“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, January 12, 2012

"Buddhism" and Overmining

Another interesting feature of western Buddhism: the tendency to think Buddhism as a kind of overmining. In other words, there is nothing but appearances generated by subjectivity. The combination--it's all atoms in the void or a total mind projection--is the classic one-two materialist punch. Not Buddhism.

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