Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Riding the Design

There is order in seeming disorder; and purpose in life's fluctuations: everything flows.

Whether we look at the stars and planets in their courses or examine the miraculous processes of life, we see abundant evidence of faultless organization. Only human affairs seem to be an exception to the general rule - Edward Russell in Design for Destiny

And somewhere in this design, in the technologies that drive forces forward, there is room for human love:

Someday after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The human is enmeshed within the cosmos; within infinite energies. All technologies are information; all information are energies. Likewise, all thoughts, materialities, and actions are nothing but energies. Energy is that which is the field of existence: we can influence its fluctuations, yet never escape its consequences. Like a ripple in an almighty ocean, we ride the tides caused by the actions around us. We can sooth those tides too...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

If you...

If you are uninterested in what I say, there's an end to it.

If you like what I say, please try to understand which previous influences have made you like it.

If you like some of the things I say, and dislike others, you could try to understand why.

If you dislike all I say, why not try to find out what formed your attitude?

~ Idries Shah ~

Dervish Francis

I am currently reading an inspiring biography of St. Francis of Assisi by James Cowan called Francis: A Saint's Way : Cowan is sensitive enough to recognise and cite the comparison between St. Francis and Sufi thought. In fact Francis has strong connections with the Troubadour tradition, itself a specific projection of Sufi material.

Then today I came across the latest post from a website I pop into - making the very same connections: The Sufis and Saint Francis of Assisi

Monday, May 22, 2006

Seeker After Truth

I know many people are seekers in their own right... in multiple ways: as Rumi says, 'There are as many paths as there are men's hearts'

Yet here I wanted to point towards a website called Seeker After Truth that in fact is not too bad.... a variety of articles from contemporary people; interviews; and reviews - enough good stuff for a little lightish reading each day...

Sufi thought explained through computer software

Just thought I had to make mention of this. Turkish 'Sufic teacher' Ahmed Hulusi has recently published an article called 'Master Spirit of the Age' that tries to give an analogy between spiritual disciplines and the competing software of Windows and Linux...

so it just needed to be mentioned here... and if interested, you can read most of Hulusi's writings for free on his site.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Riding the night skies

Well - there are many things to download these days...not just games or Google Earth!

I've just downloaded the latest version of the Stellarium:

'Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.'

If you want to educate yourself about the night sky...just ride into your own planetarium at your own leisure - recommended...