Monthly Archives: March 2006

>proofs of god

>i don’t like them. i encountered a lot of them in my university studies. a logical proof requires a priori assumptions, but what comes before god? a proof strikes me as a human creation, a human fabrication; a proof of … Continue reading

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>so many paths to god

>in buddhism, a bodhisattva is an enlightened one who chooses not to go to nirvana but to stay on earth and help all other sentient beings achieve enlightenment. when all achieve enlightenment, as i understand it, then karma, the cycle … Continue reading

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>passion

>when using the word ‘passion’ i’ve always kept in mind it’s root meaning, to suffer: “Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin passi, passin-, sufferings of Jesus or a martyr, from Late Latin, physical suffering, martyrdom, sinful desire, from … Continue reading

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>(near?) conversion experience

>i mentioned some time ago in some blog somewhere that i was keeping a private list of recent synchronities. i’ve also written more than once that i feel parts of my life coming full circle (which is a remarkably more … Continue reading

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>boss and balancing

>i sat in my boss’s office today during a regular one-on-one meeting. he and i understand each other very well; we have the same DiSC personality (Appraiser pattern). our talks can be quite open and frank. my little company cares … Continue reading

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>the first swimming lesson

>i am familiar with the anglican and roman catholic churches. this is my first time at a presbyterian service. naturally, the first part of the service i felt different, unsettled: where are the altar and communion rail? where are the … Continue reading

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24 hours at mountainview

my first long walk since i sprained my ankle. i risked the icy sidewalks on two trips from home to mountainview, one on saturday noon and one after midnight. bp

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