Tag: Butter Passing Book Review

Foreward is a Direction but Culadasa’s is Disorienting

In the Foreward to The Mind Illuminated, the author, Culadasa, narrates a history of the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to write the book. He also makes at least one extraordinary claim: There is only one kind of “stuff,” and both mind and matter are mere appearances. When looked at from the outside,

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How I Found It: The Mind Illuminated

One day, I will write a substantive post on how I got into meditation. This is not that post. For now, you’ll just have to take my interest in the topic as a given, and accept that, because of that interest, I found a momentary reprieve from the suffering of mindless internet surfing when I

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Highlights from Chapter 1: The Value of Being a Playful Parent

In chapter 1 of Playful Parenting, “The Value of Being a Playful Parent,” Cohen presents his thesis: Playful Parenting is a way to enter a child’s world, on the child’s terms, in order to foster closeness, confidence, and connection. When all is well in their world, play is an expansive vista where children are joyful,

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How I Found It: Playful Parenting

When it comes to becoming a parent, Bryan Caplan is the best. I stand by that. His writing on family economics at Econlog and his book Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids had a profound impact on the attitude with which I approached starting a family. His words have stayed with me as my children

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