Alex Raichev

Reggie Watts speaks

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Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-04-21
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Course to the Pond

As if the sun was withdrawing
In the last book of an evening
With a few feet distant
As if laboring
With some remote horizon

I heard a prudent man found himself
Planning and contriving
Against his will
All dark-colored
And saturated with dew

I saw the axe out again
I heard him express wonder
His gnarled rind serving
The god of loons

Snapping the air
Pressed by a spring fire
Burst from the point of a belt
Another year's life
Gone and come with a smile

And the course to the pond
We should be so idle
To try all that we are
At length
At any rate

To cut off the top
Of the thick woods south
To fain turn over
Unobscured by weeds

To know the hall
Know them breaking ground
Village and trowel
Fishes and judges
Judges and jays
Wind away
Wind away

Credits

  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • Markov poems
Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-04-12
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Every heaven is hung by clouds or sown with stars

Give us time to reflect
What is life
What is the content of our friend or wife
Frightened of something
We become what we utter
Vehicular and transitive

All symbols are fluxional
The mind will find a rational explanation
And plunge itself into every partridge, fox, squirrel, and mole
And in the woods and waters roll

But what is holistic?
What is the soul?
What arises from night?
What is history but an optical illusion
About every person we meet

See
The foaming brook
Without compunction
Our problem in the whole movement of thought
Must inevitably fall in its right place

Wherever are forms with transparent boundaries
Wherever are forms with transparent boundaries
Wherever are outlets into celestial space
Wherever is stillness and awe

The Caliph Ali is seeking after thee
Therefore be at rest from seeking after thee
Therefore be at rest from seeking after it

Credits

  • Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Talks by Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Markov poems
Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-04-12
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Free of Debts

This is the way you become free of debts
You will be found in the connexion p implies p
And has no more than three

Suggest to your mind some such possibility as this
That every proposition alters something in common
Between a fact
And an Infinite Space

When you rise above your personality,
A Being above your personality,
A Being which is of great importance
The use of the Universal Mind
Is the explanation of the object itself

The Universal Mind is the totality of propositions
And is based upon the Elements

Given the composition of facts
To which objects are colourless
Two objects of the objects
Roughly speaking
The groups of truth-conditions
Are equal numbers of white and black

But to them that they are identical is nonsense
And to all the general form is the sign

Essential are those which alone and independently have a threefold manifestation
Three functions attributes or characteristics
This and that and one
Essential and subtle
Law and Love

If you want to visit the Atomic Plane
Esoteric meaning is always more or less vague
So every proposition is the same

But the possibility of every truth-operation on the mind and the proof
Must show that there are places for arguments
Of the probability Trs to Tr

So the measure of the human organism is your Being
That is all

But you may perceive some activity in the innermost depths
Ghosts of earthbound spirits
No proposition can contradict it

Identity in the world is also given
This last is a Path that attempts to rediscover
The symbol for the other

Do not be disturbed by apparent irregularities
Do not be disturbed by the marks of triangles and hexagons together
A particle cannot at its root mean the same as (∃x).fx
The determination is a sign

Essential are those who find true peace
And quiet and strength
And renewal within the Causal Worlds

And whether found ascending in the East
Or descending in the West
The plane is without stress

Credits

  • Heavens and Hells of the Mind by Imre Vallyon
  • Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Markov poems
Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-04-12
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Reminiscences

$13.34 earned by day labor
$36.78 in all
Which subtracted from the same feeling that I can stand aloof from betimes their winter quarters who have lost their vitality,
And so frequently the most money demanded are never the worst vice betrayed
Improvidence

I sometimes dream of mine to ornament a line
I cannot exaggerate enough even to lay the foundation,
Of a march of crusaders in the shallower parts,
Floating up to feed, where else would they be?
Some absolute goodness somewhere?

With such reminiscences I repeopled the woods
And still from time to time
Here are such that you have done great deeds and sung divine songs,
Which shall still consist of only one or two of my pleasing works
I took up my clothes, and along and out of the water,
Full of glee and youth, as most suppose,
Drained,
Would not stand much about gracefulness,
And never mean to countenance an effort,
And never hesitated at a certain set of rules,
Called etiquette and politeness,
I made it worth the while

That economy of living is diminished in proportion to what we pay,
Though there are any such, as has been gradually converted into the Middlesex hive,
And that sometimes it was that man could not get on in the year take place only in youth,
With round greasy face and paws,
Wearing a thick new garment to take charge of a dollar,
And having put on mourning in midsummer,

When I am convinced that I discovered
That it should as surely as so many violent blows without being domesticated,
Come floating up to feed,
And the fact that the remedy is worse than the cure,
The blue angels in it,
As the railroad, six feet square by seven deep,
Black melancholy in thought and in November,
Usually in a grass hut,
Listening to the last wrinkle which study had made,
And growing five or six feet beneath the rattling teams and chaises
And tinkling sleighs that travel the ice, seen near at home,
I was plowing
They warned me twice

Once while I just let time wear on leaning against a low-land degeneracy,
Thinking how little this village does for its own conditions,
Changes, perhaps, from half an hour under a rotten stump,
My hoe played the Ranz des Vaches ,
A rich and various crop unreaped by man

Mine was as it is
Worse to have invented and established worship,
Then to let them see they slew or captured any monster,
Or finished any labor
They have only one fact,
Or the three I have for farm produce
Sold at $23.44

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Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-04-12
Tags: poem, Markov
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Yes Sir!

We are in the beginning of a lull
And I have had an emotional experience

Very calmly and very quietly I say
All right
Look at Gunsmoke
Look at the proletariat
The anarchy in production
The crying inequalities in the modes of producing and appropriating products,
That is bound to have an answer
Get a Bible
Get others
Get the money

That is the bourgeoisie
Use their life
Take their time and labor
They smash to pieces machinery
They set factories ablaze
They seek to alter the character of production

Therefore as the people who profess one thing
One social thing
We go
Because we take the name of God at the foot of the old property relations
Not justified by faith
But cooking with gas now

I say that's great
I say that's great
I say, Lady, if it's carried out in your place

Dissolution going on before our television sets
Spending our time filling the night before
I saw an inscription coming up this mountain
To the unknown God
Do You believe in Christ?
Have you really given yourself to Christ?
Do You believe in Him?
I can do!
See Romans 6:20-23

We take His name
We write it down
The Manifesto has become fully developed
A new life of the state of society
Minus its revolutionary and disintegrating elements

And the heroes of modern American life?
Learn more by watching than by reading
Why do you know what living was?
I follow God and that place where the workers begin to form combinations
Trades' Unions
Against the bourgeoisie whenever it acts in a nuclear war

That could be a revolution
On the floor of the Law
Administrative reforms based on class antagonisms be damned!
No flesh be justified!

Credits

  • Sermons of Billy Graham
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Mark and Frederick Engels
  • Markov poems
Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-04-12
Tags: poem, Markov
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Kotche

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Ramayana Monkey Chant.

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Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-02-24
Tags: Bali, video, music, monkey chant, drums
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Kechak

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Ramayana Monkey Chant.

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Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-02-23
Tags: Bali, video, music, monkey chant
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The Neuroscience of Suffering and Its End

Nice article on Gary Weber's loss of I-my thoughts here.

Do not pursue the past. Do not usher in the future. Rest evenly with present awareness.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-01-05
Tags: neuroscience, nonduality
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VegeHead

I'm compiling an open-source vegetarian cookbook: source / HTML. Enjoy and share! Comments and contributions welcome.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-01-05
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