Cup of tea 

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this… Continue reading Cup of tea 

Ram Dass: Be Here Now – brightened PDF for e-readers

Download brightened version for e-readers (low res 600px pages, I’ll maybe generate higher res sometime later). As far as I know, it’s ok to distribute it, as a dozen other websites already do. This is a PDF of Ram Dass’ book: Be Here Now. I started reading it and loved it, since it started very,… Continue reading Ram Dass: Be Here Now – brightened PDF for e-readers

Don’t Play it Safe

Don’t stand idle at the side of the road don’t hold off on happiness don’t love with half a heart don’t play it safe now or ever don’t play it safe don’t fill up with calm don’t take cover from the world in a quiet corner don’t let your eyelids come down like a weighty… Continue reading Don’t Play it Safe

On privacy, safety, openness, and growth

I propose that privacy is key to having any kind of healthy value base in society. This was inspired by What Happens Next Will Amaze You and by The following companies just betrayed billions of people. Privacy is not only a question of individuals being smart enough to not share anything too personal online. That… Continue reading On privacy, safety, openness, and growth

About helping

suomeksi: Auttamisesta If we wish to succeed in helping someone to reach a particular goal, we must first find out where he is now, and start from there. If we cannot do this, we merely delude ourselves into believing that we can help others. Before we can help someone, we must know more than he… Continue reading About helping

Everything is new

This is how I see it here is where I stand this is who I like to be the road lies ahead The future owes me nothing the past is way behind all there is, is now everything is new


The last night in Metz. I’ve been inviting people to see me during the last week for several occasions, and despite me trying to organize things, everybody came tonight. The surprise was great – I would have been stressed about it had I known beforehand. The party ended just minutes ago, and I feel I… Continue reading Amazed