A Discussion with my Mother about Zen, God, Mind, and Thoughts.

A discussion with my mother about Zen, God, mind, and thoughts. 

Key insights today were: serenity can be attained without medicine if I adhere to a flexible but firm practice of prayer and meditation; peace in the world and in my own heart can be derived from a unity of thought and action, singular devotion to a holistic approach to a healthy life for the individual and the planet; and love for all beings-in-the-world regardless of any quality or factor.  I am a Sufi at heart, a Muslim who embraces the Truth in all the world’s religious traditions equally.  I am interested in growing this method of living in my thirties.  Inshallah, this growth will get me to the age of forty.

The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort.

Teaching without verbosity,
producing without possessing,
creating without regard to result,
claiming nothing,
the Sage has nothing to lose.

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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