Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ramblings on Spirituality

OM.  The cosmic vibration that fills all of space and time. The primordial pristine energy that ripples through the universe, radiating with the force of a trillion suns, bestowing life and vitality wherever it spreads. The set that contains all possible sets. The mother of all sets. Quiescent in it’s raging fury. Furious in it’s […]

Karmic Duty

There arise occasions from time to time, where one, in a rash moment of belligerent thoughtlessness, reacts with exaggerated harshness to a perceived slight, and is promptly racked to the bone by feelings of the most intense guilt and the deepest contrition.   Such a situation contrived to present itself today when a waiter’s apathetic […]

Brahms

Turned on the radio today and rather serendipitously caught this hauntingly beautiful composition by Brahms, who suffered from feelings of inadequacy due to Beethoven’s gigantic shadow looming over him all his life, even going to the extent of destroying many of his own compositions that he deemed unworthy. Judging by this splendid composition, I think […]

Steve Jobs Speaks

Some choice quotes culled from various interviews. There are many prescient, profound, deeply thoughtful insights. What also stands out is the deep-rooted hatred of Microsoft and the value system it represents – of dominance through quantity in lieu of quality : These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you […]

Roving Mind

Once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries where anyone can ask any question and be given answers, be given reference materials, be something you’re interested in knowing, from an early age, however silly it might seem to someone else… that’s what YOU are interested in, and […]

The Very Early Universe

From Alan Guth’s profound and endlessly fascinating book, “The Inflationary Universe”: 10-39 seconds after the Big Bang, the universe was as dense “as a trillion suns jammed into the volume of a proton.” What an outlandish absurdity! The brain reels from the feeble and futile attempt to visualize this microscopic monstrosity. The conception of the […]

Autodidact

From dictionary.com: autodidact noun. a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person. In the age of free flowing information spawned by the Internet, we are all to some extent autodidacts.