A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is a growing body of cosmologists—the scientists who explain the origin and nature of the cosmos—developing theories of a completely new universe, one that is living, conscious, and evolving. Such a universe fits no existing standard model. It’s not the cosmos of quantum physics or the Creation described as the work of an [Countinue reading...]
Sir John Eccles, a neurologist and Nobel laureate, declared, “I want you to realize that there exists no color in the natural world, and no sound—nothing of this kind; no textures, no patterns, no beauty, no scent.” What Eccles means is that all the qualities of nature, from the luxurious scent of a rose to the sting of a wasp and the [Countinue reading...]
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or [Countinue reading...]
With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code.
As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress of trying to find solid ground—something predictable and safe to stand on—seems to intensify. But in truth, the very nature of our existence is forever in flux. Everything keeps changing, whether we’re aware of it or not.