“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

On Pain – Alan WATTS

“A student came to his master with a question, ‘it is terribly hot and how should we escape the heat?’ in other words, this was a symbolic question asking about the whole problem of the heat of suffering. and he answered, ‘go right down to the bottom of the furnace.’ ‘ but in the furnace,’… Continue lendo On Pain – Alan WATTS

“Suffering in the mystical traditions of Buddhism and Christianity” (Jakub Urbaniak)

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 70(1), Art. #2117, 9 pages. This article seeks to explore the mystical approaches to suffering characteristic of both Buddhism and Christianity. Through the analysis of the meanings, the two traditions in question ascribe to suffering as a ‘component’ of mystical experience; it challenges the somewhat oversimplified understanding of the dichotomy ’sage-the-robot… Continue lendo “Suffering in the mystical traditions of Buddhism and Christianity” (Jakub Urbaniak)

Atman e Anatman no pensamento de Cioran: entre a imortalidade e a mortalidade – Rodrigo MENEZES

Uma das melhores autodefinições do pensamento e da obra de Cioran encontra-se em A tentação de existir, numa caracterização feita não sobre si mesmo, mas sobre Nietzsche: segundo ele, "Nietzsche é uma soma de atitudes, e é rebaixá-lo querer buscar nele uma vontade de ordem, uma preocupação de unidade. Cativo de seus humores, ele registrou… Continue lendo Atman e Anatman no pensamento de Cioran: entre a imortalidade e a mortalidade – Rodrigo MENEZES