The Something Monologues

TSM135 : What is the Self ? The 5 Aggregates and Process Fields

In today's walk and talk I explore the self through the Buddhist concept of the 5 Aggregates and Process Fields (my own idea, which is simlar to Alfred White Northhead's Process Philosophy) and ask how we are to live when we can embrace a wider concept of self.

During the early part of this walk, I examine two dead sheep - who provide a real life example of the nature of the self. Don't look if images of death frighten you. These things are a part of my day to day reality and reguarly remind me of the nature of the self.

More on the 5 Aggregates here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandha and Process Philosophy here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_philosophy / https://archive.org/details/AlfredNorthWhiteheadProcessAndReality.

 

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TSM134 : Deepening the Well of Experience

In previous monologues I've suggested that real spiritual development has nothing to do developing super powers or transcending the body and everything to do cultivating awareness of mind and body and living fully within the body. In today's walk and talk, I explore some of the same ground I explored in TSM 108 - suggesting how we might move through our senses deep into the body and integrate all that arises into our awareness and in so doing, deepen the well of experience.

For those who are interested in learning ET contact, might I suggest you begin by learning how to deepen the well of experience. Begin with the body and the body will grow !  

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TSM133 : The Body of Our Life’s Work and The Bodies of Work Within Our Life

What is life ? 

In today's monologue I explore the idea of the body of our life's work and the bodies of work within our life. I explore how our life is the sum of all our life's work and is reflected in the final moments of who we are in our life (or at any moment) and how at any moment we are working on a body of work, whether we are conscious of it or not. I speculate that we can consciously choose the bodies of work that fill our life - whether they are visible or invisible and suggest that a life well lived, is one in which we come to understand and develop some awareness of the nature of the bodies of work that we allow to fill our life.

My iPod gave a lot of trouble during this recording and I had to stitch together separate segments after it unexpectedly shut down. Forgive any repetititon !

Enjoy ! 

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