Friday, August 29, 2008


Samadhi, "total self-collectedness" In Hindu and Buddhist religion and philosophy, the highest state of mental concentration that a person can achieve while still bound to the body and which unites him with the highest reality. Samadhi is a state of profound and utterly absorptive contemplation of the Absolute that is undisturbed by desire, anger, or any other ego-generated thought or emotion. It is a state of joyful calm, or even of rapture and beatitude, in which one maintains one’s full mental alertness and acuity. In Hinduism and Buddhism it is regarded as the climax of all spiritual and intellectual activity. In politics Absolute rapture, the encapsulation of inner satisfaction, is called a ‘home run.’

My question: Who hit the home run? Barack Obama in Invesco field last night with his acceptance speech or Sara Palin in Dayton today with her acceptance speech for the office of vice-president under John McCain? Yes, Sara hit the ‘home run.’ Yes, the cheering, approving Republican crowd exuded both ecstatic excitement and calm confidence in Sara. Supporters knew they could count on Americans to vote themselves and their self-interests into the White House in November, 2008. The incense, aura, power and mood of samahdi will drift across not only my state of Ohio but all of America. After the Republican’s ‘home run’, let the game continue.


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