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”

Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 1

This irregular “Dharma Questions” series deals with “Dharma” meaning both the truth of the nature of reality and some Buddhist teachings. Please see this post on the intensions for questioning and not questioning. Amongst other things these questions can be: thought experiments borderline musings not meant to be answered from lack of effort of notContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 1”

Breath: Questions for Contemplation; Perceptions and Practice Ideas

After jotting down intuitive information and collecting odds and ends of teachings on breath for quite some time, I’ve finally compiled the first part into a video (along with an MP3 audio version) and include a (tran)script below: Disclaimer: it may be wise to find a balance with this material for whatever it may bringContinue reading “Breath: Questions for Contemplation; Perceptions and Practice Ideas”

Anesthetic consciousness: “If everything is consciousness, what happens during anesthesia?”

I recently listened to a voicemail from a friend who called asking, “if everything is consciousness, what happens during anesthesia?” It’s a great question and the short answer is: I don’t know. And “if everything is consciousness” is only one perception of reality. After deferring to referring him to a few folks who may provideContinue reading “Anesthetic consciousness: “If everything is consciousness, what happens during anesthesia?””

Dharma Questions: Intent

How and why does intent work? Is retro-causal intention setting possible. If so, is doing so wise and skillful? Can intention be amplified and/or intensified‪? Is ignorance the same as unawareness? Do either ignorance or unawareness relate to amount or quality of consciousness? If there is no existence on an ultimate level, what changes (i.e.,Continue reading “Dharma Questions: Intent”