"@Dave-Buddhism is not a theistic religion. Not here at all to proselytize but in buddhsim they talk about the anatman (no soul). There is no unwavering self to pass a soul onto in rebirth like in hinduism. And Mahayana, especially…"
"I saw Ginsberg at a Punk club , the last generation he would try to reach. aFTER THE PERFORMANCE , he passed all these Punks by and stopped to ask me if I was at the show , and if I though theenunciated all right. Nice old man . I metJohn…"
"I shook Ginsberg's hand after a poetry reading and asked him how he did it (wrote so much poetry, published so much). He just kind of shrugged . . . (Zen kind of wordless answer I guess)! Ginsberg studied largely in the Tibetan buddhist…"
"From what I just read over the Internet, Alan Watts didn't really approve of Kerouac's take on buddhism in The Dharma Bums. I like the passage where Kerouac writes about the negative aspect of people just working to consume more and more…"
"I get what you are saying about unmanned space travel. Possibly advances in the inner space of the Internet, cyberattacks, and so forth are more compelling today than Buck Rogers style space operas. Currently listening to Coleman Hawkins to…"
I WANT to be wrong. Convince me that I'm wrong. Just tell me what you meant when you wrote that controversy is the very essence of Anglo-Saxon society and that's what non Anglo-Saxons don't understand about your culture. Just…"
My grandfather (who was a childhood friend of Ray Bradbury) once told me that he was disappointed in the progress of the space program. This was in the '90s and shortly before he died. He expected colonies on the moon and interstellar…"
"Obviously, this is getting out of hand. Firstly, why the word Anglo-Saxon = racism I wouldn't have a clue......I'm not saying KKK ya know!!!! Secondly, of course we are all living in a mixed society, but even Hispanics want to think in the…"
"Not a problem. Just fun writing about cut ups and futurist stuff. Although I think that many technological improvements or perhaps complications seem to move these days in terms of inches rather than leaps and bounds. Just read on wikipedia…"
"I remember enjoying Junky, even though that's a much more straightforward narrative. It kind of reads like a piece of journalism. Still have a strong recollection of his description of those hypo needles that have a tube of the morphine…"
"I think that Greg’s point was that despite Burroughs work being controversial it still warrants attention and study particularly because his ideas pertaining to information and language as a virus are concepts we are confronted with…"
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