Category Archives: Buddhism

Review of Why Buddhism is True

The following is, in part, a book review of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, by Robert Wright. It’s also an Epicurean evaluation of its claims. Many books have come out in recent years proposing … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: Epicureans in the Lotus

As the world sadly witnessed the distress, powerlessness, and suffering of thousands of souls due to the recent hurricanes in North America, many men and women of God on social media encouraged others to “pray” for the victims. We have yet to see … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth of October: The Goal of True Spiritual Practice: Pure, Effortless Pleasure

Happy Twentieth to all the Epicureans and Humanists everywhere! In my Six Things I Learned After Writing “Tending the Epicurean Garden” post, one of the points mentioned was this: Neuroscience was a field of great interest to Epicurean philosophy from the onset. Epicurus, … Continue reading

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PSBMS: On Correcting Unwarranted Fears and Views

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PSBMS: Respecting and Admiring Good People is Good for the Character

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PSBMS: Tranquility and Occasional Solitude

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PSBMS: Guarding the Mind and the Desires

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PSBMS: Take Care of Yourself First

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ERLS: On Generating the Multiple Causes of our own Ataraxia

Our earlier digression into Yoda and the chain of causation may have seemed like a pop-culture-inspired distraction from the Reasonings on the Lotus Sutra, but it perhaps serves as a good prelude to the subject of karma. As you may … Continue reading

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ERLS: On the Innumerable Worlds and on Communal Waves of Spiritual Progress

There’s a cosmological similarity between the spiritual world in which the Lotus Sutra takes place and the naturalist cosmology imagined by the early atomists, which includes a doctrine of innumerable worlds, with the Epicurean Gods dwelling in the regions between the … Continue reading

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