“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Object-Oriented Buddhism 3

Another reason why Buddhism is object-oriented?

Objects are not the problem. Your mind is the problem. Mostly the fact that you see yourself as special and different from other objects.


Nathan Gale said...


I'm loving these posts on Buddhism and OOO, namely because a friend of mine keeps telling me that "all of this OOO stuff" (as he affectionately calls it) is already a part of Buddhism. So it's great to see exactly how he was right.

Ted Bagley said...

maybe 'your view of mind is the problem' instead 'your mind is the problem'
I'm liking linking you to followers on twitter

Anonymous said...

Your mind is the problem, and (you) relate to it as an elusive, problematic and ultimately painful object. How are we to characterize "the problem" prior to this alienation? How - as I think Zizek fairly raises the point in the afterword to "Interrogating the Real" - are we interpellated in samsara?