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Brain Pickings
I am in no way affiliated with Brain Pickings or its founder, Maria Popova, but I admire both Tremendously.

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Playing A Fool’s Game

02/04/2016

I have this sense (which came upon me when I was young and struggling, and hasn’t left yet) that certain verities (maybe these are especially American verities?) are false and harmful. So: There is no such thing as a “level playing field,” genetics and karma being what they are, and to the extent that we Read More

Paying Exquisitely Close and Non-judgmental Attention

05/29/2015

Writer and neuroscientist Sam Harris on the benefits of Vipassana meditation as a gateway to mindfulness: [Vipassana meditation] needn’t presuppose any belief about anything. You don’t have to develop a fondness for the iconography of Buddhism, you don’t have to care about the Buddha, you don’t have to believe in rebirth or karma… none of the Read More

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