Become Buddha — Meditation practice with Visual Guide

The first step is to get rid of the 5 hindrances: Sensory attachments Ill-will Heaviness of body Restlessness and worry Doubt Their opposites are represented in the picture below A state of bliss is reached when the five hindrances are removed. This is the first jhana, or meditative state. Jhanas are sometimes called samadhi. The … Continue reading Become Buddha — Meditation practice with Visual Guide

Consequences of the carnist choice

A vegan were troubled by the following conundrum: "Whenever I try to explain that humans aren't really meant to eat meat or dairy products, they always say that can't be right cause they are on the food pyramid. How do I respond to this?? Even I start second guessing myself when they say that." First, … Continue reading Consequences of the carnist choice

What is Reality? Reflections from some revealing experiences

During a trip through Europe to Barcelona 2013, I had some experiences of reality not being as material and deterministic as I had previously assumed. Two observations stood out. I wrote down the first observation in a notebook and illustrated it with a small diagram to help me remember it. At the time, I believed … Continue reading What is Reality? Reflections from some revealing experiences