Tag Archives: Buddha

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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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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Wash Out Your Mouth!

Below I copied a quote in response to the final question in Optimistic Musings: – If you couldn’t use the word God, what word would you use? Christian piety makes a strange image of the object of devotion, “Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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Atheism, Cont.

In a recent post I decried Atheism, or the way that some approach it, for being absolute.  However, as Cheryl reminded me, atheism or no faith does no necessarily equate to anything absolute, but rather the opposite. My scattered thoughts emerged … Continue reading

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Reincarnation And Life After Death

This is a conversation from the gospels of Buddha; this posting was inspired by a conversation begun in Fear Of One Another and circles around in a nifty way to questions raised in Sameness. Kutadanta: I am told you are the Buddha, … Continue reading

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Baruch Spinoza, Part I – or, Don’t Blame God for Religion

Devising this post set my blogging back a considerable amount timewise. It is in response to Caprice, and also in response to Self Control.  It is also a continuation of The Calculus of Decisions. Spinoza is an amazing thinker.  I … Continue reading

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