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Brain Pickings
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Today, the man who in old photos of Tibet can be seen enacting religious rites wearing a conical yellow hat — in front of thangkas, or scrolls, swarming with scowling monsters and copulating deities — speaks of going ‘‘beyond religion’’ and embracing ‘‘secular ethics’’: principles of selflessness and compassion rooted in the fundamental Buddhist notion Read More

The Attitude of the Solutions


A man’s love of metal leads him to painstakingly expose the beautiful guts of his motorcycle. “A couple of bikers came over and took one look at it and didn’t stop laughing for two minutes. And that, to me, is the best reaction I can get because it shows that they really appreciate, technically, the Read More