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Tijuana Orphanage Photo Exhibition

Hey there, sisters and brothers,

I was on the fence about whether to post this here, but caution has been thrown to the wind in favor of urgency. Here we are. 

I've been working with several orphanages in Tijuana, bringing kids toys and food and trying to capture the world through their eyes through the lens of my camera. …


Added by Andrew Houston on June 27, 2013 at 1:37pm — 3 Comments

"Self remembrance , awareness of "I am", ripens man powerfully and speedily..." -Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The one witness reflects itself in the countless bodies as ‘I am’. As

long as the bodies, however subtle, last, the ‘I am’ appears as

many. Beyond the body there is only the One.

When I say ‘I am’, I do not mean a separate entity with a body as

its nucleus; I mean the totality of being, the ocean of

consciousness, the entire universe of all that is known. I…

Added by Andrew Houston on June 20, 2013 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

It all happens here.

This is now and then and what comes next, the womb of time.

Near and far are here, where distance is born.

Every thought is an imagined memory.

I watch thoughts with no thinker, deeds with no doer.

It all happens here.

Added by Andrew Houston on June 5, 2013 at 1:27pm — 3 Comments

A simple question of nothing

Added by Andrew Houston on May 1, 2013 at 12:33pm — 3 Comments

The Heart of the Desert

At first glance, it appears to be a dead land, bleached dry, hollowed under ages of unrelenting sun. The white sand and rocks crunch under foot; they could be the crushed bones of what once lived and is now long forgotten; even the ones who forgot lie here. The bushes and trees are grey, sprawled out on the ground, exposing their ashen insides to the white heat of numberless long days.

But something moves. Out of the corner of…


Added by Andrew Houston on April 29, 2013 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments


Added by Andrew Houston on April 23, 2013 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

What is it to experience?

I experience through this sensory apparatus, these sensations are filtered through conditioning/memory, and an apparent objective world is observed. It is no different with thoughts as far as they are observed and filtered through conditioning.

When I closely examine any apparent object in terms of the direct experience of it, I find it to be constructed not out of some external material substance, but out of the experiencing itself. That is to say, I have no knowledge of the apple…


Added by Andrew Houston on April 21, 2013 at 11:28am — 3 Comments

On Fear

I now find myself gripped with an intense fear.

But what is it? What is fear? What is it to be afraid?

It may go like this:

"I don't know if I will be alright. I might die."

And now, there is a voice to end fear!

"Everything will be alright. You will die."

Everything will be alright. But will everything be alright for me? Is everything ever alright for me? Is

everything ever not alright for me? Who is this…


Added by Andrew Houston on April 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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