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Background The Truth? Similarities Between the two Teachings Differences Between the two Teachings Background When I began to study the emptiness teachings in earnest, I had already been familiar with the advaitic awareness-style teachings for many years. By “awareness-style teachings” I mean the teachings for which global, non-phenomenal awareness or Brahman is a foundational […]
(This article is hosted by The Culturium.) Seeing things as empty flies in the face of our usual experience. Usually, we imagine the self and worldly phenomena to exist in a very non-empty way, as if they rest on firm, objective foundations. According to Buddhism, when we suffer, it is because these projections are out […]
Title of the Text: “Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists” Original Date: 1713 Purpose of this Study Guide: To help people wishing to use George Berkeley’s arguments in support of nondual inquiry. Berkeley offers powerful insights against the independent existence of physical substance as an inherently existent thing. I […]
Over the last two days, I saw two fascinating movies about the end of Spanish colonial influence in Africa. Both are set in the mid-1950s, as Spanish power is diminishing and independence movements are on the rise. It’s rare to see a movie about modern Spanish colonialism, and here were two of them in two […]