Spiritual seeking always seemed like a strange affliction. I believe that the reason for it is, that people believe that it is easier to change oneself than to change the world. And I do not mean superficial change. I mean a change on the deepest level. The catch is simple – it is sufficient to … Continue reading The reason for spiritual seekers
Even though we are in the middle of February, this Saturday felt more like April. The clarity of bright sunny winter days is one of life's incomparables. I have used to listen to music while gardening, but at a certain point, a year or so back, I have simply stopped. Somehow it seems that the … Continue reading being a little naughty
The idea is in the basic form far from controversial. If prejudice gains power, it tends to fulfill itself Jews are vermin, you boldly claim in your PR and marketing publications, you drive them out from the homeland, from their houses and villas, they arrive into neutral nations in droves with their suitcases, strange habits, … Continue reading a space traced by prejudice
I was having a conversation with my liberal friend, and he threw a sort of a proposition at me – that democracy should serve Havel's greengrocer, but that it shouldn't ever have such people at the helm (which we kind of have, now). And so yeah – the old Golem legend. The whole point of … Continue reading No true Golem
As an ascetic mystic, naturally I am constantly looking for new ways to injure and mutilate myself. When snow fell on the country and I realistically could no longer haphazardly hang from high branches of fruit trees, I descended to my basement to become a weekend carpenter. As the millennial kid that I am, naturally … Continue reading The weirdness of infomercial failure videos – maybe the most underestimated principle of our culture?
Here is a good illustrating example for the unchecked power of parables. It occurred to me, when I thought about the blog here: glory2godforallthings. I think Fr. Freeman is right about all manner of issues that I always thought were only raised by postmodern theory, structuralism and such like. These are important issues, even if … Continue reading a parable
The supreme manly gift is a simple thing that is difficult to understand. It is to make things more complex, by making them less complicated.