Posts from the ‘Philosophical Ramblings’ category

Who Is In Your Orbit?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Ideals Of The Samurai Writings Of Japanese Warriors Translated and Introduction By William Scott Wilson  …

The Burden Of Western Society

  Photographer Benita Suchodrev is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the book ‘ Of Lions and Lambs’.  To see Benita’s body…

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  riverbank my special place sit watch troubles float away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

Flowers & Weeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Way Of Zen By Alan Watts   “The flowers depart when we hate to lose…

Taste The Fruit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: KODO Ancient Ways Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/ Martial Artist By Kensho Furuya…

Home Sweet Home

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

Flickering

  Wedding Photographer Tachpasit Kunaporn is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Neon Diary’ series.  To see Tachpasit’s body of…

Rituals | Man & Land | Iceland

  Photographer Agnieszka Sosnowska is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘In My Backyard’.  To see Agnieszka’s body of…

Evolving Stories

  Photographer Antonis Giakoumakis is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘Redefined’.  To see Antonis’ body of work, click on…

Who Is The Boss?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan By Shakta Kaur Khalsa   “The yogi developed their…

The Hourglass

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series Source Zen In The Martial Arts By Joe Hyams   “Life unfolds on a great sheet called Time,…

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  unconcerned with yesterdays or tomorrows Birds eat drink fly sleep procreate survive       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

Sense Of Place

  Artist Jane Szabo is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘SOMEWHERE ELSE’ series. To see Jane’s body of work,…

Catch A Falling Star

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Buddhism A History Japan By: Heinrich Dumoulin   ” For many years I dug the…

Unwinding the Yarn

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Essential Tao An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism through the Authentic Tao Te Ching…

Life’s Moments

  Documentary Photographer Caroline de Bertodano is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘The Sonder Project‘. To see Caroline’s body…

New Start

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Budo Secrets Teachings of Martial Arts Masters John Stevens   River “This world’s dust and dirt…

The Jungle

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: KI In Daily Life By: Koichi Tohei   “Do not give in to your surroundings. The…

Refresh

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao  The Watercourse Way By: Alan Watts With the collaboration of Al Chung- Liang Huang  …

Sowing Seeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Mystics and Zen Masters By: Thomas Merton    Excerpt “Whatever is cultivated rightly, will surely grow.…

Polishing the Stone

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Mind Power Secret Strategies for the Martial Arts Achieving power by Understanding the Inner Workings of…

Mettle

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Samurai Wisdom Lessons From Japan’s Warrior Culture Five Classic Texts On Bushido Translated By: Thomas Cleary…

The River & I – In The Rainforest

  Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer Raphael Alves is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Riversick’.  To see Raphael ’s…

Absorbed In Dark Spaces

  Photographer Jose de Lago @ ottobluesocks is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Umbral’ series.  To see Jose’s body…

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…

Family | The Good & The Bad

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The Family We Are Born Into Family can be beneficial or disastrous for one’s well being. Without…

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…