Started by Baruch, May 03, 2017, 10:33:01 PM
Quote from: SGOS on May 06, 2017, 11:30:17 AMFrom what little I understand about Buddhism, I won't deny the claims of those who find comfort in it. But nothing is an end all be all state. Even recognizing there is no end all be all, isn't the ultimate end all be all. The girl showcased in the video had a boy friend who died. She could have dealt with in many ways. She could have started a dog walking business or attended a Tony Robbins workshop. She chose Buddhism, or so the video implied, but I'm inclined to think there were more motivators than that behind her quest. Westerners do things for personal reasons, just as many Easterners seek out the west for financial security and wealth. Whether one is better than the other, who can say? There is no correct answer. People do things for personal reasons.
Quote from: Shiranu on May 06, 2017, 12:11:13 PMI love many Western philosophers, but I cannot stand Western philosophy. It is almost antithesis to my world view and my distaste for how we try to intellectualise everything. This for me is why Eastern thought tends to interest me more.Authors and poets have infinite more use to our society than whatever our philosophers have to say, which is really unfortunate since we use to have a great tradition of philosophy for philosophies' sake.