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Great Quote


I had to write this one out….from the Analects by Confucius.

“The way of the superior man is threefold…Virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.”

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Book List


Though I lost track of some odd 50 or more books I have read over the last few years, I felt the need to publish a record of what I have read the last several months and some time prior:

Summer 2012
(Physical Form)
1. Classic Feynman by Ralph Leighton
2. Without Conscience by Robert Hare
3. The Amateur by Edward Klein
4. Imagine by Jonah Lehrer
5. Flatland by Edwin Abbot
6. The Revolution by Ron Paul
7. Matter and Consciousness by Paul Churchland
8. There is a God by Antony Flew
9. Sum by David Eagleman
10. Brainiac by Ken Jennings
11. Education and the Significance of Life by Jiddu Krishnamurti
12. Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper
13. The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi
14. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
15. When you ride alone you still ride with Bin Laden by Bill Maher
16. Still the Best Hope by Dennis Prager
17. Final Jeopardy by Stephen Baker
18. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
19. Where the Conflict Really Lies by Alvin Plantinga
20. Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
(E-books)
1. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
2. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
3. On Grace and Free Will by St. Augustine
4. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
5. Principal Doctrines by Epicurus
6. Lying by Sam Harris
7. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
8. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
9. Discourse on the Method by Rene Descartes
10. Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes
11. Selections from Principles of Philosophy by Rene Descartes
12. Ninety-Five Thesis by Martin Luther
13. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
14. The Improvement of the Understanding by Baruch Spinoza
15. Pragmatism by William James
16. Yeast by Thomas Henry Huxley
17. The Monadology by Gottfried Leibniz
18. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
19. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
20. The Souls of Black Folks by WEB DeBois
21. The Future of an Illusion by Sigmund Freud
22. The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Winter 2012
(E-Books)
1. Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits by Friedrich Nietzsche
2. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
3. Reflections on War and Death by Sigmund Freud
4. Why I am not a Christian by Bertrand Russell
5. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
6. The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
7. Third Class in Indian Railways by Mahatma Ghandi
8. The Analects by Confucius
9. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
10. The Will to Believe by William James
11. A Treatise on Relics by John Calvin
12. The Confessions by Saint Augustine
13. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
14. The Essays by Francis Bacon
15. The Apology by Plato
16. Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake
17. A Boy’s Will by Robert Frost
(Physical Form)
1. The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul by Francis Crick
2. DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassmen

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Interesting video.


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Intellectuals and Society


Great vid.

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Kasparov


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Dalai Lama at Long Beach Arena- Long Beach Convention Center and Entertainment on Apr 21, 2012


“His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.”

http://www.dalailama.com/

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Great lecture. It was very enlightening.

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