Sunday, August 31, 2014

Learning vs Knowing Quote

"The shadow side of knowledge is that knowing prevents us from learning. The state of learning is the state of openness to all possibilities, whereas the state of knowing is a state of closedness to further possibilities."
Teal Swan

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Google Maps are awesome:

Open Google Maps and enable new maps (if you haven't yet). Zoom out till you can.

Click on satellite view on the bottom left corner box. You will see Earth like this: You can see real time Earth shadow, the shadowed part of Earth is actually dark at the particular moment you are seeing. The lights as indicated by smaller arrow are the actual glow of city street light (not real time though).

Zoom in by two mouse scrolls: Those cloud cover are actual! And in real time! Isn't it incredible?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sita Sings the Blues

Gingerbread made with Carrot Juice

Gingerbread made with Carrot Juice

  • 2/3 cup whole milk 
  • 1/3 cup organic blackstrap molasses 
  • 1/3 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh organic carrot juice
  • 1 tbsp Braggs apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp melted organic coconut oil
  • 2 tblsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ground flax meal 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tblsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup dark brown organic sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or Bob’s gluten-free mix or spelt flour)

Gingerbread Recipe: Preheat oven to 400 F and grease an 8×8 pan. In a large measuring bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients except for the flour. Let sit at least 5 minutes. Add flour and stir until just evenly combined. Do not over mix. Pour into the pan and bake 25 minutes at 350 F, then remove from the oven and let sit another 20 minutes to cool and achieve the correct texture. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Buddhist concept of the universe

"Imagine a multidimensional spider's web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image."