“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” —Thomas Aquinas “Faith means not wanting to know what is true.” —Friedrich Nietzsche “Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science … Continue reading
Every one of us is followed by an illusory person: a false self. This is the man I want to be but who cannot exist, because God does not know anything about him. –Thomas Merton POSTULATE: The individual self —ahamkara in Vedanta, and understood in the West, perhaps wrongly, as the ego– has never … Continue reading
The following is an introduction written for the Biopantheism discussion group on Facebook by its founder, pantheist author Poffo Ortiz. Biopantheism is a nascent movement in its very early stages (as of Sept 2015) seeking to codify pantheist values and deep ecology perspective into a sustainable spiritual community serving the Life common to us all. … Continue reading
The Camerado Chronicles are a series of journal entries that started while my wife Aubray and I were living in Ashland, Oregon. In May 2004 I was fired from a job as a package courier. It was a very simple job that involved little more than running three hours to Eugene with a van full … Continue reading
While I was writing The Camerado Chronicles in the summer of 2009, I picked up The Last Temptation of Christ at a used book store, not knowing how deeply it would influence the rest of that project, nor the short story that would emerge directly from it. Here is the scene that inspired the writing … Continue reading
“Just sit there right now. Don’t do a thing. Just rest. For your separation from God is the hardest work in this world. Let me bring you trays of food And something you like to drink. You can use my soft verse As a cushion For your head.” –Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky … Continue reading
“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of itself with me that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even pure soul. Love has befriended Hafiz … Continue reading
avant-garde (from French, “advance guard” or “vanguard”, literally “fore-guard”) are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. —Wikipedia The word “religion” does not appear in … Continue reading
Ever wonder how many sunrises you have left in this life? If you are thinking of a number, please, stop whatever you are doing. You are not free here. Somebody owns the name you call yourself, and it isn’t you. This is what it means to say your days are numbered –in truth, they are … Continue reading
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Insights into Nonduality and Living Awake & Engaged . . . by Eric Putkonen
Books and publications by Waldo Noesta
The Writings of Poffo Ortiz
Considerations on the Process of Recognition and Liberation
A Philosophical and Spiritual Guide
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