A necessary silence

Since there have been no new meditations on this website since April, one might think that the ontoscopy project is bleeding to death. On the contrary, there is new stuff in the pipeline. I have not written anything substantial for a number of reasons, which i shall now point out. Continue reading

The mystery of insight

There are still a lot of common concepts that science cannot properly explain up to this day. “Time” and “consciousness” are perhaps the most intriguing, and i doubt if we’ll ever get to fully explain them. At the same time i also feel that it does not matter that much, because i don’t think an explanation would radically affect our way of living and thinking. The same can be said about the concept of “insight”, something we all have experienced but which is rarely explicitly addressed. Continue reading

You are your thoughts!

Here are some comments on a couple of popular slogans within contemporary spiritual circles, namely the ideas that “you are not your thoughts”, that “identification with form is wrong”, and that “all thinking is evil”. There might be differences in interpreting these words, but something is implicitly missing or not quite right with these statements.
In contrast to many others, i refuse to speak about life in absolute terms because we are all living in the relative world, and because i do not believe that any human being is able to reach or embody or represent the absolute within space and time. Continue reading

The neglected case of David Bohm

During the past century, a relatively small number of highly insightful books have been published among the gigantic piles of senseless information and other bullshit. One of the most comprehensive texts is without a doubt “Thought as a System”, by David Bohm,  which brings together his theories of wholeness & implicate order and the essence of his dialogues with J. Krishnamurti. Since i somehow overlooked the importance of this highly underrated quantum physicist slash critical thinker in my last post, this is a little tribute. Continue reading