BOOK REVISIONS




en.light.en.ment book revisions


Hello - a note to reviewers

and new readers



I call my book a 'Living Book'; it is very topical and I revise it frequently. On this page you can track revisions ... if you have an earlier edition, you can see here which is the current edition and how new editions have been updated.

en.light.en.ment is also available from Amazon and other online retailers.


* Note: the retail-volume will only be updated once a year, i.e. last year's retail book was en.light.en.ment 2018, edition 38; this year's is en.light.en.ment 2019, edition 49. Next year's will be en.light.en.ment 2020, (maybe) edition 57; the edition available here on my website from Lulu is always updated.


There are other advantages ordering from Lulu: The shipping costs with Amazon are nearly double Lulu's and a shipment from Lulu often arrives within a week, rarely later then seven or eight days. Amazon shipments take longer.


An easy way to keep up with the latest changes is to order the e-book; please note, the e-book is formatted as a PDF, hence it is not available for e-book readers nor suitable for smart phones, but perfect for computers and tablets ...


... however, remember, the reason why I wish for you to use the paperback is that it's a much better reading experience; with my one-page essays it is easier to browse the printed book: Open it randomly, allow yourself to be surprised.


Below is an overview of the changes to en.light.en.ment throughout the editions.


from Lulu



Edition 57     this is the current en.light.en.ment edition, for sale from Lulu, right here through my website


XXXVI     new page with the email exchange that forms the background to pages XXXIV and XXXV

SECULARISM     new essay

SCRIPTURE     amended essay and added footnotes about the Bible's content on homosexuals
(they shall surely be put to death ...) and husband and wives (the latter shall submit to the former)

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Edition 56     


XXXV     new page from blog 985, about religious indoctrination and the question: 

What shall we tell the children

XXXIV     I re-wrote page XXXIII about blog 958 Belief vs Reality

MEDITATION 3     I re-wrote the section about mindfulness meditation

BELIEF     I added the footnote about believing in nothing

FAITH     I added the footnote about the movie Hacksaw Ridge and Desmond Doss

BLASPHEMY     a small update, with an immediate direction to THE TRUTH

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Edition 55


DHARMA     new essay

PRESENCE     new essay

XXIV     new page from blog 932 Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty

XXVII    I re-wrote the conditions of the First Filter

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Edition 54     


QUALITY     I re-wrote the essay

HAPPINESS     added a footnote about the difference in happiness for Buddhists and us Westeners


DAWKINS     new essay, about the scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins

DUALITY     new footnote about non-dualism in respect of calamities like the Holocaust

MONEY     added the last footnote, about a negative aspect of money

GOD 6     added a section in the footnotes, about cardinal Pell's warped beliefs

XXXIII     amended the appendix page with blog 958 Belief vs Reality, referencing George Pell

COMPLEXITY     new essay, about the chaos in our lives

EXPECTATIONS     made changes, about how expectations are a trap

RENAISSANCE MAN     added Stephen Fry,

the man who displays the effortless superiority that comes with being English

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Edition 53     made many changes to formatting and punctuation


GNOSTICISM     new essay, gnostics believed in a world of duality

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Edition 52


THREETHOUSAND     amended the time-line of the history of humankind after reading Sapiens

JESUS     amended the footnotes with a reference to Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari

MONEY     amended the footnotes with reference to Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari

FAITH     added the story of Desmond Doss and Hacksaw Ridge

PANPSYCHISM     new essay, panpsychism relates consciousness to the physical world

ETHICS     added a section to the footnotes about the secular nature of ethics

QUALITY     new essay with a definition of Quality, as per ZEN and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Edition 51


KRISHNAMURTI     added one last thought about meditation


MONEY     added two paragraphs after reading The Barefoot Investor; amended my note re. Bob Proctor to: 'To help you feel rich, visit Bob at bobproctor.com'

REALITY 1     a new edit, to the last sentence: There is no God; the belief in the dogma of an interventionist God potentially causes violence and wars


XXXIII     new appendix page with blog 958 Belief vs Reality


PHILOSOPHY     new essaylisting my influences


STOICISM     made edits after I started reading The Daily Stoic


LGBT     added non-binary and cisgender

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Edition 50


FREE WILL     added a footnote about Albert Einstein's take on Free Will


HOLOCAUST     amended the definition for Zionism


MINDFULNESS     new essay


SATORI     added six + one paragraphs in the footnotes, about my inner experiences


XXVIII     new appendix page: an abbreviated version of blog 943 about the Fourth Filter

XXIX     new appendix page: an abbreviated version of blog 946 about Albert Einstein's "God Letter"


XXX     new appendix page: an abbreviated version of blog 949 about Albert Einstein's "Cosmic religion"

XXXII     new appendix page: an abbreviated version of blog 953 about Albert Einstein's "Weltbild"

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* Edition 49     en.light.en.ment volume 2019, for sale - throughout 2019 - at Amazon and other online retailers *


EINSTEIN, HAWKING     new essay: Hawking


XXIV     new appendix page: an abbreviated version of blog 945 about The Sermon On The Mount


XXVII     new appendix page: an abbreviated version of blog 941 about the Great Filter


JESUS     new essay: Christians believe Jesus to be their Messiah, offering salvation & eternal life


REALITY 1     new essay: There is no God, so there's no point fighting wars of which God is true


REALITY 4     added footnotes with a comment by Krishnamurti, and after reading the book The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking: What is Reality?


SCRIPTURE     added a paragraph in the footnotes, about Jesus' Sermon On The Mount


THE FUTURE 2     new essay: Will humanity survive?


CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM     I added a mention of natural, Ice Age causing climate change


WHY     I added three footnotes


XXV     this is the abbreviated version of my blog 938 about Leo Tolstoy and his take on the truth


XXXII     I have re-introduced my UNITY page


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Edition 48


 

XVII     this is a re-write of page 17 in the appendix, my abbreviated version of my blog 482 on truth


JAINISM     made a change referring to the Jain's concept of truth


THE TRUTH 3, 4     new essays; combined with THE PATH

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Edition 47


THE PATH     new essay; also new: 

XXIII      The Path: At the feet of the Master; see also my blog 935


THE TRUTH 1, 2     I combined the two essays on the one page, to make room for THE PATH


CREATIVITY, CRIME      I added CREATIVITY, which I had deleted before


METAPHYSICS      I made changes since I added CREATIVITY again


GOD 6      I added a second section with a reference to a Krishnamurti book, see also my blog 935


WISDOM      I added another footnote, also with a reference to a Krishnamurti book

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Edition 46


KNOW YOUR SELF      in the footnote, I added the very last sentence, "the self is a process"


MEDITATION 2      I added new footnotes, quotes from Krishnamurti and Osho, see also my blog 927


SPIRITUAL      new footnote, about Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty, see also my blog 932


VEDANTA      new footnote about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi & Transcendental Meditation, blog 931
     

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Edition 45

GOD 1      this is a re-write of the essay


I have re-instated the additional pages that were in the front of edition 37, they're now an appendix (I removed them after the Foreword Review, see my vlog of 16 March 2018). These are the pages:


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Edition 44


ATARAXIA      added three paragraphs to the footnote, about how to learn happiness


EXPECTATIONS     new essay, about how they inhibit our personal freedom - bunched together with EVIL

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Edition 43


FREE-THINKING, FREE WILL     two essays on the one page, FREE WILL is new, edited from WILL


DETACHMENT     video added footnote about Comedians in Cars getting Coffee, + two more paragraphs about the news


WASATIA     new essay, about the Palestinian peace movement

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Edition 42


CHILDREN      Saskia, Yani and Radjin


BLASPHEMY     video added definition for 'oxymoron'


SATORI      added quote by Virginia Woolf


RATIONALISM     video changed the last sentence in the footnotes: Making the right choices


RELIGION 2     video two paragraphs added at the bottom: Don't underrate one aspect of religion


VEGETARIAN     two paragraphs added to the footnote about the work of Jane Goodall

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Edition 41


FACTFULNESS     video new essay, about two new books I have on order ... very exciting, see my blog 891


FACTFULNESS      work in progress ... there's method in the madness


LIFE     video new page; LIFE 1 & 2 combined and edited ... to make room for FACTFULNESS


GOD 3     video edited the last sentence in the bottom section


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Edition 40


 

ALONE     video two paragraphs added at the bottom

DEATH 3     video two paragraphs added at the bottom: Who does the dead body belong to?

DELUSION, EGO      ego is a new essay

DUALITY      added second paragraph from the bottom ... "Indeed, it must be understood ..."

GOD 3     video  the bottom section with three new paragraphs and UNITY added

THE FUTURE      three new paragraphs added at the bottom

WAR      the bottom paragraph added, the one about what shall happen first when declaring war

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Edition 39


BLASPHEMY     video new essay

CREATIVITY      ... this essay has been deleted, to make room for BLASPHEMY; along with deleting Creativity, I've deleted the Nine Dots puzzle from my book (even though it was ever so pertinent on the EINSTEIN page)

GANDHI     clarified comment on Gandhi's quotes

METAPHYSICS      edited after CREATIVITY was deleted

REALITY 1      added comments at the bottom, three paragraphs

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* Edition 38     en.light.en.ment volume 2018, for sale - throughout 2018 - at Amazon and other online retailers

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