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

“Are all things empty? – Nagarjuna & The Buddhist Middle Way” – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

In this episode, we explore the teachings of the Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna and his school, known as Madhyamika, or "The Middle Way". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWZ-OnmKl70 Sources/Suggested Reading: Siderits, Mark & Shoryu Katsura (Translated by) (2013). Nagarjuna's Middle Way: The Mulamadhyamakakarika. Classics of Indian Buddhism. Wisdom Publications. Westerhoff, Jan (2009). Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction. Oxford University Press.… Continue lendo “Are all things empty? – Nagarjuna & The Buddhist Middle Way” – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

“Be friends with death” – Alan WATTS

Alan wrote over 25 books on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, the meaning of life, and the non-material pursuit of happiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pKyavcNi7c Here are some qoutes form Alan Watts about death. "Death is another form of life.""Death is the only that is promised in life. Don't allow the… Continue lendo “Be friends with death” – Alan WATTS

History of Yoga: The Path of my Ancestors | documentary

History of Yoga: The Path of my Ancestors is a 6000 year journey into origin, evolution & development of yoga. The story explores the elements of Yoga in Harappa Civilization, Veda, Jainism, Buddhism, Sufism, Hath-Yogic practices of medieval times & other peripheral doctrines. The film ends in 19th century where modern science acknowledges the potential… Continue lendo History of Yoga: The Path of my Ancestors | documentary

“Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution” (introduction) – David R. LOY

Now that Buddhism has come to the West, how are they changing each other? Half a century ago the British historian Arnold Toynbee predicted that their encounter would be a major event in world history. According to one account he even claimed that the arrival of Buddhism in the West “may well prove to be… Continue lendo “Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution” (introduction) – David R. LOY

Loneliness – Dzongsar Khyentse RINPOCHE

God means the last stage of a path, the extreme point of solitude, an insubstantial point to which we must necessarily give a name and attribute a fictitious existence. In a word, it performs a function: that of dialogue. Even the unbeliever aspires to converse with the "the one and only", as it is not… Continue lendo Loneliness – Dzongsar Khyentse RINPOCHE