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Part V, third instalment: This third instalment will be the last, for the time being, that attempts to explain the pure theoretical basis upon which Buddhist beliefs and practices rest. It takes quite an effort of will to decide to draw a line here, because this has all been growing out of what was originallyContinue reading ““Ask a Philostipher (yet again)””
Part V, second instalment: nb: If you’re newly arrived here, this won’t make a lot of sense without reading the previous article. If you have read that, a quick up-to-speed reminder: we were discussing what interposes itself between a person’s stated beliefs and values (armchair/”bloodless” philosophy) and what actually happens, or even what is perceived.Continue reading ““Ask a Philostipher (again) ‘n See What He Says””
Part V, first instalment: First published: August 18, 2020 I fear I may have overdone the well-known popular-culture references in the previous article. To restore balance, this one instead leans towards weighty/niche-ey/avant-garde/obscure/high(ish)brow ones. Trigger Warning – may contain nerdy in-jokes. Or traces of nerds. There’s a model for how monks are supposed to present Buddhism,Continue reading ““Ask a Philostipher ‘n See What He Says””
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