“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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Heidegger Interviewed by a Buddhist Monk

Bikkhu Maha Mani, to be precise. Now that's what I'm talkin' about! I think it's from 1964. If anyone knows different, let me know.

The monk's name means “Great Jewel.” Of great interest, without doubt, is how Heidegger stresses a difference between Buddhist and Western thinking in terms of granting some kind of specialness to the human (as opposed to the animal or the plant).

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