ed insights have relied on simplified scenarios that shed light on scientific questions, such as Bell’s theorem or heredity, or on philosophical questions, such as elegance in mathematics or randomness. At other times, we’ve explored cutting-edge discoveries such as superconductivity in rotated sheets of graphene.
But insights can also be found in the very act of solving the puzzle itself, just as illumination may come from contemplating a Zen koan. This month, we present some classical puzzles that do exactly that.
HING whatsoever that takes nourishment
continually dies and IS constantly renewed; because nourishment
can only enter in those places where the preceding nourishment
is exhausted, and IF IT IS exhausted it no longer has LIFE."
of ONE SELF. As my zaadz profile explained - I was raised in the Church of England - but my left handed, gemini & dyslexic disposition - ambidextrocity happens as a result of left-handers living in a right-handed world - allowed me to question what I was been encouraged to think, believe & know as TRUTH. The vast majority of priests & politicians - and their latter day cohorts the scientists & academics - have conspired to manipulate the juxtoposition of the past and the future to blind the populace to the REALITY of the HERE & NOW - and in so doing prevent each and everyone of us from having the essence of ZEN experience which Eckhart Tolle refers to as - walking along the razor's edge of NOW. It is THE art of ZEN indeed - purely as a mechanism of understanding - that has made me a better believer in Jesus as Jesus, NOT Jesus as Christ and as such realise that he was indeed only one of a whole line of prophets expounding the word of god - and yet very concise in his reference to the Kingdom. I also acknowledge that - a new life IS, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth - which of course is the Kingdom of GOD - but in view of the fact that - Racism originates not in the skin but in the human mind. Remedies to racial prejudice, xenophobia and intolerance must accordingly address first and foremost those mental illusions that have for so many thousands of years given rise to false concepts of superiority and inferiority among human populations.
At the root of all forms of discrimination and intolerance is the erroneous idea that humankind is somehow composed of separate and distinct races, peoples or castes, and that those sub-groups innately possess varying intellectual, moral, and/or physical capacities, which in turn justify different forms of treatment.
The reality is that there is only the one human race. We are a single people, inhabiting the planet Earth, one human family bound together in a common destiny, a single entity created from one same substance, obligated to “be even as one soul.”
sensitivity - which Professor Cox has explained in the second episode of Wonders of LIFE - conjure up, in some "sense of place", an explanation as to why the various sages that passed the torch during the journey that was ZEN from India to Japan - truly understood that the NEVER changing amount of ENERGY of the universe came from NO THING and will eventually return to NO THING • and as the ZEN Master Huang Bo so succinctly proposed ... NO THING is BORN NO THING IS DESTROYED