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Pest Control

There is a bumble bee in my basement, "attacking" the fluorescent lighting tubes.  He (she?) doesn't understand that this light is not day-light.  He (she?) doesn't understand that he (she?) is in my basement and not outside.  The bumble bee bangs and bangs against the light, needing something from it, perhaps, the navigation guidance of the sunlight, I don't know.

What I do know is that the bee cannot...
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Lotus Effect: Identity Detox

Identity Theft and Identity Giveaway

Identity theft is when someone identifies themselves as you and steals your resources.  Identity giveaway is when you identify as someone else and surrender your sense of individuality and uniqueness.

All identification with the external is a giveaway of your essence.

Identity giveaway begins with social comparisons and peaks with social imitation.

The word “identity” comes from the Latin word idem, which means “same.”  Identity is built through identification with the external, with what you are not....
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Lotus Effect: Identity Detox

Lotus Effect: Informational Poisoning & Informational Detox

In 1951, Dr. George Harding, with the National Capital Parks in Washington, looked in amazement at a lotus sprout.  The lotus seed that had just come to life was a “relic of one of the early crops of lotus cultivated by Buddhists” at an ancient dry lakebed at Pulantien (Laoning Province, China) after the introduction of Buddhism to the region.

This particular lotus seed had been collected by a Japanese scientist named Ichiro Ohga...
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