Tom Veatch

Flames of inspiration often leave smoke signals behind.
From mine, these.


Pratyabhijna Hrdayam

The Heart of recognition.

20 verses explaining what you have forgotten, what you are, and how to remember.


The many things referred to by 'Self', with commentary. Concluding with emotionally disinhibitory goodness.

Bliss Theory (Version 1.0)

First, unpublished, draft of Bliss Theory, written in 2012. Breathtaking. This contains a lot I still haven't taken further in writing, some of the most important parts, so it's up front for now.

Emotional Merger

Emotional change involves the reassessment of circumstances; a process that must come to include new details within the focus of attention, as well as to exclude now-irrelevant aspects of what had previously been focussed. I clarify and define emotional merger and specification as fundamental cognitive/emotional processes in this short theoretical essay, which seems to have as great a significance in the cognitive architecture of emotion as humor theory.

On Humility

Just a page.

A Square Brown Linoleum Tile

A meditation on the transcendent secret of resolute service.

Notes from a Forehead on the Ground

After a week, a Friday night program, after the chanting, after the meditation, after darshan, comes a contemplation of oneness. A subset of Darshan Notes, selected for accessibility. Click "Choose One For Me Now".

Philosophical Introspections

In defense of introspection.

The Worry Goddess

Taking something to an extreme, might be soothing.

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