Torii

These are some of my experiences and views.

My main influences are zen, advaita, psychology and natural science.

SPIRITUAL

The eyes are the mirror of the soul

...I could look straight into the soul of the other. With that I refer to an experience we all know, but it was much clearer and deeper than in ‘normal life...’
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Gurus and Cults

...At a certain point, after hearing one ‘corrupt master’-account after another,
I even got the impression that being corrupt is a prerequisite to becoming a renowned master...
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How I freed myself from Christianity

...In that moment I saw that conventional religious belief is a dictatorship of the mind...
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Grace

...So when he went completely downhill, doing everything that he was not supposed to do and didn’t try to get enlightened, the result of that was enlightenment...
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Eddie’s transmission

...I saw that the fact that there are difficulties in life is not a problem, but the fact that you WANT TO GET RID of those difficulties make them into a problem...
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Sincerity

...Clinging to materialistic life goals is a deluded attempt at trusting that which cannot be trusted; it will all turn out to be fleeting and empty...
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Morality is the pleasure principle

...During this, I rose above that polarized state and experienced that my primitive indulgent side and my higher moral side are ONE AND THE SAME...
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PSYCHOLOGICAL

Real Projection

...You are convinced that you are angry at the other person while you are actually angry with yourself...
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Humor is the glorification of a concept

...So humor has to do with something that makes humans unique. What makes humans unique in comparison to animals is our highly developed ability to think in concepts...
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The Confidence Game

...There are very negative sides to how a group identity substitutes our basic insecurity about how to behave and what to believe...
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PHILOSOPHICAL

Oneness is not cruel

...I did not want to believe that nature, reality and the universe for that matter, were cruel in essence...
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Anger and frustration are caused by ignorance

If we knew the complete cause of all phenomena that we encounter, we would never become angry or frustrated with anything or anyone...
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Not Knowing

...So the necessity of having an identity is caused by the same mechanism that causes the necessity of having a concept of God...
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The Overview

...All ‘evil’ in the world can be traced back to attachment to an identity, from wars between nations to discrimination in society to inner conflicts...
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SOCIETAL

The Commercial Lie

Making as much profit as possible is the chief aim of a lot of businesses. Their commercial activity is based on greed and deception...
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Why politics seldom works

...Naïve in the sense that they really believe, like a child, that the new government will put it all right...
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Why capital punishment is wrong

...Punishing people by killing them is not the way of understanding. Killing people as a punishment is the outcome of NOT understanding...
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Why George W. Bush should not have been re–elected

...A president who takes his country to war on false assumptions should not be rewarded by being re–elected, but should be held accountable for being dead wrong.
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How Ralph Nader caused the war in Iraq

...So if Nader would not have entered the 2000 presidential race, the war in Iraq would very likely not have happened...
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Money is a token of evil

...We could live exactly the same lives and not use money at all...
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