10 Krishnamurti quotes on the meaning of life

The Indian philosopher had a lot to say.

Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti arrived in Sydney, 14 November 1970. Image source: Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
  • The Indian philosopher taught that concepts get in the way of observation, and only by ridding yourself of concepts can you experience freedom.
  • Reared to be a Theosophist leader, Krishnamurti rejected that system (along with all others) in formulating his outlook.
  • His books touch upon topics such as education reform, physics, and meditation.
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What nature is — according to philosopher Alan Watts

Philosopher Alan Watts thoughts on the the all-pervading presence of nature.

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  • Alan Watts explores the arbitrary distinction between artificiality and what is considered natural.
  • He lays out three unique ways of viewing the world through different world philosophies and sciences.
  • Humanity is not a separate entity from nature, but an intellectual disconnect makes us feel that we are.
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Alan Watts: What is the self?

Self defined not as individual ego, but the whole universe.

  • Alan Watts believed that we can comprehend a greater sense of the self.
  • The self is not alienated from the universe, but a part of the whole process.
  • Scientists have conceptualized a similar idea that sounds like it's straight out of the Indian Vedanta.
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6 books on the occult and mysticism

Biographies, treatises and stories on the occult and its strange cast of characters.

  • Almost by definition, the occult is a mysterious, hidden and captivating genre.
  • These six books help illuminate occult thinking and history for the curious reader.
  • Ranging from Cornelius Agrippa in the 16th century to Alesiter Crowley, also known as "the wickedest man in the world," these books are sure to entertain and provide their readers with a solid background in the occult and mysticism.
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Atheism is inconsistent with science, says Dartmouth physicist Marcelo Gleiser

Is it saying to much to say somthing doesn't exist when you have no evidence either way?

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  • Dr. Marcelo Gleiser has become the first Latin American to win the Templeton Prize.
  • The prize is given out for "contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension."
  • In an interview about the prize, he argued that atheism is "inconsistant with the scientific method."
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