Pythagoras, Greco-Buddhism, Vegetarianism and Reincarnation

First of all, the dichotomy of western and eastern thought, philosophy and such is an illusion. We often hear that the traditional, or ancient, eastern way of thought is more internal and that our western is more external. This is just story telling that has been popularized over many recent decades in the west. For in ...

Swastika – History, Symbolism, Use and Misuse

First, let me put things in perspective. We have religious symbols of the Abrahamic religions that have been used in wars, aggression, genocide and all kinds of prosecutions - spanning over 2000 plus years. Just reading the Old Testament or the Quran and you'll find plenty of genocide and hateful mass murder. Now, let's compare ...

All religions are bad – But good men are found in every religion.

I want to dress the nonsense of "all religions are good" or something along those lines. Every major religion out there has a bloody history. Starting from the old testament and the genocidal descriptions in it, which only naive fans can interpret in any symbolic way. The same goes for any other book. Es ist was es ...

Alan Watts ‘On Being God’ – Transcript of the Question and Answers

This is an interesting, enjoyable and inspiring Q&A session with Alan Watts. It's as enjoyable to listen to as to read so that's why I did this transcription. The questions are not always audible but Alan's answers are witty and worth it. The Q&A session begins at the 00:55 mark.   https://youtu.be/mmX8HZuhNXE   Alan Watts - So let us suppose I'm the ...

Mark of Cain and the Birth of Hinduism in the Indus Valley Civilization

Reading the Genesis chapters I come to this speculation about Cain, the mark he got from god and about the land he left for ”east of Eden”. This is speculation and not rooted in any evidence of course (like many other things in the Bible), yet I find it funny, or rather interesting.   https://youtu.be/_SmqrnnAdd4   First of all, ...