Ask Me No Questions, I Tell You No Lies

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Help! Meditation Madness

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“If there’s one thing I know, it’s that no one knows. . . . I mean, really, . . . no one knows anything for certain. . . .” Allow me to try and convince you that a monstrous exasperation has swallowed up your life. Deep within, you are frustrated, disappointed with the major dramas, …

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Some things in life we may consider worth dying for. Our techno-centric societies in the developed world have empowered us, we feel, with unprecedented treasures of an advanced civilisation. Let nothing ever endanger our precious gems of human progress. Just to defend such glories, we might even think to kill, in this way preserving our …

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Waiting by a windowFeeling down and blueAll because I haven’t heard from you . . .And then my mama said . . .   “How are you going to get respect—when you haven’t begun to meditate yet!” Stalking you, the meditation evangelists apparently have incarnated everywhere. At the workplace, boardroom, yoga class, university campus, family …

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I’m driftin’, driftin’ Like a ship out on the sea You know I’ve got nobody In the whole world to care for me If my baby would only take me back again Yes, I know I’m a good for nothin’ But at least I’d have one friend Listen to me, honey I gave you all …

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The following is the preface to the author’s new book Hiding in Unnatural Happiness, soon to be released. Some people seem hard-wired for material success. Apparently on an endless winning streak, often since birth, their life a continual bubble-bath of comfort, convenience, and gratification, they glory in wealth and acclaim. Their polar opposites, at the …

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“I’m famished for material fulfillment,” the mind begs the body. “Make me feel like a natural enjoyer.” Your senses need no pleading. “Oh yes—set us loose.” They guarantee: “We’ll light your fire. Saturating you with desire, we’re sure to take you higher.” Quickly the piggy mind computes: “I’ve worked hard for the right to enjoy. …

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The roomful of South African university students peered at me, silently, thoughtfully. I had delivered the goods, intact. Admirably they were processing. “You’re too late.” Who savours that conclusion? Flights missed, business opportunities squandered, romantic possibilities bungled? “Too late” means time has hurtled onward, forcing us to accept outcomes ranging from routine inconveniences to devastating …

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Anger

“You offended me,” the young university student leaned into my face and charged. Sitting with students at the University of Melbourne, Australia’s premier tertiary institution, I had just finished a presentation: “Consciousness: Pleasure Beyond Time and Space.” Earlier, the same student had challenged me, during the questions following my lecture. Turning to face the audience, …

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