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ALL I KNOW IS THAT I TELL THE TRUTH

St Teresa explains away doubts about her mysticism by saying, “All that I know is that I tell the truth; and I shall never believe that any soul who does not possess this certainty has ever been really united to God” (qtd. in James 410).‘Likewise, the philosopher William James reproaches … Continue reading

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RIGHT VIEW IS NO VIEW

“Right view is no view, do not submit to figments; neither cling to views. Neither attach to the purified and bright-view. – no view is right view! Attach to nothing. free your mind from everything; – neither follow views! Let others have them; This Sublime Holy Path will – end … Continue reading

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BUDDHA, NIETZSCHE, AND ODEIPUS ON TRUTH…

EXPLAINATIONIn Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche uses the imagery of Oedipus to blame us for seeking truth rather than rather than finding it for oneself rather than conforming to external truths which are constructs forced on people from outside. He claimed that placing a value on metaphysical truth is a … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS NEITHER PHILSOPHY NOR DOCTRINE

This beautiful dialogue between Dighanaka and Gautama the Buddha is the teaching that Buddhism is neither ‘philosophy’ or ‘doctrine’ and to think otherwise is to mistake ‘the finger pointing at the moon for the moon itself’. This story is retold by Master Thich Nhat Hanh [1] originally found in the … Continue reading

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RIGHT-VIEW IS NO-VIEW: BUDDHIST SKEPTICISM

Buddhism is very different from other religions because it refuses all dogma and embraces, promotes and teaches doubt. Buddhism goes even further and insists that advanced right-views are to have no-view and even denies that it is itself teaching the truth about the world and remains a faithful enterprise working … Continue reading

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