Because I find some of the most striking visual art when prowling through people’s Instagram posts. This is the second installment in a series of more brief articles I’m doing revolving around one image by a living artist, taken from an Instagram post. This time I reproduced the whole post, and I’ll also share the…Read More
Argument against no free will (determinism)
This morning I told a friend my home-brewed arguments for free will, and after patiently listening to my impromptu lecture, she asked, “Do people still question this?” Yes they do. The question of whether or not we have free will is as alive and well as the question of whether or not there is an…Read More
When Stupidity Reigns
I am guest poster, J. Sri Bhagovwid. Today I want to address why power is stupid. First we have to recognize that the ego naturally has its own self-preservation as its first requisite. Second, we must acknowledge that the ego is a mental construct. It is a series of beliefs and convictions about itself. It…Read More
Stupidity is always triumphant!
I am J. Sri Bhagovwid, and today I want to talk about why stupidity rules the day. It is always much easier to destroy something than to build it. It’s harder to raise a child than to kill an adult. It’s easier to annihilate a civilization than to develop it. The only exception to this…Read More
Stop changing your attitude!
I am J. Sri Bhagovwid, and today I want to talk about how spirituality is being used as a weapon to dupe and suppress workers. Nowadays everyone is a guru. You can be a computer guru, a business guru, or a sports guru… Everyone knows some of the jargon in the same way everyone knows…Read More
Questioner tells off J. Sri Bhagovwid
I am J. Sri Bhagovwid (you can call me JSB). Today a man got very angry with me during our dialogue. He stormed off and nearly got bit by our resident macaque, who felt threatened. Here is the dialogue we had.Read More
Your past is like snake skin
I am J. Sri Bhagovwid, and today I want to talk about what is wrong with the past, and why we need to slough it off. A questioner wanted to debate me. This is good. I don’t want meek followers looking to absorb wisdom. True seekers question and challenge authority unless or until they are…Read More
Introducing the “Awakening Mindlessness” Blog award!!
Sometimes I don’t know if I can condone the ideas or comments of J. Sri Bhagovwid, but being as he is my most highly esteemed and apocryphal guru, I am giving him the benefit of the doubt for now. Just as a brief aside, one of the reasons I like him so much is the…Read More
the imbecile inside each of us
I am J. Sri Bhagovwid, and I am a guest poster on this blog. If you can’t remember my name, just use the mnemonic, “Bag of Weed”. I think you can remember “J” and “Sri”. Some of the devotees at the ashram in Pondicherry address me as “Sir J Bag-of-Weed” and that’s OK, as long…Read More
It is all a lethal game of perception
I am J Sri Bhagovwid, but you can call me JSB, or “Funny Baba” or whatever. I have been invited as a guest poster on this blog. I conceived this idea to share. We may have to play the game, strap ourselves into our seats and get in line on the superhighway to sit in…Read More
The inner idiot!
Something new for today to ponder, or better yet to induce a moment or more of non-pondering, and non-ponderousness.Read More
There is no I
I am J Sri Bhagovwid, but you can call me JSB, or “Funny Baba” or whatever. This is my first guest post here. So, I wanted to get right at the crux of the matter with a riddle for you to ponder. Isn’t it so? ~ JSB [Artwork by Eric Wayne] Who is J. Sri…Read More