Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Gatherings from the Internet

30/10/2009
by barenose
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Web URLs No Longer Dominated by Latin Alphabet

Internet messages started with a crash 40 years ago today, and life hasn’t been the same since. “We transmitted the ‘L’ … and the ‘O’ — and then the other computer crashed,” says UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock, who helped send that first message on the university’s campus on Oct. 29, 1969. He was trying to type the word “login.” Continue reading

30/10/2009
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Loving Kindness

The path of meditation and the path of our lives altogether has to do with curiosity, inquisitiveness. The ground is ourselves; we’re here to study ourselves and to get to know ourselves now, not later. Peo¬ple often say to me, “I wanted to come and have an interview with you, I wanted to write you a letter, I wanted to call you on the phone, but I wanted to wait until I was more together.” And I think, “Well, if you’re anything like me, you could wait forever!” So come as you are. The magic is being willing to open to that, being will¬ing to be fully awake to that. One of the main discoveries of meditation is seeing how we continually run away from the present moment, how we avoid being here just as we are. That’s not considered to be a problem; the point is to see it. Continue reading

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