Beyond Ownership: notes on “Commonism”

True wealth is an expression of what “we do together” rather than what “I have myself.” For what “I have myself”, or what one has in possession, are inert things separated from the flow of life, susceptible to destruction by time or contingency, which is why this expression of wealth tends to be “stored” or [...]

Similarity, or Beyond Identity and Difference

This essay was written with the intention of exercising the application of the kind of logical reasoning Nāgārjuna, the Buddhist philosopher and practitioner who formalized Mādhyamaka or Middle-Way thought, employs in his "Mūlamadhyamakakārikā", or "Fundamental Verses of the Middle Way". Greatly motivated by the Prajñāpāramitā (Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom) Sutras, Nāgārjuna employs a sophisticated procedural deconstruction of all forms of [...]

Two Truths (This and Ours)

The first part of this post is my poem, Two Truths (This and Ours), and the latter part is a brief explanation of my intents. ________________________________________________________ This Truth: Not not-one. Our Truth: The ancestrality of you and I,  is a revelation of the eternity that is our living together. Forever dancing as we go, there's [...]

Instantaneity: Moving Together

Everything moves together instantaneously. Nothing rests in passivity, only to become active upon the arrival of a necessary and sufficient external agency. To think that real activity is the expression of reactivity, which operates under a duality of cause and effect, is to privilege the way that visual perception breaks up the world into sequences [...]

Divine Persistence: Notes for a Post-Atheistic Conception of God

God does not exist. Nor has God ever existed, and nor will God ever fully come into existence. God is neither the efficient nor the final cause independent of the actual world. God can never be found and never will be found. God does not exist, but it can be said that God persists in action to [...]

Unity-In-Difference

There is no essential difference between Ultimate Reality and Conventional Existence; between Noumenal Emptiness and Phenomenal Appearance; between Being and Becoming; between Universal and Particular; between Feminine and Masculine.   While they can be logically independent, in actuality they are interdependent, with their cooperative interplay creating this fantastical flux that we call life.   It [...]

Power, Game, Love and Life

“If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution” —Emma Goldman       Power is always a relationship, and it is a force of change—the capacity to actualize potential. A relationship implies a difference, and this difference implies at minimum two parties with different set of elements.       There is the One and [...]