya philosophy. When the three gunas were balanced, prakriti was undisturbed and in a state of prakriti-pradhana, a state of original purity and lack of defilement. It was not until purusha approached prakriti that suffering emerged. When…

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