Tag Archives: Zen

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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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. IV – Language Games

The following passages come from Wittgenstein’s magnum opus – Philosophical Investigations.  An understanding of language games is essential to his philosophy. A langauge game relates to philosophy in ways described in the previous three posts – it deceives us into belief … Continue reading

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Be Yourself!

Don’t Worry! Let anxiety pass through you like wind through the trees. Painting by Skip Lee

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Salvation Or Satori

Sesshu Toyo “One of the errors which most surely hinder man’s intemporal realization is that of seeing in this realization a compulsive character.  In many “spiritual” systems, religious or otherwise, man has the “duty” of achieving his “salvation”; he denies … 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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