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Issue #1283 - Monday, December 9, 2002 - Editor: Jerry
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GENE POOLE NDS I was unaware
that the institute which hosts Dr Kalamara is funded by a large
donation from the owner of RIM:
I have been watching RIM with interest for
several years. RIM seems to be succeeding
by the method of combining a workable
business plan with excellent technology
employing mobile wireless, the 'Next
Moving forward in an economy plagued
by investor cynicism: (I wonder where the
author of the NYT article has been for the
past 10 years... or is he being paid to be
a wet blanket?)
RIM was 'there' before other players
even got a whiff of the coffee: (Last week
the 'big three' announced joint effort to
market wireless internet connectivity)
The link below illustrates the future of
ubiquitous connectivity via technology:
"... the death of distance... "
(I am sure that in only a short
Micro$oft will show up, claiming to
have 'innovated' mobile wireless
internet connectivity, and offering
too-expensive and proprietary
'new standards' using their
Anyway... I am 'connecting the dots'
to link the viability of RIM, Dr Kalamara,
and wireless ubiquitous internet access.
This has to do with the establishment of
means for worldwide interpersonal
connectivity, using affordable technologies
which can be supported even in low-tech
'3rd world' regions; but more importantly,
it is yet another step in the outpicturing of
our human nature, both physical and
spiritual. The human body is composed
of various physical networks (neural,
circulatory, endocrine) and our interpersonal
life is informed by networks of relationships
with 'others'; we are seeing a surge of
effort to bring into practical form, enhancements
of our natural form and functions.
In my imagination, I see that the RIM/Kalamara
collaboration may lead to radical new technology,
such as 'quantum gravity wave communication'
and 'subspace digital radio'. I can hardly wait!
Nothing matters. Nothing.
It's like drawing on water with a finger.
It happened, yet nothing happened. Much ado about nothing
That's us humans Enlightenment, God, you, me ...
all writing on water this too ... ______________________________________________________________________________
The unsung heroes of
Translators barely receive a mention, but they deserve a Nobel prize, says Daniel Weissbort
Saturday November 23, 2002
"translation, as a mediation
between cultures that requires total
attention to primary utterances, and reciprocity rather than
subservience, is a model for the traffic between nations."
http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,844907,00 (link may no longer be working)
from The Other Syntax
A Warriors Beloved...
"The life of a warrior cannot
possibly be cold and lonely and
without feelings because it is based on his affection, his
devotion, his dedication to his beloved. And who, you may ask, is
his beloved? This earth, this world. For a warrior there can be no
greater love." Tales Of Power
Salon columnist Brother Void --
seeker, sufferer, sage -- each week
offers readers one of his "afflictions," bitter pills of dark truth
and painfully hard-won wisdom inspired by the works of Kafka,
Nietzsche and others. "Make the right mistake." -- Yogi Berra
There are times in life when you're
lost and no job or career path
feels right. You're doing something, but you're doing it
halfheartedly. When you find yourself drifting and slacking like
this, remember: you don't have to know what you're doing, you just
have to do it as hard as you possibly can.
It's only when you do something with
all your heart that you find
out what it is you're really doing. When everything feels kind of
wrong, you have to choose one wrong thing and work really hard at
it. This will help you see your way clear to the next wrong thing,
and the next, until you reach some right thing -- if you ever do.
Obviously, working hard at the wrong thing may result in
irritability, depression, embezzlement or industrial sabotage. But
this is a small price to pay for finding your true life's work.
I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm
doing it as hard as I possibly
Hard path for Hollywood 'It' boy
"If you're gonna dive in," he says, "dive into the deep end." http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/12/01/1038712827532.html _______________________________________________________________________________________
"You might have such
concentration that you cannot hear a drum
beaten right beside your ear, but it will be useless if you do not
have this mind [the mind of bodhichitta, awakened compassion]. . .
. . Seeing visions of tutelary deities, achieving clairvoyance and
miraculous powers, or having mountain-range-firm concentration are
useless on their own; meditate on love and compassion!"
-- quoted by Pabongka Rinpoche in
_Liberation in the Palm of Your
Dear Community, It recently
came to my attention that Babatunde Olatunji ("Drums of
Passion" and others played so often in HB first hours) needs
kidney dialysis. He is living at Esalen. I thought some of you
might be interested in his letter (below). Love, Kylea
Greetings from Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
To you I need no introduction. At
present I am trying to raise
$30,000 (US) to purchase a Dialysis machine at the cost of $25,000
and supplies and medical accessories to operate the machine. With
this machine I will be able to travel to many countries in the
world. With your donation of $25 or more you will receive, by return mail,
a small CD of my performance with Radio City Music Hall 66 piece
orchestra in a composition based on African Folk songs and dances,
and "BunBamba Celebration" with my 14-piece band in the 70's. The
Radio City Symphony performance was my biggest introduction to
show business in 1958. These recordings are no available in
stores. Please send your donation to:
Michael B. Olatunji
c/o Esalen Institute
55000 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920 Thank you,
M. B. Olatunji
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