Similarities in systems of thought: east and west.

Some of the early greek thought systems share similarities with the eastern philosophy. Stoicism and buddhism seems to overlap in many aspects.¬†Stoicism¬†promotes the development of self-control as a means of overcoming destructive desires and emotions; the philosophy holds that becoming a clear and unbiased thinker allows one to understand the universal reason (logos). Buddhism is…


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On self-suggestion

from “Essays in Zen Buddhism” by D.T.Suzuki: When the word ‘Yamato-damahs’ is mentioned it seems to awaken in most Japanese a fervent patriotic passion. The children are taught to respect the flag of the rising sun, and when the soldiers come in front of the regimental colours they involuntarily salute. When a boy is reproached…


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