Philosophy vs Spirituality

After writing the previous blog post, I started thinking about philosophy and spirituality. I tried to figure out my slight aversion towards philosophy–while I enjoy pondering on philosophical questions, I realize that engaging a question through a philosophical lens is just not my thing. I wouldn’t call myself in an expert in the philosophical field, … More Philosophy vs Spirituality

The Quest for Truth

While I was browsing the bookstore with my good friend, an old Indian guy approached us and asked us if we knew about Taoism. He was very well-dressed, and it seemed like he was browsing the philosophy section, chanced upon two girls by the New Age section and decided to talk to us. I wasn’t … More The Quest for Truth

Inner Knowing vs Practical Doing [Part One]

It’s funny how I always find myself back at the beginning. I started my spiritual path as a Buddhist and Taoist, which gradually evolved into New Age Spirituality, and eventually Eclectic Paganism–but it always game back Buddha’s Middle Way. Well, actually, I wouldn’t say it’s a strictly  Buddhist thing–the essential philosophy of Middle Way is that of balance, or … More Inner Knowing vs Practical Doing [Part One]

The Question of “God”

There is a part of me that always erupts when I encounter religious discrimination. I have met two or three disrespectful and chauvinistic individuals throughout my life–and thank goodness our dealings with each other ended as soon as I expressed my disinterest regarding to becoming a convert of their religion. Imagine if you have to … More The Question of “God”

TV ruins lives, yup

Not only does it make us dumber, it also ruins our lives. (Like you haven’t heard of that one before!) The way television programs spoon-feed and baby your brain is possibly the straightest way to mental degradation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticizing anybody. I watch extensive television (mainly the Walking Dead, The Voice, … More TV ruins lives, yup