“The true Way is as vast and boundless as outer space. How can you talk about it in terms of right and wrong?” – Nansen “Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting my […]Read More YUGEN.
* After a heavy rain An owl’s call Illuminates the starless sky * Wherever we perceive duality Know that it is False * Money and ego, Ego and money – I am interested in neither. * […]Read More The New Haiku Vol. 4
Anyone who has delved even superficially into the great philosophical traditions of the East is familiar with the apparently paradoxical encouragement to “embrace the void.” Indeed, the famous aphorism “Emptiness is form, form is emptiness” vexes and taunts the Western mind. In the TAOTECHING (as masterfully translated by Red Pine) Lao Tzu ruminates in verse […]Read More The Mysterious Wisdom of Dark Energy Pt. 2: Lao Tzu vs. Quantum Mechanics
Recent mysterious scientific discoveries have finally confirmed the existence of “dark energy” – the energy, predicted by Einstein but counterintuitive to what we understand about reality, that is able to explain why the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. It turns out that dark energy actually composes 74% of the known Universe, with “dark matter” (matter […]Read More The Mysterious Wisdom of Dark Energy Pt. 1: Chuang Tzu vs. Wu-Tang