Tuesday, April 29, 2008

If I don’t live for ever, if I don’t go to heaven when I die or wake up on the judgment day or if I don’t, at least, reincarnate, then life must be completely meaningless, materialistic and nonspiritual.

Life is short. I will never see something like this again. Death is not a mystery, life is. It is amazing! All the colors, all the birds, the wind and the sun and the moon, everything. I cant believe my eyes. I can’t believe that I am here. But I know very well that I will disappear in a few years and I will not come back and I will not go anywhere else. I will go to where I came from, nonexistence.

Monday, April 28, 2008

You are not the person you think you are, you are someone else. Isn’t that a strange thought? The world is not what you think it is. Things are not what they seem to be. We will never know how things really are. The things we know about are only a tiny little fraction of what there is to know. Our brains are to small. We are so small and the universe is so big. And maybe there are many more universes out there. We will never know. Some people think they know, but they don’t. They have fooled themselves. We are good at fooling ourselves.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

What is the true nature of human beings? Are we good or bad? Are we egoistic or altruistic? Maybe we don’t have a true nature. We can be good or bad or both, sometimes good, sometimes bad, depending on the circumstances. Maybe we don’t have a true self, a core, an essence.

There is the thinking mind and a background awareness that “hear” the thinking chatter, the inner voice. The right brain half is listening to the left half. I believe that when I die both the inner voice and the awareness of it will come to an end. Both the left and the right brain half dies. That is nirvana, a flame that goes out.

The brain is, among other things, an instrument that detects electromagnetic waves (light), sounds, smells. It detects emotional vibrations and vibrations from dreams, synchronicities, anticipations and hunches. Eckhart seems to believe that awareness is not generated in the brain, that it is some kind of cosmic background radiation that the brain detects. The brain is pretty amazing, yes, but when I die, I believe, all brain activity comes to an end. "My" awareness will live on in other human beings but not by itself, without human brain matter. And there is no “me” in there that will go anywhere or live on somewhere else. This is of course a belief. To believe that the ego will reincarnate or goes to heaven is also beliefs. There are so many different beliefs. Some beliefs are true beliefs, that are beliefs a person truly believe. Other beliefs are just talk. For example, many people pretend that they are Christians. They think it looks good to be a Christian. Also hard core scientists hold a lot of beliefs. A scientist can deny para-psychological explanations just because he doesn’t like para-psychological ideas. He doesn’t have any proof but he believes that the para psychological dimension doesn’t exist. We live in a dream word. We live in an world of beliefs.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Men who have spent many years in prison will often get very confused and unhappy when they eventually are released. They don’t know what to do. They don’t have any friends out there. Often they commit a crime again just to be put back I jail again. There they feel at home.

To wake up, to be released from mind prisons, is not necessarily like a walk in the park.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Appearances are deceptive. Some people pretend that they are happy, friendly and straightforward, but in reality they have a secret dark agenda. They love their big smiles but are completely unaware of their negative and egoistic plotting. They have a perfect cover. So, stay away from very positive, loving and friendly people. You will never know what they are after. It is so much easier to deal with assholes, because then you know for sure that what you see is what you get.


The desire for food is inborn. We want something to eat if we are hungry. But eating can turn into a disease. Some people just can’t stop eating. They eat and eat till they end up in hospital.
Egoism is also inborn, I believe, and egoism can also turn into a disease. Some people just want more and more, but they don’t end up in hospitals or addiction clinics.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

It is hard for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God, but it is not impossible, absolutely not. It is said in the Bible that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, but one has to remember that the eye of a needle here is referring to one of the gates to Jerusalem called the Needles Eye. This entry point was so low that camels had problems passing through it.

Well,there are literal and metaphorical interpretations of the Bible. Rich people will find their interpretations and poor people will find theirs. Isn’t it clear now that anyone is free to interpret the Bible or any scripture completely the way he or she feels like? No one is right and no one is wrong. George Bush make his interpretations and Eckhart make his. I have mine and you have yours. We are free now. And we are free to not read the Bible at all if we don’t feel like it. We are free to say no to all religions and ideologies. We are free now after thousands of years in religious and ideological dungeons.


A professor in History with right wing views will find a different story and a different truth compared to a left wing professor. Their ideological glasses will distort their research. A professor in biology with a right wing conditioning will in the same way look at life through right wing glasses.

Someone with right wing views will read the Bible or any spiritual literature with right wing glasses. Someone with left wing views will see something completely different.

So how do one free oneself from ideological and religious conditioning? Is it possible? Is it like taking off a pair of colored sun glasses? Is it painful? Does it take a lot of effort?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

So, you can look at the world through American middle class glasses or English working class glasses or French hippie glasses, or ultra right wing glasses or left wing glasses. You can look at the world through Muslim fundamentalist glasses or scientific atheist glasses or…

you can look at the world through pessimistic glasses or optimistic glasses or crazy glasses.

But, is it possible to see the world as it really is, without any ideological or religious glasses? I don't think so.

We are not religious, not atheists, not agnostics. We are not Catholics, not Protestants not Greek Orthodox. We are not Hindus, not Muslims not Buddhists. We are not left nor right-wing orientated, not anarchists, not humanists, not feminists. We are not mainstream, not avant-garde, not out there.

We are not nihilists, not relativists, not post modernists. We are not biologists, not logical empirics, not rationalists, not pragmatics.

We are not indifferent, not disillusioned, not resigned.

It is not necessary to define oneself or to profess oneself an adherent of any particular belief system. You don't need to be a Marxist to make a cup of coffee, or cleaning the toilet or actually doing anything. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to take a swim. You don’t have to be a Protestant to go in to town. The belief systems are simply superfluous. We have now reached a point in the evolution when we can discard our mental luggage. We don’t have use for it anymore.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The law of the jungle still applies. Everybody knows that. But it is not a matter of eating or being eaten. That is a misconception. Everybody will be eaten, rich and poor, good and bad, everybody will end up as food for someone else; worms, insects and microbes. Life is completely just.

All life here on this planet stems from one single cell that was formed almost four billion years ago. This cell divided itself into two cells that divided themselves into four cells and so on. All life here on this planet is really one organism.
Yes, you can serve two masters. You don’t have to be devoted to one and despise the other. You can serve both God and money. Isn’t that perfectly clear by now?

Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are jealous and petty minded failures.

It doesn’t really matter if you enter through the narrow gate or the wide and easy one. All ways lead to the same goal: death.

Practice your piety before men in order to be seen by them, for then you will be rewarded. Thus, when you give alms, sound trumpets before you. Be proud of yourself. Believe in yourself. Kick ass!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thoughts are not just thoughts. Thoughts are magic spells that can make you deeply religious or deeply non religious. Thoughts can turn you into a right winger or into a left winger. Thoughts can turn you into a neo Nazi. Thoughts can drive you crazy.
Thoughts can make you miserable and depressed and they can make you laugh. But what are thoughts, really? What do they consist of? What would we be without them? Is the thinker also a thought?

Be kind to your mind. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your ego. Be kind to others. We are all in the same boat. Our planet is like a leaking ocean liner with a fire in the cargo hold.

Sometimes the ego is not like a nagging mother or a disturbing wino; sometimes it is more like a fascist schoolteacher or even like a merciless dictator in some banana republic. Then you’re in hot water. Such guys don’t want to hear that they are nothing but thoughts, that they are nothing but fantasies. They are like real. You have spread yourself thin to please them.

Some people believe that life is a competition, that life is about to win or loose. Some believe that life is a waiting room. They are waiting and waiting to get in to the doctor. In the mean time they are reading magazines.
Some people are not even aware of that they are very unhappy. They believe that they are filled with enthusiasm.

Everyone is telling everyone else how to think and what to believe and how to look at things. We are all like religious founders.

Some people are rich but inwardly dull and empty, sometimes also evil. They have nothing but money. To hide their inner emptiness and evil they spend money on charity. They can also go to church on Sundays and put on warm smiles, like politicians. In that way no one can complain about them.

“All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players…” What if the actors. one after another, suddenly got bored with the play and took of their costumes and left the theater.

What if you tried to get to know yourself better, and you discovered that you where an egoistic, false and oily idiot. What would you do?