I have a bad feeling about the Wagner Group. I think Maxim Borodin's death seems a little suspicious. Have you ever read The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus?
I didn't get many rituals from the fiction that I felt represented anything useful, so not really. I'm not sold on open air cremation for example, unless there is some reason to try and destroy the main source of DNA. But your reference to the lightsaber is probably most relevant, it's like the...
Conflict: To know when to fight.
A Jedi knows the conflicting nature of the Force but they also know its peace and serenity. A Jedi never blindly enters conflict and always does so for the greater good.
A GUIDELINE FOR BEGINNERS
Purposes in Zazen:
In his “Zen Fables for Today”, Richards McLean retells the following story:
“Why must I meditate in order to achieve enlightenment?” demanded the
prince of the teacher. “I can study, I can pray. I can think on issues clearly....
Becoming An Expert On What Matters
"Believe me, it's better to produce the balance-sheet of your own life than that of the grain market."
Seneca, On The Brevity Of Life, 18.3b
The things that some people manage to be experts in: fantasy sports, celebrity trivia, derivatives and commodities...
I find that respect is "triggered" or "activated" (for lack of a more accurate verb) according to the things that I have no choice but to notice and feel a commending toward. For instance, someone who actually exhibits certain virtues in their natural demeanor more than they simply talk about such...
Was thinking the other day, to me the IP worked best as a platform to explore 'patterns' in topics, as an exercise in breaking out of rigid mindsets - and not to be seen as teachings..... and as a program done so in a diverse range of topics related to the various entry points people find themselves...