I think everything comes down to knowledge. How to justify knowing and further, how to make choices. These are very frustrating issues for me.
When I was young I had two solid pillars of knowing: the church and the university. 591 more words
Part 1 of this essay (posted March 23, 2016) reviewed some of the significant literature and theories emerging from the relatively new field of evolutionary psychology in regard to cultural transmission and intergenerational transmission of values. 7,391 more words
The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity.
This statement by Sogyal Rinpoche, in Chapter 2, Impermanence, of Part 1: Living in The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying, may seem pretty straight forward off the cuff (bordering on the feel-good motivational cliché), but it actually bears profound weight – meaning, besides its hermeneutic context, it has contemplative actuality when its existential truth is sincerely empathised with. 1,603 more words
In this very brief paper, I want to share, almost informally, something I have been thinking about for some time. I have thought of a new approach to the problem of evil that I think important, and, naturally, the way in which I have always proposed to think of it. 548 more words