Is All One?

As our sensory-material world draws us into its web, being distanced from its sensations and objects feels unsatisfactory. This is because we have identified sensations and activities as the source of our pleasures. In meditation there is an effort to 'be' rather than 'do': a steady dis-identification from the objects of consciousness, including the self, …

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Why do artists and academics earn less than the value of their work?

The money that artists and academics make fall short of the value of their work. Why? Let’s take a case study: music streaming service Spotify does not pay its musicians well. Let’s examine if they could. There are two non-exclusive ways they could pay their musicians more. Either they could maintain their profit and start …

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What is Beauty? Case in Point: the ‘China Campus Model’ Controversy

With this post, I am about to take somewhat of a bold first leap into issues that are socially and culturally controversial. I have not spoken directly about such topics ever before on my blog, but I have thought about it and see no reason why I cannot write unequivocally on issues that I feel …

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