“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

“An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Justification by Providence is the quixotism of theology.The adjective satanic, which [De Maistre] applied to the French Revolution he might just as well have extended to all events [...] especially the most important one: the Creation.E. M. CIORAN “Nothing is where it belongs”: the refrain of all emigrations, and also the point of departure for… Continue lendo “An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

“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

Tao Te Ching Chillstep Mix (Read By Wayne Dyer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5dkkmqQr7E&feature=emb_title The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao;The name that can be named is not the eternal name.The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth;The Named is the mother of all things.......There was something undifferentiated and yet complete,Which existed before Heaven and Earth.Soundless and formless it depends on nothing and… Continue lendo Tao Te Ching Chillstep Mix (Read By Wayne Dyer)

Agnosis: Theology in the Void (George Pattison)

IAGO I am not what I am. Shakespeare, Othello, I.I. FOOL Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle? LEAR Why no, boy; nothing can be made out of nothing. Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.4. It appeared to a man as in a dream - it was a waking dream - that he became pregnant with… Continue lendo Agnosis: Theology in the Void (George Pattison)

“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)

“Indirect death: ennui and void” (Mircea Lăzărescu)

Romanian Journal of Artistic Creativity, New York, Summer 2015, vol III, no. 2 (10). The questions that Emil Cioran asks time and again could be phrased like: What was God doing before creating the world, time and man? What does God do when he leaves man all alone in the world? What does God do… Continue lendo “Indirect death: ennui and void” (Mircea Lăzărescu)

“The contradictory nature of the eros in Emil Cioran’s works” (Vasile Chira)

Blogul lui VASILE CHIRA, Decembrie 16, 2011 If the mystic ecstasy is the point by which Cioran’s thinking gets in touch with the Absolute, and death, boredom and absurd become points of connection to the nothingness, the ros seems to have a double condition, being a sum of contradictions. In a larger proportion than man,… Continue lendo “The contradictory nature of the eros in Emil Cioran’s works” (Vasile Chira)