What's up with Buddhism's popularity boom in modern times? How do we know it's a more legitimate religion than Christianity? Has any person achieved "Nirvana" in history besides Buddha? Did Buddha really reach "Nirvana" at all? How do we know he actually reached that state if there is no scientific evidence of such a state? Has science managed to prove with evidence that Buddhist traditions like meditation have an actual impact on human biology? Is Buddhist philosophy (concepts like "Noble Eightfold Path" and "dukkha") legitimate...
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Christ is all and it is only through him that we shall achieve salvation.
Christ is the drop of water that makes all water known in all its qualities and aspects.
'Nirvana' is but a mirage compared to those who live in Christ.
What if we actually are living in a computer simulation, and superstitions like wishes on birthday candles or shooting stars are based on old cheat codes that have since been patched?
I think so too. Sometimes, thoughts like this pass me by when I'm drifting off to sleep. I become so afraid that the warmth of husband's skin feels so alien and far away. I'm paranoid that whatever good things I have in my life is nothing but an illusion. I'm even more afraid when I think that the simulation is based on my wants and needs. When I don't see opposition to my beliefs or statements, I'm that much closer to believing that my life is completely and utterly fabricated.
Did you get assigned quality literature while you were in high school?
Why was the boy found dead in the toilet by the squatters?
>Nihilism: nothing has a purpose, so why bother working hard
>Absurdism: even if nothing has a purpose, we must work hard
>Existentialism: we create our own purpose even if it doesn't exist intrinsically
Which one do you agree with and why?
Which books should everyone have irl hardcover editions of?
The Closing of the American Mind
The Lord of the Rings
A History of Modern Europe
The City of God
The Holy Bible (KJV of course)
Crime and Punishment
Abolition of Man
Just finishing an English AP course and part of our ISU or CCA (or what ever the hell you want to call it) is to select poetry that you think should be added to the study list for next semester. Any recommendations? What do you guys should the kids be reading these days in terms of poetry?
I'm a subvocalizing pleb who wants to improve.
Any speed reading resources recommendation? Books, software etc.
Dunno where this subvocalization meme started, but if you are trying to skim through books just use your finger and start using it as a guide to build up speed.
I just sincerely hope you are not doing this on actual literature.
>wanting to take most of the pleasure and aesthetic beauty out of reading because of a meme
Is it worth learning a science (beyond a general basic understanding) if you don't plan to have a career in it?
am I fucking up my time by reading a translated edition of infinite jest?
what books should I read if I want to become a psychopath and live life on ez mode?
what? I think there is a bit of misconception what a psychopath is. But they are highly successful because they lack shame, the capacity for negative self-perception, and yes consideration for the interests of others.
"You don't know what you would do in x situation because you were never in x situation."
Is this a logical fallacy? Does it have a name?
it's honestly not even a bad idea to do what he's saying, as long as at some point you actually read the book.
what he's describing is basically the first step of most speed reading strategies, except he's omitted the part where you actually read the book. because who has time for that? lmao
I'm supposed to be writing a screenplay play but I have no motivation, too depressed because of loneliness.
Can any of you help me, by posting advices, encouragements or just motivating videos/musics/whatever ?
I know that sound like begging but I actually need it.
If it will encourage you, I can post one a rare.