People and Places – The Swami 4 – The Same Thing

[audio:swami4.mp3] Download audio file (swami4.mp3) at Irp Swami: So you have the five senses. Mark: Mm. Mm.What is the relationship between Atman and Brahman? Swami: Brahman and Atman are the same thing. Mark: Mm. Swami: Brahman is the lingua franca… is the terminology for “the formless infinite” as described in […] Read more »

Mashed, Smashed, or Whipped Potatoes

[audio:potatoes.mp3] Download audio file (potatoes.mp3) at Lynnintokyo Wayne, from northern Kentucky, explains to Aaron the difference between mashed, smashed, and whipped potatoes. Aaron: What’s the difference between mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes, and whipped potatoes? Wayne: Well, whipped potatoes are when you take a blender and you blend them with a […] Read more »

Musical Scales

[audio:scales.mp3] Download audio file (scales.mp3) at Dey Mark and Pedro and Be and Kenni are comparing Indian music and western music. Mark: Hello everybody. I am just sitting here with Kenni and Pedro and Be and me, Mark. Be and I (are) from Australia and Kenni and Pedro are from […] Read more »

Living Overseas and Coming Back

[audio:overseas.mp3] Download audio file (overseas.mp3) at glenelg48 Mark talks to Seiko about her time in San Francisco, Beijing and Amsterdam and they wander on to the topic of languages and being bilingual or multilingual. Mark: Seiko, you’ve just come back to Japan. When did you come back? Seiko: Well, I […] Read more »