philosophic inquiry into life and meaning

...if truth were not for man the desire for truth would not be as a burning unrest in his heart...

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"You are never that which is observed." -Richard Rose




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7/30/2012: Added article: A Seeker Notes, Advice about being Spiritual.

4/28/2012: Added link to Poetry in Motion Films.

12/29/2011: Site maintenance and updates

10/18/2011: Blog posts and site maintenance

8/29/2010: Book Excerpt: The One Straw Revolution

8/26/2010: Comic: Flies in the Ointment by Luke Surl

8/22/2010: Article: Why Suffering?

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This site is a collection of various items related to philosophic inquiry and the spiritual path. The aim is to share my search with you with links to teachers, books, or things to do that may help you on the path towards find out exactly what this life is all about. You are also invited to share your experiences or recommendations (Login then New Submission will appear at the top. If you haven't registered yet do so here.).

What is this life? Who is living (dying?) Where did I come from? Where will I go? Who am I? Why is life like this? There are many questions. Everyone has some variation on the Ultimate Question and even one's questions may change. We want to know with certainty. There are obstacles and helpers on the path and we may go alone or with friends. There are teachers available who have found an answer, as well as books and movies which can open your mind and experiments to try.

What are your beliefs? Is believing the same as Knowing (a.k.a. with a capital K) for sure? If you are left without your story, what remains?

And then there is the possibility of injury, death, or suffering in it's various forms -- the trials of life. This possibility (fear) is what drives many people to look for an answer themselves and it is also what drives people away from looking at what it all might mean. The search has been called the Great Work as well as completely ordinary and effortless. There are paradoxes within paradoxes and we need to simultaneously 'look within' for answers as well as 'look without' for inspiration to continue. Why? Because the Truth isn't bliss. Bliss is an opposite of pain and both are relative. The Absolute contains the relative but is Itself Absolute.

The logo is an Egyptian Ankh with a question mark on top. The Ankh symbol represents 'eternal life' and is also the same word for 'mirror' in Egyptian hieroglyphics. It can be summed up as 'What is this Life?' as well as in the imperative to 'Question Life.'

Some things to do here: Find Inspiration, Check out fellow Seekers and Teachers and what practices to try or things to do they suggest, See Links and Other Resources, Submit your own reviews or experiences, opinions or suggestions.

Quote at top "...if truth were not for man the desire for truth would not be as a burning unrest in his heart..." from the book Conquest of Illusion by J. J. van der Leeuw.