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Why on earth should all those complicated brain processes feel like anything from the inside?
Today, perhaps the ultimate unsolved mystery of human life is: how and why does consciousness exist?
A village in India is making sure that both girls and trees grow up strong and healthy.
The phrases most heard on the streets here are “katham aasthi” (Sanskrit for how are you?) and “aham gachchami” (I am going).
Every citizen in postindustrial society will eventually confront how to cope with a consumer culture almost too good at giving us what we want.
Faced with the vast seas to be explored, the small band of professional translators of Sanskrit tend to feel like infants paddling on the Atlantic foreshore.
“Faith cannot save you from the claims of reason, except insofar as it preserves and protects that wonderful, terrible time when reason, if only for a moment, lost its claim on you.”
Cross-cultural studies that suggest that the “weird” Western mind is the most self-aggrandizing and egotistical on the planet: we are more likely to promote ourselves as individuals versus advancing as a group.
Human exceptionalism sees humans as the only beings worthy of moral concern.
If a “transcendent” should exist, all our categories for describing it are woefully inadequate.
Every religion can get appropriated by the West’s consumerist ideology.