It’s about access to knowledge: Some thoughts on the Dyson-West feud

In so many ways, this feud is really about how we do scholarship, and also access to knowledge production. We could take some time to consider how Dyson’s evaluation of West’s scholarly style has further ramifications outside the confines of the current debate. One thing that has become apparent fairly quickly is that Dyson consistently reaffirms … More It’s about access to knowledge: Some thoughts on the Dyson-West feud

Selflessness is better than meditation: How renunciation can help with the quality of action

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna admonishes: “A karma yogi performs action by body, mind, intellect, and senses, without attachment (or ego), only for self-purification” (2003, 5.11). The Yoga practitioner must care for herself first, before she can care for others. Raja and Hatha Yoga are a two-edged sword of both self-acceptance and self-discipline. The energy and … More Selflessness is better than meditation: How renunciation can help with the quality of action