“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

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“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

“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

How you can become wiser (without reading)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrLGpRnpfNA "I love reading but humanity's wisest people often say wisdom cannot be found in books. How then can you and I become kinder and wiser?", says George Thompson. Cioran thought the same way himself. When a young insomniac man, he was once reading Kierkegaard and the gardener who worked for his sister, Virginia, said… Continue lendo How you can become wiser (without reading)

“Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran” – Mirko INTEGLIA

“Better to never have been born!” This pessimistic declaration has been made at various points in the history of human thought, becoming a true philosophical system beginning with Arthur Schopenhauer in the nineteenth century. It was repeated by various philosophers in subsequent decades, though rarely with the tragic passion of Emil Cioran (1911-1995). A solitary… Continue lendo “Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran” – Mirko INTEGLIA

“Encounters with the void” (E.M. Cioran)

The Hudson Review, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring, 1970), pp. 37-48 Transl. by Frederick Brown THE MORE WE PONDER Buddha's last exhortation: "Death is inherent in all compound things. Work relentlessly for your salvation"-the more we are disturbed by the impossibility of feeling ourselves an aggregate, a transitory, if not fortuitous combination of elements. We… Continue lendo “Encounters with the void” (E.M. Cioran)