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My Personal Path to Buddhism: The Jimboyana

My name is James. I am a 26 year old male, living in Washington State. I grew up in a non-denominational Christian church, in a middle class neighborhood.  767 more words


Nietzsche and Buddhism

Nihilism? Decadence? Will to power? Superman? True World? Eternal Recurrence? Nietzsche was a complex guy. Read this to learn more about how his ideas stood in comparison to those commonly put forward by Buddhist traditions. 1,687 more words


Dr Martina Feyzrakhmanova reblogged this on Thinking Clearly and commented:

I have to be honest: my interest in mindfulness started off, and still is, almost completely secular. I do not aspire to awakening and all those other big things that spiritual teachers preach (market). For me, it is more about resting the brain so as to allow it to function at its peak. This may sound cold and clinical, but all it is really is that I don't have massive expectations. All the same, I figured that if I am to get good at mindfulness, I need to explore it properly. The language used to explain mindfulness: non-attachment, non-judgement, acceptance - seemed very confusing to me. Confusing to the point of seeming to defy basic human nature.

The best way I can phrase it now is that the practice of mindfulness requires us to treat thoughts and emotions as if we are just watching them.
  But it did beg the question: how do you make sense of acceptance and non-judgement? How does that gel with constant resistance and overpowering ourselves that we are all so familiar with? How, and why, do we set and strive for goals if we are meant to be just accepting? I did wonder if there is a certain nihilism to the teachings behind mindfulness. So who better to ask than Professor Nietzsche, nihilism-connoisseur in chief? Nguyên Giác and I like to explore the thinking behind Buddhism, so in this latest piece I discuss Nietzsche's understanding, rejection and emulation of Buddhism in his philosophy and explain the logic behind his claim that it is a nihilistic religion. If you want the quick version, here it is:
  • Nietzsche misunderstood the concepts of Buddhism by mistaking interdependence for emptiness, probably due to lack of context and good translations
  • He defined Buddhism as a "true-world theory", meaning that Buddhism claims there is another, superior form of existence (Buddho, Nirvana, etc) and that inherently defies the value of our common, normal, unawakened life, hence it is nihilistic
  • Despite Nietzsche's rejection of Buddhism, his own philosophy is, in places, remarkably similar to it.

Nenunnanu: They Broke the Sacred Thread!

Did you know Nagarjuna was in Khuda Gawah?  I didn’t!  And I’ve seen that movie way more times than anyone should see Khuda Gawah… 2,560 more words

Film Reviews

Samantha and Nagarajuna playing crucial roles in Raju Gari Gadhi 2

మామాకోడళ్ల సినిమా!

రాజుగారి గది.. ఓంకార్ దర్శకత్వంలో వచ్చిన ఈ చిన్న సినిమా మంచి టాక్ సంపాదించుకుంది. ప్రస్తుతం దానికి సీక్వెల్‌గా ‘రాజుగారి గది-2’ చిత్రాన్ని రూపొందిస్తున్నారు..continue

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Thozha (2016) A critic and layman's review!

‘What you lost, can only be found in the place you lost it!’ on its own stands to have a lot of meanings. ‘Thozha’ extends it to human emotions and strikes in the belly of the beast. 441 more words


Nagarjuna in and as "Vikky Daadha"!

           Kamakshi Arts D.Siva Prasad Reddy’s Journey with Nagarjuna started with this film. Though he (jointly) produced “Mutaa Mesthri”, he was loyal to Nagarjuna and produced many films with him. 30 more words