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Buddha’s Advice On Belief And Scepticism

You have to give Buddha a lot of credit.  This is a guy that in ~400 to 500 BC celebrated the law of conservation of energy as a truth to be internalized and made the basis of philosophy/religion. The notion … Continue reading

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Pledge to Dispel the Misery of the World

With the wish to free all beings I will always go for refuge To the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha Until the attainment of full Enlightenment Enthused by Compassion and Wisdom Today in the Buddha’s presence I generate the Mind of … Continue reading

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Trade-off

Consider carefully the things that you want, because they require that which you already have as payment. Be mindful of your current situation, to ensure what you have is not keeping you from what is most important. Stress doesn’t come … Continue reading

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We Have Not Succeeded in Unifying People

 

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Optimism To Abate Terrorism

I think that Active Philosophy needs optimism. The world needs optimism. We need to believe in decency. At the very least, we ought discount any notions of superiority. I’d like to assume that the majority of people in a stable environment … Continue reading

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Beyond Theology

“When God is dead, man, who was always defined as a creature other than God, begins to feel himself as other than reality – a sentimental irregularity in a dog-eat-dog system that might have been contrived by the Devil, if … Continue reading

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Excerpts from The Gospel According To Zen: Beyond The Death Of God

“A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: ‘Have you ever read the Christian Bible?‘ ‘No read it to me,’ said Gasan. The student opened the Bible and read from Saint Matthew: ‘And why take ye thought for raiment?  Consider … Continue reading

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Douchebag Alert!

I HATE Ayn Rand.  Hate her.  And all her insane fascist hyper-capitalist followers.  These guys espouse her philosophy perfectly.  It’s worth a skim, reading the whole thing causes glazed eyeballs. http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/09/16/brook.moral.code.outdated/index.html?hpt=T2 It’s important to keep in mind that at the … Continue reading

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The Grammar Of God

God – controversial. Some say it is tough to define, but such ambiguity doesn’t stop us from using the word “life.” No word is an obelisk, except for “obelisk.” Nothing is concrete, except for “concrete.” All is in flux. This … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking Proves My Point

Here is a quote from Stephen Hawking that illustrates my point about scientists trying to supplant God with word games: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” Hawking and his co-author, … Continue reading

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