What quackery is this?! Is your pronoun going to be “that”, or is “that” already taken? No woo-woo here, folks. I’m not saying I don’t have a shape, color, or gender, or that those things don’t have importance, I merely point out what should be so obvious that everyone takes it for granted. It is…Read More
New Art, New Series: Alien Monster Messiah #1
This might seem an unexpected departure from my self-portrait series (I’m taking a break from it), unless you already know me or my blog, in which case you might think, “Here we go again!”. I’ll grandfather in (not sure if that’s the right term here, but you get the idea) several pieces that fit nicely…Read More
Runaway Rant: How I Conceive of People Vs. Identity Politics
You are not a thing. You are a phenomenon. And here are several things I’m mulling over because even if we have firm conclusions about anything, how much those conclusions resonate, and how we relate to them is in perpetual flux. This is why I find myself reexamining the same questions on an almost daily…Read More
What Is Consciousness?
This is the most fundamental question of our era, because everything else rests on the answer to it. You can’t discuss free will, for example, if you can’t basically establish what consciousness is and isn’t. Centuries past the focus was on whether God exists or not, but now we are questioning our own nature. Are…Read More
The Octopus and the Sky, a parable by JSB
There are octopuses living near the sea bottom. They live their entire lives under water. One day one of the octopuses gets caught on a fisherman’s hook. Fearing for his life, he tries to hold onto some coral, but isn’t strong enough and painfully loses his grip. He is dislodged and reeled upwards. Finally he…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
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
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