The Heart of Buddhism

Many Buddhists find the core of their worldview being expressed in the chanting of the Hannya Shingyo (ancient Japanese). In many Buddhist monasteries, it is chanted at least every day. You can listen to the entire (few minutes) Hannya Shingyo in this nice video. You can read a fine translation (one of many slightly different) Read the full article…

Maximum Clarity is not Optimal Clarity

Maximum clarity would be optimal if everything could be made totally clear. Since this is not the case, the optimum is not the maximum. Conceptually clear? This is how the term is mainly used by those who value rationality as something purely conceptual. With conceptual building blocks (clear arguments), logical rules can be applied to Read the full article…

Explorative Self-Learning A.I.

This is more than a nice feature. It is essential for humans to become intelligent creatures. It may also be essential to future super-A.I. The human case Explorative learning is what every human child does. We call it ‘playing.’ It can last a lifetime. Indeed, those who feel young at old age are those who Read the full article…

Explorative Learning

Self-learning through exploration. This is a kind of reinforcement learning, but with specifically sought reinforcements towards efficient learning. Like a human child A child strives to get deep attention, which functions as reinforcement. The child does explicitly the things that lead to reinforcement ― such as by deep attention. Expecting this provokes activation of dopaminergic Read the full article…

AureLisa White Paper

Here is a white paper about the direction of the AureLisa project, with a link to AureLisa pitching. Feel free to share this with anyone. You can also watch an animated video introducing AURELIS and an animated video introducing Lisa. If you are interested in cooperation, feel free to contact me at jeanluc@aurelis.org. If you Read the full article…

Youthfully Sad

In a survey of 8000 high-school students between 2009 and 2021, the American CDC found the share of students with ‘persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness’ to have risen from 26 to 44%. This is confirmed by objective measures, such as self-harm, eating disorders, and suicide. Also, it’s not only happening in the US, but Read the full article…

Enemy Outside – Enemy Inside

I dare say that the former almost never goes without the latter. Unfortunately, it happens ubiquitously. In my view, this is not an innate human condition but a weakness. Imagine a person Imagine a person as a big bubble, and within that big bubble, there’s a small bubble. The big bubble is the total person. Read the full article…

Geopolitical Inner Dissociation

Planet earth is witnessing geopolitical moves by its most successful species of inhabitants. The future depends on how those inhabitants treat each other and themselves in-depth. This is the turnaround text for ‘Global changes start inside.’ Starting from the global side, it may seem a far stretch to track humanity’s biggest problems to the least Read the full article…

Compassion and Subconceptual Processing

Subconceptual processing is core to the concept of Compassion (with capital) which is core to the entire AURELIS project. These are complex concepts Mind the difference between complex and ‘complicated.’ The above concepts may be simply put, yet very challenging to fathom and even more to realize. Compassion, basically, brings together domains that seem pretty Read the full article…

The Value of the Individual

Since the world is becoming a village, and people (many individuals) need to live together in this village, we should tackle this issue urgently and adequately to keep things viable. [I’m not an expert in cultural science. This text contains some self-made insights, which I can easily debunk with counterexamples. So, this is an unfinished Read the full article…

Who Feels Your Pain?

Of course, you feel your pain. But what is this pain if not your feeling itself? So, the feeling (pain) is simultaneously what is being felt (pain). Then, who is the feeler? Please read first about feelers and feelings. Mind = body Any movement of the mind is a movement of the body and vice Read the full article…

About Feelers and Feelings

Please let this text sink in a little while. If you get it, it may make you more flexible. To have or to be? That’s the question. In mind=body unity, the human being can be seen as a body or as a set of many mental entities, including what we generally call feelings  – such Read the full article…

Boundaries of Fluidity

Mental fluidity makes life interesting. It provides the ability to grow as a person, discover and enjoy universes inside, and realize them in many ways. But there are boundaries. In-fluidity One may speak of a healthy kind of mental inflexibility, supporting consistency over time and workable behavior that the community may appreciate. It gives predictability Read the full article…

Accept and Commit

In-depth, these two concepts are much intertwined to such a degree that they can be seen as the basis of an undivided philosophy of life ― quite congruent with AURELIS. For instance, burnout I have described burnout using this metaphor: an evolution from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. The ostensible burnout phase happens in the Read the full article…

Why is Human Depth so Absent?

Of course, it isn’t absent. Each human being has immense depth inside. Therefore, the question is why it doesn’t show in many circumstances. People don’t live by it. You might want to read ‘What is Depth‘ before proceeding. ‘About which one cannot speak.’ I described this before as inner dissociation’ and basic cognitive illusion. It Read the full article…

What Deeply Drives Putin?

At least, it’s worth trying to answer this question. The grotesque actions in Ukraine are an immense magnification of what may be almost nothing at the start ― a cognitive blind spot or misunderstanding. A false start would be by noting that one cannot understand a madman, or that the whole of Russia must be Read the full article…

Open Leadership: Listening to Putin

April 2022. The present situation in Ukraine results from a total lack of Open Leadership. Money, power, status Of course, it’s about big money, including recent discoveries of even more oil in the Black Sea and the Donbass, taxes on the use of pipelines and the economic future of Russia versus Ukraine. Of course, it’s Read the full article…

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