Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary

There are many unanswered questions about Jesus the central figure of Christianity, many of which undermine the teachings of the bible and in times gone by would hold extreme consequences should they be openly investigated. This film probes into the life of Jesus and asks many of these questions including- Was Jesus really a Buddhist… Continue lendo Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary

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“Zen philosophy” – Alan WATTS

I want to make one thing absolutely clear. I am not a Zen Buddhist, I am not advocating Zen Buddhism, I am not trying to convert anyone to it. I have nothing to sell. I’m an entertainer. That is to say, in the same sense, that when you go to a concert and you listen… Continue lendo “Zen philosophy” – Alan WATTS

Zen and Nonduality – Kazuaki TANAHASHI

Kazuaki Tanahashi talks about Zen Buddhism and its relation to Nonduality, the symbolism of the ensō (円相, "circular form") calligraphy, and the Heart Sutra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03NUs0WOpAg Kazuaki Tanahashi (棚橋一晃, born October 4, 1933) is an accomplished Japanese calligrapher, Zen teacher, author and translator of Buddhist texts from Japanese and Chinese to English, most notably works by… Continue lendo Zen and Nonduality – Kazuaki TANAHASHI

“Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS

The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that. R. RORTY, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_tG7aOe4tk There are three classes of people in… Continue lendo “Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS

“Buddhism as dialogue” – Alan WATTS

"When two Zen Masters meet each other on the road, they need no introduction. Thieves recognise each other instantaneously." Zen proverb Dans un livre sur le bouddhisme zen de A. W. Watts, je lis ceci : « But the anxiety-laden problem of what will happen to me when I die is, after all, like asking what… Continue lendo “Buddhism as dialogue” – Alan WATTS

Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

PARABOLA - The Search For Meaning, July 15, 2015 Exploring the “hidden face of God” Desert and void. The Uncreated is waste and emptiness to the creature. Not even sand. Not even stone. Not even darkness and night. A burning wilderness would at least be “something.” It burns and is wild. But the Uncreated is… Continue lendo Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

“How do I stay in the present moment when it feels unbearable?” – Thich Nhat HANH

Thich Nhat Hanh answers questions during a retreat in Plum Village (May, 2014). He addresses the question: "How do I stay in the present moment when it feels unbearable?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Ka2RS0UC4 Thích Nhất Hạnh (born as Nguyen Xuan Bao; October 11, 1926 – January 22, 2022) was a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, prolific author,… Continue lendo “How do I stay in the present moment when it feels unbearable?” – Thich Nhat HANH

“You don’t need religion” – Alan WATTS

If you don’t know what you want, then you have reached the state of desirelessness.Alan Watts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Y1eX24rbM Alan Watts give a speech on knowing the unknown in his one hour long lecture on zen buddhism. RELATED CONTENT:

“Aesthetics and Mystical Vision” – Alan WATTS

In this recording from 1972, Alan Watts lectures on mystical vision via art, aesthetics, and Buddhist and Daoist philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7pw4Gd1XM Functional Art (0:10)Creating Works of Nature (23:49)Meaning and Insanity (48:43) “You and I have all conspired with ourselves to pretend that we are not really God, but of course we are. That is perfectly obvious.… Continue lendo “Aesthetics and Mystical Vision” – Alan WATTS

The Questions of Milinda and the Dangers of Wisdom – CIORAN

If we have laid violent hands on our desires, persecuted and smothered our attachments and our passions, we shall curse those who have encouraged us to do so, first of all the sage within ourselves, our most redoubtable enemy, guilty of having cured us of everything without having rid us of the regret for anything.… Continue lendo The Questions of Milinda and the Dangers of Wisdom – CIORAN