What is consciousness? And how do I really know you are conscious? This is the problem of solipsism. I know your brain is very similar to mine as you look like a human, sound like one and give an expression of someone with brain like other humans. By mathematical induction then, there is a perfectly … Continue reading Consciousness, quantum physics and Buddhism
Heraclitus wrote: Men are as forgetful and heedlessin their waking momentsof what is going on around themas they are during their sleep.Fools, although they hear,are like deaf;to them the adage appliesthat whenever they are presentthey are absent.One should not act or speakas if he were asleep.The waking have one world in common;sleepers have each a … Continue reading awake or asleep
Wakefulness is the way to life.The fool sleeps as if he were already dead,but the master is awake and he lives forever.He watches. He is clear.How happy he is! For he sees that wakefulness is life.How happy he is, following the path of the awakened.With great perseverance he meditates, seeking freedom and happiness. - from the … Continue reading awake and alive
Leaders in Europe and America have to take out dusty books of philosophy and check why Socrates and his ideas are still valid today: They’ve Never Been Rendered Obsolete He Taught Us to Question Everything He Taught Us That Life is Worthless Without Happiness He Taught Us to Ask if There’s Such a Thing as a Just War … Continue reading 10 reasons why socrates is still relevant today
Brave bystanders lift a burning car and save a man trapped beneath. Flight passenger leaps onto a burning man to prevent him from detonating explosives. As the train arrives, a 50-year-old man jumps on subway tracks to save a youth. These men/women were ordinary people who decided in an instant to do something heroic. Dr. Zimbardo thinks everyone can … Continue reading are you a hero?
Since Protagoras’ famous "man is the measure of all things," declaring human freedom as an unlimited absolute, philosophers have been fascinated with the idea of freedom. Philosopher/scholar Adler categorized freedom as: self-realization acquired state of mind self-determination: to determine — not necessarily carry-out — wishes/actions in life Gandhi thought, "freedom isn't worth having if it … Continue reading freedom according to camus, adler, gandhi, buddhism and modernity
Which is nearer,name or self?Which is dearer,self or wealth?Which gives more pain,loss or gain? All you grasp will be thrown away.All you hoard will be utterly lost. Contentment keeps disgrace away.Restraint keeps you out of dangerso you can go on for a long, long time.