The nondual experience of oneness (wholeness) is at the core of mystical experience. But this union of opposites, this awareness of being is available in ordinary, everyday experience. One only needs but look and see.
Who are you? What is your self? What is that which you call ‘I’ and who are ‘you’ to call it that? Inquiry into the nature of the self is at the core of the Buddha’s teaching – and it is the key to the Buddhist liberation from suffering. Here we explore an iconic Buddhist story about the (non-)self.
Is Heraclitus the greatest philosopher no one talks about? And what did this thinker mean when he said the world is made of fire?
To hear these four truths, the Buddha said, is already the first step on a path that one day WILL bring you to becoming an awakened one, a Buddha, yourself.
By identifying with a myth or an archetype, archaic man participates in ultimate reality and enters the plane of the gods, of life everlasting.
Becker points out all political scapegoating is essentially a religious ritual. It is the act of embodying all the evil in the world and all the injustice in the state onto one easily discernible object. An object that then must be destroyed to destroy the evil it symbolizes.
An essay on the religious aspect of money, man’s innate denial of death and quest for more life. Has gold replaced God in today’s society?