“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
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, […]Read More Just Peel the Potatoes: On the Birthday of Alan Watts
Current cosmology still speculates that all things as we know them burst forth into existence with the Big Bang some 13.75 billion years ago; from this natal explosion all matter and energy raced forth and spread out, creating the known Universe and everything in it. Quantum Physics has shown that in reality matter has little, […]Read More The Stars Have Eyes
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. […]Read More Dao Li: The GEETUS Manifesto
The Universe is a mirror. – Diego El Moro El Moro is in the house tonight to mastermind the mix with a bag full of soulful and meditative records obtained fresh from a journey wandering the East. Nuff respect! or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 9 (mp3) here. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brijbhushan Kasra – […]Read More Radio Saudade: Episode 9 – El Moro at the Controls!
A few days ago I was in Alaska sipping PBR in a can at the Seward AleHouse with Santo when I received a text message via carrier pigeon from our man south of the equator, Disko Baloba, wondering where I’ve been of late and why haven’t I posted anything in almost 4 months. While Disko’s […]Read More HAGLER.
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