Category Archives: Philosophy

Happy Twentieth! On the Mind-Body Split

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Prakriti and Purusha: Mother Nature and Father Consciousness

As part of the Gita’s process of acting as compendium of Vedic philosophy, it includes an introduction to the concepts of Prakriti (Mother Nature) and Purusha (Father Spirit). Mother Nature/Prakriti is said to be the reason for agency (cause and effect), and … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Existential Anxiety

The Gita takes place in the field of Kurukshetra, also called Dharmakshetra (the battlefield of action). As the battle is about to begin, Arjuna–who belongs to the warrior caste–asks his charioteer, Lord Krishna, to move the chariot to a place … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! The Year of the Pig

Happy 20th of January to everyone! 2019 is the Chinese year of the Pig of the Earth. What better time to promote Epicurean philosophy? I recently came across the myth of Varaha, who is an avatar (a divine incarnation) of … Continue reading

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Not predestined for knowledge

There is a stupid humility that is by no means rare, and those afflicted with it are altogether unfit to become votaries of knowledge. For as soon as a person of this type perceives something striking, he turns on his … Continue reading

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Anti-Platonic Passage from RotA

The following is the very amusing anti-Platonic paragraph in chapter 20 of Revolt of the Angels (full review here): “While the little children played at hop-scotch under the Abbey walls our friends the monks devoted themselves to another game equally unprofitable, at which, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Law in Epicurus and Nietzsche

I recently had the pleasure of reading the highly-recommended book by Nietzsche, The Antichrist. Many of its paragraphs merely served to add depth and detail to some of the things I had previously come to understand from reading his notes … Continue reading

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