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MattAndJojang's Blog · 4d ago

How to Read a Book: The Ultimate Guide by Mortimer Adler

In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler teaches us the four levels of reading to become a more effective reader. Learning how to read is more than just picking up a book and starting to read. Marking a book is literally an experience of your difference...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 3W ago

What The Buddha Taught (In One Sentence)

Life sucks – BUT you can do something about it. ~ Nicolas Buxton
MattAndJojang's Blog · 1M ago

God The Artist

To guide us from afar. How did you think of a clean brown pool Where flecks of shadows are...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 3M ago

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88

Robert M. Pirsig, whose “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a dense and discursiv...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 4M ago

In Midst of Winter, An Invincible Summer: Finding the Light in the Darkest of Times

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 5M ago


I don’t know why I was born with this belief in something deeper and larger than we can see. But it’s always called. Even as a boy, I knew that trees and light and sky all point to some time...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 6M ago

The Longing For Spiritual Freedom

There is within us–in even the blithest, most light hearted among us—a fundamental dis-eas...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 7M ago

2016 Christmas Letter

I have only one desire, and that is the desire for solitude—to disappear into God, to be s...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 8M ago

Leonard Cohen: A Final Interview

A few days ago, Leonard Cohen, one of the finest poets and songwriters of our times, passe...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 8M ago

Sr. Elaine Macinnes: Catholic Nun and Zen Master

I have been reading about freedom in confined spaces. How a prison cell can become a practice ground. I have never been to a prison and somewhere in my mind I have an image of a cell as a st...