Posts from the ‘Philosophical Ramblings’ category

Sorrows From Daily Life

  Photographer Kai Wai Wong is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ongoing project ‘Faint Sorrow’.  To see Kai ’s body…

The Tornado Inside Our Head

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: When Buddhists  Attack The Curious Relationship Between Zen And The Martial Arts By: Jeffery K. Mann…

Floating

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu Zen Teachings on the Taoist Classic Takuan Soho Translated by Thomas…

The Many Facets Of Fear

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Fear is an emotional natural response. It tells the self that adversity is on the way.  We…

Feast On The Moment

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen And Japanese Culture By: Daisetz T. Suzuki   “The pine tree lives for a thousand…

Slice and Dice | Just A Bit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Budo Mind and Body Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts By: Nicklaus Suino   “Perceiving…

Green Shoots

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching By: Lao Tzu Translated By Stephen Mitchell   #76 Excerpt ” Men are…

Temple Walls | Japan

  Photographer Ryuten Paul Rosenblum Roshi (a lineage holder in the tradition of Dongshan and Dogen) is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo…

Mystery

  Photographer Pauline Alioua is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the multimedia project ‘X, THE UNKNOWN’.  To see Pauline’s body…

Zazen

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Wholehearted Way A Translation of Eihei Dogan’s Bendowa Translated by Shohaku Okumura and Taigen Daniel…

Chasing After The Prize

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Keys By: Thich Nhat Hanh   (Excerpt) ” The giant bird has gone thousands of…

“Win At All Cost”

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Society accepts and even reveres ‘the win at all cost’ mentality as being…

Interrupted

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Power OFF before supper Out of the window Quiet Dark Small lantern to help me Focusing on…

Slowly Cooking The Soup

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Taoist Classics The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary Volume Two   The Book of Balance and…

Is It All The Same?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Guiding Light of Lao Tzu By Henry Wei   Says Lao Tzu: “Misfortune is what…

Survival

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Lessons The Art of Leadership Translated By Thomas Cleary   58. Adaptation Zhantang said: (Excerpt)…

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  every day moving bales of hay convenience fear of change only one act in play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  the Seeker went east hoping to locate peace world changed wealth and power is the game Philosophers  long ago left on steam engine trains  …

Consideration

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Not Always So Practicing The True Spirit Of Zen Shunryu Suzuki   ” Instead of respecting…

Wisdom | A Life Long Search

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Undying Lamp of Zen The Testament of Zen Master Torei Translated by Thomas Cleary  …

Ride Life’s Encounters

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: How To Raise An Ox Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo By Francis Dojun…

Are Humans Reasonable?

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   ‘Reason’ separates the human race from all other species and yet our lives are flooded with components…

Disappointment

  Have you ever been disappointed?  I’m not talking about losing a game to a friend, but a major drop to your knees failure. Not just…

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    Be careful of individuals who say that they have all of the answers. A teacher who brags of their expertise is only fooling themselves.…

Holding On To Individuality

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Courage The Joy Of Living Dangerously By: Osho   The Politics Of Numbers “In a society,…

Perspective From The Other Side

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Book Of Five Rings  Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) Translated By Thomas Cleary   Becoming The Opponent…

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  walking home path blocked with barricades starting to rain I do not have an umbrella turning around find higher ground sit down open can of…

Possessions

  I cherish the Burmese black marble Buddha in my garden. How would I feel if one day the statue disappeared? Would I be sad? It…

Strangers’ Miracles

  Photographer Jan Sturmann is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘The Miracle Portraits: In Search of the American…

The Exit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Art Of Strategy A New Translation of Sun Tzu’s Classic The Art of War By…

Confusion

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Life- Giving Sword Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun The classic text on…

Give & Take

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Thick Face Black Heart The Warrior Philosophy For Conquering The Challenges Of Business And Life By:…

Let Go

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Living the Martial Way How to develop attitudes based on the ancient Asian martial arts. (A…

Keeping A Low Profile

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Training The Samurai Mind A Bushido SourceBook Translated and Edited By Thomas Cleary Publisher: Shambhala  …

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  turning off the international news sitting in total darkness listening to the cello smoking his corn pipe the old man becomes depressed about human viciousness…

The Act Of Singing

  Photographer Hiroyo Kaneko is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Appearance’.  To see Hiroyo’s body of work, click…

Inner Strength

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom Sage Advice From The Original TV Series By Herbie J…

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  All Illusion Once on top then fall to ground Gather all around Enjoy sweetness of life Tomorrow Misfortune may bite   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Ordinary Beauty | Madagascar

  Photographer Jessica Hilltout is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Imperfections’ series.  To see Jessica’s body of work, click…

Land Art | Light & Sculpture

  Artist Barry Underwood is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘Scenes’ series.  To see Barry’s body of work, click on…

Mysterious Memories

  Photographer Stefania Orfanidou is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Jaguar Sun’.  To see Stefania’s body of work,…

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Throw your phone away Hop aboard sail with me Forget technology No slaves to gadgets at sea Wandering luddites FREE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Appearances

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Searching through a slew of quotations about appearances and a person’s true nature,…

Crucial Moments

  Artist and Photographer Stuart Spence is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these photographs.  From the ‘What Gives ’ series.  To see Stuart ’s…

A Story Of Grief

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   ကဆုန်   February – I hear you Coming up the…

Daily Lies

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Truth is crucial for our lives to remain real.  It is the solid…

Hold & Hear Their Murmur

  Documentary Photographer Jean-Marc Caimi  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the book/series ‘Daily Bread’.  To see Jean-Marc’s body of work,…

Fatherhood

  Photographer Troy Colby is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the on-going series ‘THE FRAGILITY OF FATHERHOOD’.  To see Troy’s…