"French elections have been the lab of a fundamental political change in Europe, and at the global level as well. As a sort of Cartesian "clear and distinct" idea, it is now emerging that federalism and nationalism are the new main…"
"yes. along the centuries the most basic foundation of Power has been the one of keeping separated good and evil, right and wrong, positive deeds and crime. Very often (always) singling out the the sexual side of evil. The "uneasiness in…"
"classical economic theory is useful only for mainstream academics. In fact it failed to prevent (or even explaining) relevant phenomena, like the burst of the financial bubbles. At present it is reasonable to think that given a mix of factors…"
"great geopolitical vision! Remarkably clear. And rather optimistic about the new equilibria that are going to be established. May we and our offsprings keep some peace and a minimum of stability while these gigantic processes unfold. Unfortunately…"
"Thank you David, great understanding of the situation, and great wisdom. The wind has changed, in a direction which is opposite to the one we like. Therefore these are interesting times to live. I would add that we have to look at blame, fear…"
"I like very much the governamentality construct (M Foucault). A hidden-structural power keeps in control minds-bodies and reproduces the conditions for the subjugation of multitudes (the latter is a spinozian term). But, if this is true we cannot…"
"yes. this is a really crucial issue. In many different places the facilitation of ethnic/local communities' autonomy and of groups' coalescence has been for a long time considered as a factor contributing to the promotion of…"
"yes, for sure, more boundaries and less cosmopolitan life. This will entail more stringencies in local relationships and bonds, less individual freedom, increased power of local (also at the micro and meso level) parties, cliques and mafias. All…"
"experiments on rats within a cage of variable dimensions show that reciprocal aggressiveness rises up when the cage is shrunk.
our planet is shrinking fast, in relative terms: i.e. the number of humans is increasing at an unbearable pace. the…"
"Nobody knows how things will unfold in the middle (let's say 2 - 3 years) and the long term (2050). Maybe somebody, somewhere, has powerful tools (algorithms, models databases..) and is able to get close to reliable forecasts. But it is…"
On the day that England and Wales voted to leave the European Union, I am starting this group as a place for political comment. The aim is to create a space where all and any issue of current affairs in the world can be discussed from a spiritual perspective.See More
"yes, it's good to send peans to the goddess, but well knowing that she'll be always stronger than us, much cruel, never appeased. She'll be always able to have our dogs gone crazy and have us devoured. Because of a small, so human,…"
"exceptionally clear and useful. This contribution keeps together many views on such a fundamental topic (see in particular A. Chah's three levels of mindfulness: mechanistic, clear knowing and wisdom) and offers an extraordinary chance for…"
"I've always been fascinated by Taoism and started practicing thai chi in 1998 with a Chinese master in Rome. I practiced very regularly up to 1996, when many things changed in my life. I abandoned the master (after a trip to China in…"
We just had a study group meeting at Amida Mandala Temple. Only three of us but a very rich hour. Predictably we came round to the issue of ‘is one Nembutsu enough?’ My understanding: In a sense it is, because when we call Amida we become one with his vow and the Pure Land and thus we are saved. In another sense we have to keep calling him so that he can keep saving us. As if we’re all lost in a thick fog and Amida is a few steps ahead of us illuminating the way, we have to keep him in sight…
Each of the teachers gave a presentation on what they considered most significant in their practice. Then there was an extended lunch period for socialising and, finally a sessions of questions and answers.…
My sons childhood friend was brutally murdered on Friday night. It is hard to believe that it happened. As he left a Birmingham pub a number of young people surrounded him. One of them stabbed him in the heart and he bled to death. He was twenty six years old. I can't get it out of my thoughts, why would any one be that cruel. Why as humans do we do this to each other. I've spent most of the weekend comforting my son, he went on Holliday with Daniel the friend that lost his life, two weeks…