This question is very difficult to answer because we have been conditioned to answer it in a superficial manner. It is very tempting to believe that I am my identity.1 If you believe in your identity as “the answer” to the question (Who am I?) without regarding the depth of “the question” (Who am I?), then we entrap the concept of ourselves. Thus,...Read More
How does perspective relate to truth?
There are two ways to approach perspective: From the concrete and the abstract. 01The abstract can be defined as a kind of thought experiment that cannot be grasped with our direct senses (to touch, listen, smell, see and taste). One could imagine the experience as if it were felt with our senses, but there is a space between the thought and the physical...Read More
Why do power structures create fear?
The reason structures of power create fear is to control. The more pressure they maintain on creating fear maintains the rightness of their wrongness. For example, corporate copyright holders have created a mindset that says: “To share a file is to steal.” Does this statement sound morally appropriate for you? Why? Is it because you have reasoned beyond...Read More
How can I know if I have been brainwashed?
Have you ever wondered if what you think is really original or merely a copy of your culture’s opinions without any variation? To what extent can you consider yourself an individual with own knowledge of his/her interiority? Many of us are asleep, consumed by the propaganda machine that has instantiated our identity. For example, you may believe that you...Read More
How to be compassionate?
There are two types of compassion: pity-compassion and love-compassion. What is the main difference from these two types of compassion? Could there be more types? What is Pity-Compassion? You actually are gaining something from your “good actions”. Your state of mind is not of pure attention toward the other and yourself. For example instead of...Read More
How to convince others?
Do not convince. Challenge! Only radical thought has actually created change because they have challenged traditional structures of thought, and have made people THINK BY THEMSELVES! So point a path… Lead the way in your own unique forms: Artistically, Scientifically, Philosophically, etc. Our tradition urges us to convince, but to convince means to...Read More