Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
It begins thus...
Self-realization means stripping away all the extraneous layers to
reveal the essential reality. Dating, on the other hand, tends to
involve putting on layers in order to impress potential romantic
So, here I am: Limbo. Stuck between two worlds.
I aspire toward the Gaudiya Vaisnava lifestyle. It's ok. Most
people don't know what that is. It'll reveal itself in due course.
It's nothing weird, but it does mean that I'm vegetarian and that I
practice bhakti (i.e. devotional) yoga, which means daily mantra
The deeper, existential inquiries are what pique my interest.
Ideally, I'll meet someone who at least enjoys the internal
I find it a strength to be able to entertain controversial views
and subvert that which society seems to want to leave unquestioned.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
(AKA "Everything You Need to Know About Time
It is accurate to call me a space traveler, as it is the case that
the earth upon which I dwell is moving through space. I can not,
however, be properly identified as a time traveler on the basis
that my body moves through time. That's because my body doesn't
move through time. What my body--like all others--actually does is
change, and change is what we use to define time itself. Hence, my
ever-changing physical form serves as an example of time unfolding
as its atoms travel in relation to other atoms.
Put another way, to state that a body travels through time is to
commit a category mistake. It is akin to saying that some trees
exist within these things called forests. The fact of the matter,
rather, is that trees themselves (in some aggregate) constitute
what we call a forest. Similarly, traveling bodies are not moving
through some separate sphere called time. Their travel constitutes
what we refer to as time.
With that said...
I AM A TIME TRAVELER but only on the basis that my
consciousness is perpetually moving through future bodies. Even if
I were to move in the other direction, the same method would apply.
This is the only coherent time travel model. When fiction depicts
time travel as bodies being hurled backward or forward through time
at the risk of running into their past or future selves, this
conveys an absurdity in terms and logic.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...having a useless talent in which I can talk in one of those
computerized voices (sort of like the Stephen Hawking or a generic,
default answering machine voice.) The accuracy is uncanny. The
secret to it is learning how to vocalize and enunciate while
What else? I feel I am apt at holding philosophical
Oh yeah, I am often told that I look younger than my age. So, I
guess I am good at that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am only ever unusually noticed...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, Srimad Bhagavatam, The Nectar of
Devotion, and other related Vaisnava texts.
Movies: All sorts. From family-friendly stuff (e.g. Taare Zameen
Par ["Like Stars on Earth"]) to the darkly humorous, infinitely
strange and taboo bashing (e.g. Miike Takashi's Visitor Q.) From
old silent movies (e.g. Carl Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc)
to modern day attacks on the senses (e.g. Gaspar Noe's ENTER THE
TV: When they're on, I watch Louie (FX series), Breaking Bad,
Hannibal, Community, Fargo, True Detective, Game of Thrones, The
Walking Dead, House of Cards, Banshee, It's Always Sunny in
Philadelphia and the mindchildren of absurdist, avant-garde group
PFFR (i.e. Wonder Showzen, Xavier: Renegade Angel, The Heart She
Holler, et al.)
Food: Yes. Mother in downtown Sac is currently my favorite
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. A list of six things I could never do without.
2. A random selection of six things.
3. Steve Martin's SNL Christmas wishlist.
4. A number 4 bullet point on an arbitrary list containing a total
of six things.
6. Yeah. I just blew your mind.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
1. Philosophy and culture as it pertains to
2. The type of filmmaker I'd like to be/whether I am creative
3. How I might be able to turn symbolic logic proofs into a fun and
relatively easy game. I'm sort of a nerd for it ever since I took a
class. I think it would be cool to have software on a touch screen
device that could identify when justifications are valid or
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5. How the above entry is in fact a grammatically correct English
6. For the last couple of years, I've taken an interest in gender
issues, especially pertaining to men's rights versus feminist
theory topics. I highly recommend the works of Alison Tieman
(Typhonblue) and Karen Straughan (girlwriteswhat) among many
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Contemplating the nature of free will, whether we have it, and
whether it matters.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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A collection of random and not-so-random thoughts:
7/31/12: "According to OKC, 13% of users believe that trees have
souls. For the sake of consistency, I hope that that means that 13%
of users believe in the existence of the soul."
8/29/13: "It's been far too long since I've updated this
6/3/14: "I might be in the theistic minority here, but I think that
if God has a plan, it was written up long ago and tossed in the
back of a rusty, old celestial filing cabinet, figuratively
"These talks I encounter from theists about God having a special
purpose for each little human boy and girl just sound like
ego-making nonsense to me. It's not even that the statement is
necessarily untrue on its face. After all, one could say that God
has a plan for each blade of grass, but we don't find that
knowledge to be particularly significant, do we?
"So, how about we operate under the assumption that the details of
our mundane lives are meaningless and worthless in the grand scope?
In fact, the more inclined we are to identify our actions and
choices as divinely significant, the further from God we
9/23/14: "God allowing us free will is precluded by God's having
"The above statement, while containing implications devastating to
the average theist (generally of the Abrahamic variety,) is easy to
overcome once God as creator is properly deemphasized.
"The creator God is inferior to Krishna. Krishna does not create
directly but instead expands into particular forms with the unique
purpose of entertaining an inferior desire held by lesser beings.
In this sense, Krishna is neutral to creation, in and of itself. He
desires neither to create nor destroy and simply maintains the
universe as He sees fit in order that the living entities can try
and fulfill their desires to enjoy independently. Brahma and Shiva
(the creator and destroyer, respectively) function at the direction
of Krishna. In this way, Krishna is free in ways that creators and
destroyers are not.
"This brings us full circle to the original statement in this
In summation, freedom is possible for us because we are not created
just as Krishna is free because there is nothing that necessitates
Him as a creator."
11/1/14: "If your intelligence is the canvas and your sense organs
are the medium by which their interactions with their respective
objects (e.g. eye to form, nose to fragrance, etc.) create your
art, then by dint of your discriminating mind as the strokes of
your brush, you paint yourself into a corner where true art is lost
in the suffering that owes its due to ignorance.
"The eternal art of the conscious soul has an inbuilt conviction of
self and God, and the reservoir of knowledge and bliss can only be
found in that pairing. This true art's canvas, paint and brush are
the eternally spontaneous, loving reciprocation between the
individual and the Absolute Person. This is your original position,
and all deviations are but an imposition on the mind."
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