Praising Virtuality

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Daily Beacon. Dear Rich, this whole virtuality thing makes you sound like a recent religious convert that’s given himself over to God or something. What’s the deal? Well I’ve no doubt that it’s the same mechanism, that virtuality is pressing the same buttons, that it’s just a … Continue reading Praising Virtuality

Social Awareness

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Daily Beacon. Dear Rich, what does it mean to be woke? Let’s begin with the Bhagavad Gita and the battle that takes place within. Prior to the battle discontentment reigned over the land, so much so that Krishna (an incarnation of creation itself) pushed for war as … Continue reading Social Awareness

Gumdrop Mountain

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Daily Beacon. Dear Rich, if the world is virtual, why isn’t life an overwhelmingly awesome experience? That’s a great question. Earlier in my life for instance, I went through many periods of distress, discomfort, despair, and dejection. If Existence was an app, I would have have given … Continue reading Gumdrop Mountain

Material Melee

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Daily Beacon. Dear Rich, is it appropriate for the spiritually minded to get involved with earthbound conflict? Dear reader, that’s a good question, so let’s consider some examples. Jesus, for instance, battled against the religious leaders of his day. Both sides accused the other of leading people … Continue reading Material Melee

Haunting Thoughts

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Daily Beacon. Dear Rich, my mind is filled with a constant chatter that haunts my days. I’m wracked with anxiety, frustration, and self-doubt — among other things. It’s like my thoughts continually torture me with hurtful images of my past and my imagined future. Dear reader, I … Continue reading Haunting Thoughts

Material Malaise

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Daily Beacon. Dear Rich, if I’m seeking enlightenment, must I really dismiss the idea of a material world? Yes, dear reader, but don’t take it so seriously. It’s not like the world will evaporate before your eyes. You won’t lose the ability to appreciate beautiful landscapes. Smells … Continue reading Material Malaise