Mono no aware—“a sensitivity to things”, the aesthetic of beauty in Japan; the “ah-ness” of life and love; beauty as an awareness of the transience of all things, a gentle sadness at their passing.

Jul

10

Review: Auspicious Good Fortune by Sumangali Morhall

Sumangali Morhall presents us with a conclusion that echoes the wisdom of ancient sages quoted within her very pages: to find a spiritual master and to follow the life of inner truth is the most auspicious path of all. Auspicious Good Fortune is the highly recommended tale of that search, and furthermore, the tale of what is found.

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May

28

This moment of happiness is brought to you by Coke

Those marketing geniuses at Coca-Cola have done it again, making us feel all mushy and happy despite our better judgement, with this commercial about a Coke machine bringing everyday Indians and Pakistanis together.

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Dec

17

Donald Richie on Reading Noh Drama

Each note, each word must be savored, weighed, calculated, and then put again into context; the context and never the word alone creating the image

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Jun

25

Quickstart Guide to Meditation

Having been meditating as a student of meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy for over seventeen years now, I get asked for advice and tips on how to begin meditating so often, I thought it about time I wrote some of them down. Learning to meditate is simple Learning to meditate is both incredibly simple and incredibly […]

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May

22

Japanese Doughnuts

With their outrageous cuteness, Japanese doughnuts will fill the hole in your stomach and your heart. From Floresta Nature Doughnuts, Kyoto, Japan. Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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May

06

Richard Nixon’s Meaning of Life

History hasn’t been kind to President Nixon, and were you looking for insight into the meaning of life, his door would not be the first you would open. Maybe however it should be, for when he gives his version of the oft-ignored truism that money will not buy you happiness, you would be wise to […]

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Feb

23

Nowhere Else on Earth

It seems I’ve been away from New Zealand long enough now that I am beginning to experience New Zealanders as the rest of the world does. That is disarmingly open and friendly — even innocent — and not the less charitable qualities I might once have assigned. My debit card expired, and so I called my Auckland […]

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Sep

18

Hero Rabbit Saves Humans From House Fire

Proving that man’s best friend may sometimes have a twitching nose and cute button tail, a pet rabbit is being credited with saving its owners from a house fire in southeastern Alaska. The not at all rascally rabbit woke the owner of both house and pet early in the morning by scratching on her chest, […]

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Jul

30

Walt Whitman: Make no puns

Make no puns funny remarks Double entendres “witty” remarks ironies Sarcasms Only that which is simply earnest meant, —harmless to anyone’s feelings —unadorned unvarnished nothing to excite a laugh silence silence silence silence laconic taciturn. –Walt Whitman instructs himself in an 1855-56 notebook about the Second Edition of Leaves of Grass. Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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Jul

17

Q, R, Cookie Monster…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3m9kBzdA34 Childhood favourite Kermit the Frog shows that not only kittens and puppies can be cute, as he counts through the letters of the alphabet with a young human who likes cookies. Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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