Brad Warner - The Whole D@#^ Business of Reality


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"The thinking mind can do incredible stuff. So it gets very full of itself and decides it can figure out a thought that will that will sum up the whole damn business of reality.

And maybe one of these days there will be a theory of everything. But you'll still be left with, "I just read a thing. And that doesn't help me with my sadness..." - Brad Warner

Riffing off a remark from his conversation with Stephen Batchelor, Brad tackles the question of whether Buddhism is a form of materialism, idealism, or something else entirely. With a deep dive into Western Philosophy and a little help from Dogen, the Lankavatara Sutra, and Kobun Chino, Brad looks at how and what we humans think about the world and whether all this thinking is actually doing us any good.

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