Podcast | The Psychology of Customer Service Apologies

This brief Wisdom app talk on March 3rd looks at the psychology of apologies, especially pertaining to those in Customer Service followed by a call-in chat with Malcolm who relates first hand experience working in this field. My edited notes: wondered why I felt off when apologized to by many Customer Service representatives so IContinue reading “Podcast | The Psychology of Customer Service Apologies”

Podcast | Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Questions

Five short excerpts of some questions I asked from the 8/11/2021 Ajahn Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu zoom event with Mid-America Buddhist Association about potential paradox with the Cetana Sutta; advice for preserving and/or unifying various Buddhist schools & lineages; strategies for fear of annihilation; on effort involved with vittaka & the relationship with vicara; and if there’sContinue reading “Podcast | Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Questions”

Irregular Inquires — Investigating The Term “Early Buddhist Texts”

Ten questions to investigate the term “Early Buddhist Texts.” The first three:

How helpful and/or how detrimental is the term “Early Buddhist Texts”?

Where/how did it originate?

On one hand maybe it sets up a certain distinguishing category in a distilled type of way, but when does “early” begin and end?

Irregular Inquires — Questions For Investigating Energy

Currently, over 15 (groups of) questions for investigating energy, including:

What is energy? How do you know?

Where and how do you experience energy?

What kinds, or types of energy are there?

Why is energy important?

Where does energy come from? Where does it go?

Irregular Inquires — Questions For Regular Contemplation: Ethics

If I ______ will it lead to (more) harm or non-harm? How will ______ harm or not harm and why? If I don’t ______ will it lead to more harm or non-harm? How and why? “Whenever you want to do [while you are doing, and having done] a bodily action [verbal action, mental action], youContinue reading “Irregular Inquires — Questions For Regular Contemplation: Ethics”