I dig this:
Lama Surya Das: Who and What Is Buddha, Really?
“Nowness-awareness is the authentic, unfabricated Buddha,” said my late Dzogchen master Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche
And I love the way he ends the article:
Far better to be a Buddha than a mere Buddhist today.
And, from Buddha to Black Holes:
Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe?
Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe.
In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe—from the microscopic to the supermassive—may be doorways into alternate realities.
Every black hole has a white hole side….
There is a sentence in the April edition of Wallpaper Magazine, that really pisses me off:
…the mass rape of East Prussian women and girls by Soviet soldiers extracting revenge for the crimes committed by Germany in Russia.
Of course this was written by a man, and what a complete and utter moron he must be. There is no excuse for rape and to claim that it was revenge is such a stupid statement that it makes the blood boil.
Been working with an Arabic scale called Maqam Nakriz. The F is sharp and the B and E are flat: D, Eb, F#, G, A, Bb, C, D
Note the big three half-tone step between the Eb and the F#. Nice scale, very evocative. Here is the first music sketch using that scale, recorded at the dining table with my iPhone and the original Blue Mikey:
Leonardo da Vinci was born today, in 1452.
April 15, 1452: It’s the Renaissance, Man!
1452: Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest multitalented artists in our history, is born in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci. Painter, sculptor, anatomist, architect, engineer, geologist: The labels don’t even begin to describe him.