Middling without a Middle

Avoiding extremes, we abide in the middle. Extreme views arise out of a basic ignorance of the nature of reality, and ground themselves on a basis that is assumed to be, or argued to be, the true nature of the reality with which they are concerned. Extreme views give rise to extreme behaviors, which are... Continue Reading →

Verses on Xenotechne & Theopoiesis

Xenotechne:Alien techniques of abstraction.Theopoiesis:Divine art of communion. Devoid of the act of abstracting individualsout of the concrete continuum,There would be no congregation to communeIn the first instance.Devoid of the need for real communionBetween congregated individuals,There would be no reason for abstractionIn the last instance.Though functionally distinct, Xenotechne and TheopoiesisAre basically inseparableIn their being different aspectsOf the... Continue Reading →

On Madhyamaka non-foundationalism

In contemporary Buddhist Studies (which refers to the mostly Western, semi-global academic study of Buddhism, and not the indigenous systems of actually existing Buddhadharma) the Madhyamaka is often rendered as a form of philosophical anti-foundationalism, which is opposed to totalizing, metaphysical forms of thought based on self-sufficient first principles or self-grounding foundations which pretend to,... Continue Reading →

Buddhahood at the Terminus of a Thanatropic Humanity

Consummate Buddhahood is like an alien intelligence from the future assembling itself entirely from the past and present afflictions of sentient beings, transforming this afflictive basis into remedial elements more conducive to the eventual and inexorable realization of this perfected body of wisdom and bliss. Cosmically speaking, humanity becomes known as being, and as having... Continue Reading →

Emptiness as Concrete Universal

According to Buddhist epistemology (à la Dignaga & Dharmakirti), what is otherwise considered by realist Hindu philosophers as the nature of a universal, as a reality exemplified by the particulars which instantiate it, are nothing more than combinations of  percepts (non-conceptual mental datum) which are made to take on the role of fictional proxies that... Continue Reading →

Being, Free of Freedom

At the absolute limits of conceptualization, freedom and bondage coincide as mutually grounding aspects of one another, with the implication being that there is no ultimately real difference between the mundane freedom to express the state of my personal being and the fulfillment of a sacred bondage to the process of cosmic becoming. A mode... Continue Reading →

Science & Religion Beyond Capital & Labor

The forces of science and religion, do not just have the potential to be, but have always-already been, in a constant mutual interaction since the genesis of either concept. In fact, to the extent that the present definition of the one makes absent the present definition of the other, they are known to be mutually... Continue Reading →

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