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The logic of Buddhist philosophy – Graham Priest – Aeon

The logic of Buddhist philosophy – Graham Priest – Aeon | Odds and Ends | Scoop.it
Buddhist philosophy is full of contradictions. Now modern logic is learning why that might be a good thing
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Tim Lott – Zen Buddhism and Alan Watts

Tim Lott – Zen Buddhism and Alan Watts | Odds and Ends | Scoop.it
How I found my way out of depression, thanks to the writings of the English eccentric who brought Buddhism to the West
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"Watts was no dry, academic philosopher. With eyes hooded and penetrating like Aleister Crowley’s, he was a jester as well as a thinker, describing himself as a ‘spiritual entertainer’. Aldous Huxley described him as ‘a curious man. Half monk and half racecourse operator.’ Watts wholeheartedly agreed with Huxley’s characterisation. He carried a silver cane ‘for pure swank’, he hung out with Ken Kesey and Jack Kerouac (he is even parodied in On the Road as Arthur Whale). His English public school-educated voice was rich and deep, like a prophet’s, and his laugh juicy and contagious."

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"Look at anything closely enough — even a rock or a table — and you will see that it is an event, not a thing. Every ‘thing’ is, in truth, happening."

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