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Essay : On Desire



Photo of the magnetic field of two bar magnets with like poles close together » by Alexander Wilmer Duff)





In Buddhist culture, there exists the core notion of the three poisons, which are considered to be the cause of all sufferings.



In English, the poisons are generally…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 17, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

On Individualistic Spirituality

In my opinion, on some social networks there appears to be a tendency to avoid challenges altogether in order to protect beliefs.



The rationale seems to be that the intent of the challengers is merely to « make wrong, » and that those who challenge are just not « confident in their own beliefs. »



But what then if the intent is not to « make wrong » ? What if the intent is to shed a different light ? What if the prompting comes from the heart and not the ego ? What if the… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2011 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Void



(« Primeval Center by Christopher Stewart)





On a background of Wall Street Bailouts and Large Hadron Colliders, « Void » paints sunyata, the Buddhist concept of emptiness.



From Wikipedia :



In Buddhism, the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 18, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Leaving The Ashram







Enigma » by Matías Argudín)







« Leaving The Ashram » is the third chapter of « Entering The Stream, » a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will open our second album, « Satori.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 16, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Why « Samsara » ?



(Album Cover for « Samsara » by Christopher Stewart)





Poligraf’s first album will be entitled « Samsara » in reference to the cycle of reincarnation in Buddhist culture.



Samsara is a Sanskrit and Pali term derived from to « flow together, » « to go or pass through states, » « to wander, » and which translates as «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Between Worlds (Epilogue)



("Maitreya the Conqueror" by Nicholas Roerich)





I read the The Tibetan Book of the Dead twice. I started with a French…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Determination (Between Worlds part 5)



("Akshobhya Buddha" by VanemTao)





« Between Worlds » is a composition that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and maternal grandmother, both…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 16, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Into The Ashram (revisited - with poetry)



("Ashram" by Nicholas Roerich)





« Into The Ashram » is the first chapter of the « Entering The Stream » trilogy, which also comprises « The Chrome Lake » and « Leaving The Ashram. »



The composition is intended to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Deliberation (Between Worlds part 4)



("The Dhyani Buddha Akshobhya" - Unknown Artist)





« Between Worlds » is a composition that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 13, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dissolution & Dance Of The Archetypes (Between Worlds parts 2 & 3)



("Dance of the Lord of Death" by Jean-Marie Hullot)





« Between Worlds » is a composition that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and maternal grandmother, both due to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 9, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Departure (Between Worlds part 1)



("Buddha painted on a rock wall in Tibet" by Unknown Artist - photography by onwardtibet.org)







« Between Worlds » is a suite in five movements that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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