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CAN LOVE REVEAL ULTIMATE REALITY? Zoom. Sangha Live. 20.00-21.30. CET (19.00 – 20.30. UK time). Sunday 19 December 2021

We know the cost to the reality of life through deprivation of love. Human beings, other sentient creatures and all of life suffers through withdrawal of love, abuse and violence.

Science has eliminated love from its analysis of reality. Science perceives reality through the limited constructs of the mind. You will rarely find the word love in scientific textbooks. We cannot know ultimate reality though highlighting the mind and dismissing the heart or vice-versa.

The Buddha made frequent reference to metta with its three-fold meaning of love, kindness and friendship according to context. He made powerful statements on love – Metta is a Brahma Vihara (literally Abiding/Dwelling  with/in God).

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WHAT IS REAL? A Transcribed talk by Christopher. Totnes Meditation Group. 10 November 2021.

This is a 40-minute transcribed, edited and adapted talk given to the Totnes Meditation Group in the Natural Health Centre, Totnes, Devon, UK on Wednesday 10 November 2021. 3000 words. Continue reading 



Is the British Government dangerously out of touch with Reality? Here are Ten Policies and their Impact to Reflect On

The British Government has been in office since December 12, 2019 – about 18 months. Next general election is about three years away in May 2024.

Few Members of Parliament attend sessions due to social distancing  and use virtual participation. The Government frequently tell the media that Ministers are not available to give comment to concerns about government policies. House of Parliament seems lifeless along with a muted opposition. Continue reading 



This is ‘2021.’ Ah, 21 years since the start of the New Millennium. Are we coming of age?

In 1999, the two authors of Prayers for a Thousand Years invited me to contribute a piece to their book. It is now 2021.  Plenty of countries say their young people come of age at 21.

Writers worldwide wrote prayers, gave blessings, comments, wrote stories and gave poetic utterances. Continue reading 



How Much Does Neuroscience Rely Upon Inference? First of Two Essays on Neuroscience

5000 words

(Essay 2. From Neuroscience to Neuro-Consciousness. See next blog)

Headings for Essay 1.

  • Movements in the Brain
  • A Clean Start to Life?
  • Are We Like a Computer?
  • The God Gene
  • The Brain and Love
  • Tracing Neural Activity
  • The Offshoots of Neuroscience
  • Determinism or Freewill
  • Consequences of Flaws in Science

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