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What were Tolstoys and Gandhis arguments for nonviolence? Seems illogical to be a god among devils.
How are self published books distributed and marketed? I'm aware of google ads and amazon, but are their any websites that help with this? For example in music you have distrokid or tunecore. Anyone here actually sold something they wrote?
How do you judge whether something is well written?
Suggestions for romantic short stories please?I don't read
I have realized that porn, even instagram thots, is the manifestation of lust in an image and that only way to truly become free from it is for to stop feeling the lust in myself.What books should I read in order to stop lust? I know some people recommend 'the bible' but that is a very cliche and unnunaced response. I'd need to know what part of that very large book to read.I'm more interested in stopping lust from the perspective of buddhism or advaita. Especially the former.
Why should I, a young man, control his passion? What work of literature would convince me to?
Best books on the meaning of life colletively speaking? I'm not looking for cliché personal meaning but rather envisioning a future. Personally, I think evil is being sucked out until the below resembles the above, but then it seems the only thing left would be cosmic play.
Do thoughts and knowledge come from a pre-known cosmic storehouse or is it a process of becoming // creation? What books should I read on this? I'm guessing whitehead is a good choice
The great monk Asanga who had been meditating in a cave for 12 years, unsuccessfully, in order to gain a vision of the Bodhisattva Maitreya, the future Buddha and the embodiment of loving kindness one day saw a stray dog afflicted with maggot infested sores. Fearing that pulling the maggots off the dog would harm them, he expended great effort to coax them off the sore and onto his warm and moist tongue where they could feed on his own flesh. At this point, both the dog and the maggots disappeared, and a full and splendorous image of Maitreya appeared where the dog had once been.Books on true lovingkindness that offers a different view than this one?
What books should I read as an introduction to ether and magnetism? (prefereably not mainstream)
Since consciousness is idempotent, never-changing and exists before, how does process philosophy deal with this? Anything I should read to understand this pov?
Is 'rose from the dead 'a metaphor or does the dead literally come alive again when the kingdom of heaven arrives? Are their any books I can read that basically decode the bible for me?
How do I write a short story?
Why do monks shun the world if they see the world as spiritual?
How do I write a book? I want to write it on my computer. I'm guessing I don't just write into wordpad. I want to organize it nicely. I think it will be less than 100 pages too.
How is God 'love'? I don't get what it means when religious writers say that. How is love the 'truth'?
What are some books on spirit preceding matter and the material world being 'evil'?
>>11685958>by that, i only mean sex and not baby making.i already said it in OP.there are ways to avoid pregnancy.
What are some 'anti-poltiics' books? As in, sees the entire spectrum as 'wrong'.
What are some interesting writings by prisoners who've been in for a long?
Argument: Rap is a superior medium to poetryFor example, this verse from the rapper Canibus is greater than anything Keats has produced. Pyramids on every planetSpacecrafts crash landed and disbanded, left in a sandpitA Christian cross stands outside a craterFaint crescent moonlike shapes glows through the vapour21st century mega quakes shake upsMommy late for work with messed up make-upDaddy lost his job, they might break upHe makes 25 cents a week (He makes what?)The country hungry and tired, Nero is fine tuning his lyreThe empire is consumed by fireParliament closely monitored, school bus size comets hit WashingtonPeople in the church talking about God againTsunami, what you mean God?I mean watch the ocean seesaw up thousands of feet to the sea floorThought process froze, think but do not disclose
Mini = whitesCream = nonwhites (blacks, latinos and arabs)Peep = east asiansPeanut Butter = south asiansChocolate = indians, native americans, aboriginals, island people, etcRead Hegel
What are the most romantic things said to a female in literature?i remember some anon linked some phrase from divine comedy, not sure what it was but it was nice.
https://wordpress.com/post/michaelchenes.wordpress.com/25It'd be helpful. Might as well post your own, and we have a mini workshop I guess.