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What's So Great About the Truth?

What’s So Great About the Truth?

Yesterday I attended the annual Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots on Venice Beach in sunny So Cal. The Festival of Chariots is where the Hare Krishnas drag a bunch of gigantic decorated carts down to the beach and set up a big party with delicious snacks and music and lots of questionable philosophy. Regular readers […]

The Age of Reality

The Age of Reality

Nishijima Roshi: If Buddhism pervades throughout the world, religions will vanish. That is my idea. Religion is a kind of belief, but Buddhism is believing in the fact in front of us. So the attitude is different. I think human history is going to enter into the age of reality. Q: And the age of […]

Godzilla and Reality

Godzilla and Reality

The new Godzilla movie (titled Shin Gojira or “New Godzilla”) premiered in Japan about 24 hours ago. The reports I’m hearing from fans over there whose opinions I trust are pretty bad. I actually happen to like their new Godzilla design. It’s kind of creepy in a cool way. Godzilla hasn’t been genuinely scary, at […]

God and Ultraman

God and Ultraman

Last night I watched episode 45 of Ultraman 80, “The Endlessly Challenging Soul of the Baltan Alien” on Crunchyroll. Ultraman 80 was the 1980 entry in the long-running Ultraman TV series produced by Tsuburaya Productions, the company I worked at for 15 years. In this episode, a young boy takes a photo of a UFO, […]

"White people," "Black People" and Other Kinds of People

“White people,” “Black People” and Other Kinds of People

In the past week we’ve seen videos of three humans being killed by other humans called “police.” Two of these humans were what folks in the USA call “Black people.” One was what folks in the USA call a “White person.” Then someone opened fire on some police officers in Dallas, killing five of them. […]