Advayavada Study Plan – week 39

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 39] As already explained, Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of our personalized Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time nowContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 39”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 38

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 38] As already explained, Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of our personalized Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time nowContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 38”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 37

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 37] As already explained, Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of our personalized Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time nowContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 37”

Digitising Candide — Voltaire Foundation

In what is arguably his most widely known work, Voltaire describes the extraordinary journey that his eponymous hero undertakes through geography and understanding, and for us digitising the novel is the first step on the long and – we hope and trust – exciting journey to digitise the whole of the complete works, the OCV. […]Continue reading “Digitising Candide — Voltaire Foundation”

Homeostasis (Damasio)

Both basic homeostasis (which is non-consciously guided) and sociocultural homeostasis (which is created and guided by reflective conscious minds) operate as curators of biological value. Basic and sociocultural varieties of homeostasis are separated by billions of years of evolution, and yet they promote the same goal – the survival of living organisms – albeit inContinue reading “Homeostasis (Damasio)”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 36

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 36] As already explained, Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of our personalized Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time nowContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 36”

Lockdown (Stephen Batchelor)

Lockdown allows a breathing space to consider the tragic absurdity of our existence. By letting the chatter of our fears and anxieties subside, we can hear the inner silence of our soul. As we breathe more easily, we can re-examine our lives from a space of nonreactive awareness. Do we really want to be complicitContinue reading “Lockdown (Stephen Batchelor)”

God According To Baruch Spinoza — Beneath The Layers

Today I would like to share with you a bit of Spinoza’s ideologies which have touched my spirit. For those of you who may not know about him, he was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese origin and was considered one of the greatest minds of his time. Many believed him to be an atheist (by […]Continue reading “God According To Baruch Spinoza — Beneath The Layers”

Advayavada Study Plan – week 35

[Advayavada Study Plan – week 35] As already explained, Advayavada Buddhism does not tell you what to do or believe, but invites us all to make the very best of our own lives by attuning as best as possible, by means of our personalized Noble Eightfold Path, with wondrous overall existence advancing over time nowContinue reading “Advayavada Study Plan – week 35”

Spinoza and the Upanishads — Eternal India – सार्वकालिक भारत

Photo by Margerretta on Pexels.com The Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632 – 1677) is considered to be one the leading rationalist thinkers of the Dutch Golden Age. His philosophical works had a huge influence on western philosophy, on the early Enlightenment movement and on modern bible criticism. In his master of works ‘Ethics’, which was […]Continue reading “Spinoza and the Upanishads — Eternal India – सार्वकालिक भारत”