Browsing All posts tagged under »Philosophy«

The Jesús Manifesto.

February 7, 2014


I’ve been spending a lot of time riding the ferry back and forth between the city and Cangas lately, staring out at the Ria de Vigo, watching the two coastlines symbiotically approach and recede, and wrestling with Diego‘s YUGEN post from several months back. Maybe El Moro‘s just on a higher plane – drifting in […]


August 17, 2013


“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 […]

Just Peel the Potatoes: On the Birthday of Alan Watts

January 6, 2013


Happy Birthday to Alan Watts, an important light along the Way. Biography, quotes and work here. “Zen … does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”   “If you know that “I”, in the sense of the person, the front, the ego, […]

Dao Li: The GEETUS Manifesto

April 11, 2012


The things we distinguish as real change, while their names do not. How then can reality be known through names? Red Pine Taoists have long understood the folly of language and its limitations to capture reality within its silly arbitrary cages, and here at Saudade Brothers it is in the untranslateable where the heart resides. […]

Original Vibration: Singing Bowls and Sacred Horns

July 16, 2011


As Space Blobs continue to baffle scientists and Sun Ra paints my summer mindscape with intergalactic questions and answers, my thoughts turn once again to the exploration of fundamental concepts in Eastern thought, specifically Vedic philosophy. Earlier I posted an essay attempting to articulate the concept of nondualism  by creating an analogy with water drops […]

The Mysterious Wisdom of Dark Energy Pt. 2: Lao Tzu vs. Quantum Mechanics

June 23, 2011


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 […]

The Mysterious Wisdom of Dark Energy Pt. 1: Chuang Tzu vs. Wu-Tang

June 11, 2011


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 […]