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What I realized after many, many years of partisan politics is that winning the argument often leaves a trail of new conflicts. There's something fundamentally wrong there. Even when we agree on the facts (Let's face it, that doesn't often happen!) the way we go about making decisions leaves a lot of hard feelings. Democratic process? Maybe ... nominally ... but not social. In fact, just plain rude.
So my "GNodal" project is all about that: not just getting the data, not just presenting the information, but getting to what matters ... to people ... as though people matter ... cuz, ultimately, they do.
Very nice to meet you!
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p.s. was thinking of talking to drum kidz about getting Krisna Das up here ... I'm sure kirtan would float their boats!
Oh my ...
... got to get the details right, don't you agree?
He said, basically, "Check it out; test it by your own experience!"
"These hell realms actually exist." Oh, my ...
Years ago (Someone out there recall the August '85 issue of Scientific American?) things "fractal" were all very new. (I got in on the ground floor, having studied non-linearity before it was a term.) The community was small, so soon after cobbling together a Mandelbrot microscope (using the C=64's BIOS routines, surprisingly effective) I connected with the fellow who was running the Hubbard supercomputer at Ithaca. (Dear Homer ... miss you tons.) He very kindly sent me a set of very, very, very high-res slides. Glorious.
Fast forward slightly.
During a conversation / audience, I pulled out the slides and showed them to the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. (I had been talking with him about Professor Guenther's "From Reductionism to Creativity; rDzogchen and the New Science of Mind".) He peeked at them and huh huh responded with something like, "Yes, yes, it's like that *giggle*"
p.s. you've tuned into "self-directed neuro-plasticity"? Alaya-vijnana, n'est-ce pas?
Buddha told them to look at their squabbling and think about the roots of conflict. heh ... no addiction to soap-opera there!
I appreciate the poetry of ecstasy (Do you read Rumi?) but sometimes folk use language that (seems to me) amounts to huge claims of accomplishment and realization ... can get to be a habit, that.
Why did you? Do you know?
I like the notion of "each of us, a sage general". I came up with that after a workshop with the translation team for the Shambhala edition of Sun Tzu.
As Rinpoche pointed out: thinking for ourselves.