Zen & Absurdism

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by exGOPer, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    That's why absurdism made more sense to me because it didn't make sense otherwise existentialism is just another school of philosophy with too much speculative metaphysics.
     
    #11     Feb 28, 2018
  2. Sig

    Sig

    I do have to admit that during my time in the military I retreated into an absurdist line of thinking frequently to help me deal with the institution. It's much more bearable when you can laugh at the absurdity of it!
     
    #12     Feb 28, 2018
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    #13     Feb 28, 2018
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  4. CSEtrader

    CSEtrader

    The fundamental difference between the two is that in absurdism everything is tried to be explained by the mind, while in Zen from the Higher Self perspective. Zen is not philosophy, Zen is the way to be, present at every moment - you can drink wine, you can do any nonsense, just be awake, observe yourself. Be an idiot as much as it will bring you Joy, which is the indicator that you are on your true way. Zen is misinterpreted as much as Crist's message. Trading is pure Zen for me.
     
    #14     May 20, 2018
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  5. Piptaker

    Piptaker

    Here's the definition of Zen written below .
     
    #15     Jun 8, 2018
  6. CSEtrader

    CSEtrader

    There is nothing below, is it what you mean?
     
    #16     Jun 8, 2018
  7. Piptaker

    Piptaker

    Everybody is in a certain "mind state" that can be defined. There are an infinite number of mind states. Most people don't realize the mind state they're in and are not in control of their thought patterns which ultimately defines their life. Basically zombies walking the earth. So an "awake" person understands we are all just mind states which externalizes in the world and when we control our thoughts more we start to control our world more.

    This is what the philosophical traditions were getting at including the bible which people have incorrectly interpreted by personifying it . The true meaning of life which everybody seems to be searching for is internal .

    The rich get richer and the poor stay poor.
     
    #17     Jun 8, 2018
  8. Piptaker

    Piptaker

    Yup Zen is the "mind state" of "nothing".
     
    #18     Jun 8, 2018
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  9. CSEtrader

    CSEtrader

    Everybody is rich and poor, and each soul has chosen to be born like that, their Higher Self, in order to get the lesson and become more elevated Self.
     
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    #19     Jun 8, 2018