“The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer. That is a supra-personal life task, which I accomplish only by effort and … Continue reading Life & Death series, post 1: Life
Myths & Legends of India When Death Speaks – pp. 111 Yama ~*~ A melancholy rishi called Aruni had a burning longing for spiritual wisdom and the certainty of heaven and had given away all his possessions in sacrificial offerings to the gods. But when he wanted to give away his cows too, he realized gloomily that they … Continue reading Myths & Legends of India: When Death Speaks
Happy new year everyone. For my end of the year blog post, I would like you to reflect on modern medicine and palliative care. Death and dying is a sore subject, and in the western world it seems, so many focus on a cure. When it comes to terminal illness, a cure can not be … Continue reading New Yorker Article, Letting Go: What should medicine do when it cant save your life?
There once lived a man by the name of Zoriah who lived the life of luxury in the city of Bethlehem. He was a religious man, who followed God’s plan, but he had his doubts that grew until he was well into middle age. He began to doubt God and the way He ran things, … Continue reading A Tale of the Sufferer
Suzanna peers before her at the unlit street light and wonders, contemplates it, why is it here? Suzanna shifts her gaze to the left and watches the man with a cigar, the one sitting beside her on this park bench in Phoenix, Arizona. She wonders, contemplates the man, why is he here? Suzanna closes the … Continue reading Tales and Insights: Why Are We Here?