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Was Jesus a Buddhist? Was Jesus a Buddhist?

Was Jesus a Buddhist?

Certainly he was many things--Jew, prophet, healer, moralist, revolutionary, by his own admission the Messiah, and for most Christians the Son of God and redeemer of their sins. And there is convincing evidence that he was also a Buddhist. The evidence follows two independent lines--the first is historical, and the second is textual. Historical evidence indicates that Jesus was well acquainted with Buddhism. John Templeton Foundation : Does the Universe Have a Purpose? Western Philosophy. 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve. Western Philosophy - Mind Map. An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.

A reader recently wrote in asking if I could share a bit about the process of putting the book together and talk about how the project started.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Certainly. We Are a Cosmic Accident: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist. By Maria Popova How we drew the one we have from the zillions of possible universes in the cosmic lottery hat.

We Are a Cosmic Accident: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

Questions like why our world exists and what nothing is have occupied minds great and ordinary since the dawn of humanity, and yet for all our scientific progress, they continue to do so, yielding only hypotheses rather than concrete answers. But there is something immutably heartening in the difference between the primitive hypotheses of myth, folklore and religion, which handed off such mysteries to various deities and the occasional white-bearded man, and the increasingly educated guesses of modern science. The most compelling example of fine-tuning is dark energy — an invisible and unexpected cosmological force that hides in empty space and works against the universe’s slowing expansion, a sort of “cosmic accelerator pedal” that is speeding up its expansion and causing galaxies to drift away from one another.

On one thing most physicists agree. Thought Laboratory. To almost everyone this would seem a ridiculous question.

Thought Laboratory

Ancient Theories of Soul (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) First published Thu Oct 23, 2003; substantive revision Wed Apr 22, 2009 Ancient philosophical theories of soul are in many respects sensitive to ways of speaking and thinking about the soul [psuchê] that are not specifically philosophical or theoretical. 40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist.

If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves.

40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist

He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. "However vast the darkness, we must supply our own... Mark Malazarte ☻ INFO × Personal × ASK × RANDOM × Archives × B&W × Cinema!

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Books tagged eastern philosophy. What are they? What is your world view? A world view is the foundational belief system upon which one’s entire understanding of the “big picture” of all existence, and the more immediate “small picture” one’s personal existence, is based.It is the answer to “why” things happen, exist (or don’t exist)It answers “where” things come from and “where” they goIt is the motivation for one to act and not actIt is the motivation for one to believe and not believeIt is the underlying reason for emotional response: i.e. fear, peace, etc.

What are they? What is your world view?

What is Your World View and How Do You Determine It? : EVERYONE has a world view, but not everyone is aware of the one they hold. About - Rick Roderick. Why nihilism is not anarchy « Nihilism. There are many around you who use language for its flavor.

Why nihilism is not anarchy « Nihilism

They talk about what they want to believe, rather than what makes sense, because they are trying to construct an identity or an excuse for their own failings. They’re not interested in anything but themselves and how cool they look to their friends. The philosopher F.W. Doubt, Certainty, and Value in Descartes and Nishitani. Carl M.

Doubt, Certainty, and Value in Descartes and Nishitani

Johnson Kyoto School Seminar May 2007 Contents: ​Introduction The roots of doubt as a central concept in Western philosophy can be traced back at least as far as Pyrrho if not further to a source shared with Eastern thought. Philosophers and Their Works. The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky. The concept of infinity has fascinated humans since ancient times.The first known reference comes from the 5th century B.C.E. Wikipedia presents many interesting facts and applications of the concepts of both potential infinity (as used in Calculus for example) and actual infinity (as used in Set Theory). Dennis Wildfogel also created an original TED-Ed lesson on the concept of actual infinity. You can watch it here. Another great place to watch videos on infinity and other number related concepts is Numberphile.

Here are a few of their specific videos dealing with infinity, prime numbers, etc In addition to online resources, there are also some outstanding books dealing with the concept of infinity. . .@kkoolook: Photo. Philosophers. Ayn Rand, Objectivism, and Individualism. Ayn Rand is America’s most controversial individualist. She was a bold woman who produced brilliant works fusing fiction and philosophy. Her best-selling novels, like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, have sold millions of copies and continue to influence independent thinkers and celebrities the world over, from Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales to Angelina Jolie and Hugh Hefner.

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. — Ayn Rand, Appendix to Atlas Shrugged. The Ayn Rand Society. Right brain, left brain. - StumbleUpon. 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World. Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think.

Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. Free will? Home | Search Serendip.