Consider this: in the 1980s Bell Labs and IBM combined their brainiac departments and, with a fairly high degree of accuracy, ascertained a human being's average sensory input measured in bits per second. *
What the research folks at these institutions discovered is that our body is capable of receiving approximately ten million bits per second of information. That includes everything we are able to sense, our hearing; our sensual perception; our taste buds; olfactory sense (smell) sight; memory; gastric experience; everything!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
A Bloomberg News story describes how a high pressure finance trader uses meditation to manage stress. Spiritualists quoted in the article cry heresy. The meditating stock trader reasons that Japanese Samurai and, later in history, Kamikaze used meditation prior to battle. So our intrepid trader, engaging in finance, is at ease with co-opting the stress reducing benefits of meditation for mere financial gain.
If one examines the claims of spiritual superiority exclusive to their systems combined with claims of scientific validity coming from scores of twentieth century self-styled gurus, and one digs only a little, you will find a pattern.
- Assume a Hindu name or title
- Claim a lineage from ancient times
- Declare your system as the only valid approach
- Treat western medicine as a misguided competitor
- Invoke scientific support
- Claim special secret knowledge or ownership
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This day recalls the lives of loved ones, friends and neighbors lost. We grieve still. Spared, I live with gratitude, humility and a soft voice today grateful for the gifted among us who reveal our better, loving nature.
"This triumph of the message of love over a barbaric and a backward act"