Author Archives: BoT Student

Suicide: a promising remedy, a false hope, a reminder of life’s trials?

There is no escape. There is only Realization.1 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.2 In the wake of hearing that Robin Williams committed suicide earlier this week, I started wondering:  how good of … Continue reading

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“Tasting the Moon” – reviewing a candid, moving book

Hey everybody.  I’m reading a book now I think some of you would like.  I wasn’t sure I would like it; I even put off reading it for two whole years because I didn’t want to be disappointed.  But it … Continue reading

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“War of the worlds” – a harmless 1938 prank, or something else?

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.1 – George Santayana The usual man or woman, who listens to the “news” faithfully, is constantly (and inevitably) exploited by all kinds of shrewd people…2 – Not-Two Is Peace … Continue reading

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First things first… who are we trying to please?

As anyone who runs a business knows, it’s not a bad idea to please your customers. Respecting your employees might even be a good idea, depending on whom you ask. But outside of the workplace, if we look at life … Continue reading

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Gun control, Gandhi, and true peace

Prejudiced people will listen only to one side of a story. Swamiji had an open mind. He would take every point of view into account. He had a generous and forgiving heart. – Swami Turiyananda speaking of Swami Vivekananda1 My … Continue reading

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Monogamy, polygamy, and true marriage

Hey everybody.  I don’t have a new article ready this week so I’m just posting a short quote with pics. This is something I happened to read earlier this week which I thought was cool and thought you might enjoy … Continue reading

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Darwin’s theory of evolution: good science or faulty philosophy?

When I was little I learned about evolution – the idea that as humans we evolved from lizards and microbes through a process of competition and violence, with the strong surviving while the weaker members of the species die off … Continue reading

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