Posts by wisdomlover

Mao The Best TUK-TUK driver in Cambodia.

In a country like Cambodia, especially if you have never travelled it before, transportation within the city is one of those key aspects and there are tuk-tuk taxi drivers on every single corner always asking you if you need a tuk-tuk. It can be overwhelming especially if you are not used to it, or honestly,…

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The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism-from a Platonist: Can you spot the similarities?

Buddhism has had a long history that scholars have tried to understand for some time.  Looking at the history of Buddhism one sees many different and diverse branches or developments within the tradition.  The two major traditions are Hinayana (the lesser vehicle) and Mahayana (the greater vehicle).  They are very different; however, the different traditions have…

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My Journey Through the Ox Herding Pictures: Looking for the Ox, Picture 1

Recently, my guru Pierre Grimes, has been encouraging the Noetic Society to revisit and update the famous Ten Ox-Herding Bull pictures and commentaries. The ten ox-herding pictures illustrate the stages of practice leading to the enlightenment at which Zen (Chan) Buddhism aims and highlights the dramatic journey that we all travel in the quest for enlightenment in which the true Self is…

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The Meaning of Words: A Platonic understanding of Logos.

The Meaning of Words: A Platonic Understanding We live in a world today where, unfortunately, we have forgotten that words have meaning. Even worse is the curious fact that there is a war on “meaning” itself with such maxims as “It Is All Relative.” This “meaning” is important to understand for a Platonic Philosopher on…

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