Newsletter 18 : 30 june 2009
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Strange, chirpy yet vaguely disturbing video which makes reality seem like toys.
When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat who lived in the monastery with them made such noise that they were distracted. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during meditation. And when the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up each session. Centuries later, learned descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly treatises about the religious significance of tying up a cat for meditation practice.
Be bloody, bold, and resolute…
Be lion-mettled, proud
The witches’ advice to Macbeth (IV, i)
The great Dan Dennett explains that honey is sweet because we like it, not that we like it because it is sweet.
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Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 27 march 2015 . image: Free images