An introduction to my use of the word transcendence to encapsulate a path forwards for us, a higher consciousness chained to an evolutionary being.
Thoughts on truth and being
A large part of our world is created by our collective meaning. Meaning therefore is a discussion that, while difficult, is too important to ignore. While this may not be as coherent as I would like, if one line resonates with somebody, then that probably justifies the effort in writing it.
As one of the most influential books in our culture, and as part of my general interest in religion, I read the New Testament. Here are my thoughts.
Words sometimes contain worlds. Compassion is such a word, and it is one of great necessity and consequence to our species. This is a discussion of my journey with the word, and the complexities of realising it in life.
My thoughts on the concept of god
I wrote some musings about this force which is so deeply consequential in our society, and against my better judgement put it up here
Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone
— Baha’u’llah
A History of the Ottoman Empire
Jason Goodwin
For hundreds of years the vast Ottoman Empire, spanning countries and cultures, was a multicultural and progressive force compared to other regions of its day. At a time of religious conflict and persecution in Europe, other religions could practise their faiths so long as they paid respect and the appropriate taxes to the Sultan. Great libraries, including the texts of the Ancient Greeks, were set up attracting scholars from all parts of the empire. The Janissaries, made up of troops from all parts of the Empire, was the most feared fighting force of its day. This book is a wonderful...