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Why the name Advaya? ll (Philip Renard)


  The term advaya (or its equivalent, pu-erh in Chinese, fu-ni  in Japanese and gnyis-med in Tibetan) is being used explicitly in a few traditions which, because this explicitness, could be together called ‘the one advaya tradition’, ‘the one direct … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 4


First, I agree with you concerning technical vocabulary (including Sanskrit!); it really is not required, normal English being sufficient for understanding, I should say, any subject matter, though there are terms from another language which don’t have a direct correspondence … Continue reading

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Conversation with H – Cont.


12.3.16 In my previous comments as a preliminary reply to H – taking into consideration his   scruples on the use of language and of certain anthropomorphic-sounding expressions in particular – I accepted that much of the language in Eastern texts … Continue reading

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Is metaphysics meaningful?


Is metaphysics meaningful?  (expanded from answer in Quora) Any hypothesis which predicts observations can in principle be tested scientifically. Take “metaphysics” to be the set of hypotheses about people and the universe which does not predict any observations, or none … Continue reading

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Debate with a philosopher – and III


The conflict between Western and Eastern philosophy, philosophy and science, logic and feeling exemplified in this debate. No resolution achieved. Continue reading

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History and men’s actions – ll


  From QUORA (dialogue) (Theses) Now when I say blind belief I say a belief without a reason. Believing in an anthropomorphic god. I agree to the fact that it is religion that developed a community, a society or rather … Continue reading

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Revolt against existence – 1st answer


First answer. –  Evil and suffering are undeniable, and there is no easy answer or remedy to this. Initially there are partial answers, but only an overall vision of things can afford understanding and, ultimately, serenity – a vision of … Continue reading

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