Tuesday, August 21, 2018

New Direction

In this blog, I am going to try to explain Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Gnosticism in a very detailed way, so it is like a companion site to AlanLabel.com. I hope dear readers enjoy this.

Introduction to Buddhism

Buddhism lays down the foundation for how you act, you think, and what you do. If you're like me, you lead or led a crazy life and you want some sort of fix for this.

Well, I have say that turning to Buddhism is the key.

Buddhist get rid of all the wrong ideas about how to life your life, and some focus on getting rid of their suffering.

In general, we all suffer from some things, which could include depression, poverty, lack of social experience, loneliness, lack of patience, obsessive-compulsive, etc.

Sometimes, this problems are so overwhelming that we don't know what to do when these problems occur!

The answer is Buddhist simple: Practice mindfulness and patience. Learning to teach your mind ingenuity also helps with some things, which is more a Gnostic belief.

So, what is mindfulness, and what is patience you may ask?

Well mindfulness is defined by Merriam Webster as the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis; also such a state of awareness.

Alas, patience is defined as the quality of bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
  1. patient of one interpretation

manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain

not hasty or impetuous

steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity

a able or willing to bear —used with of

Those are the two biggest concepts in Buddhism to grab, and with those concepts in mind, you can move on to the 8 Noble Truths, etc.

Buddhism, rather than other religions, is only a way of living. 

Maintaining a minimalistic lifestyle is also very Buddhist.

I will end this post with some Buddhist quotes:

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” 

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” 

"God is the finger pointing at the Moon"
Alan Watts

“1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
11. In all things have no preferences.
12. Be indifferent to where you live.
13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.
14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
15. Do not act following customary beliefs.
16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
17. Do not fear death.
18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
21. Never stray from the Way.” 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The End of BookStores


Indeed. Borders Books was crushed financially and when out of business. I think it's only a matter of time before people are just living out their lives in their homes, ordering things on the internet and never leaving their abode.

They'll do push ups in the living room to stay in shape, work from home, and do everything at home. I think computers are going to be better and faster in the future, despite the few hiccups from Apple's side. I wonder if Grocery stores will close down in the future?

Let's hope not.

The big deal is I think industry isn't going to do to well in the future if the technology revolution keeps up.

Jesus hates the Devil

It was really funny/fun for me to read the Bible for the first time when I read the Jesus chapters.

He really hated the "Devil" and hated him for many years. He thought the whole world was ruled by him , and there's a famous story of Jesus being displayed holograms of him ruling the world if he turned away from God.

- "The Devil is liar and a murderer"
- "The Devil is the Antichrist, the Man of Sin"
- "The One Who does what is sinful is of the Devil, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the son of man appeared is to destroy the Devil's work."

What the hell is it with Trolls?

Trolls are ruining our lives.

People these days think its totally OK to just go on about lying.

I had an ex-girlfriend where all she did was lie all the time, and she lied about our romance a lot. But she was really good at it so it took some time to figure it out.

I got rid of my headaches by not lying so much in my head. It worked wonders.

For instance, I would say "Well I'm not going to call my friend because he or she isn't that cool to me right now."

Instead, these days I try to be an honest friend. Do unto others. An important lesson.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Thought Jesus, Muhummad, and Moses were the most pious religious people around? Check out the Gnostic Bible for more religious figures. Those writings are incredible, from any perspective.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Post About Donations

I spent some time thinking about whether or not to put a donations link on the site. After doing more thinking, I came to the conclusion that people might like to donate to the site when its more popular, and I wanted to make it easy for people not to have to e-mail me about it.

I do need money to survive in California, and I want to have a decent standard of living. If you can donate as a payment for free access to 7 years of work, I'd appreciate it quite earnestly.


New Direction

In this blog, I am going to try to explain Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Gnosticism in a very detailed way, so it is like a companion s...