Alan Watts’ Philosophy, Biography & Key Ideas of His Teachings

By |2020-02-23T16:22:44+03:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Inspirational, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher who interpreted and popularized Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy

4 Socrates’ Quotes on Love That Reveal Eye-Opening Truths

By |2020-02-28T14:40:04+03:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

Socrates' quotes on love, like many of his ideas, can be a revelation and a different path in how we approach love and our impressions of its nature. Many have pored over the teachings and quotes of Socrates, but very few have examined his views on love. Perplexingly enough, love does not seem to be high on the Western philosophical agenda since, well… the beginning of philosophy. And the beginning of Western philosophy took place in Ancient Greece. Many consider Socrates to be one of

8 Buddhist Practices That Will Change Your Life Forever

By |2020-01-30T20:50:04+03:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

How the morning begins decides how the rest of your day will go, so start yours well with a few life-changing Buddhist practices. I found that these simple practices have helped me focus better on my work than before. They have also helped me get through sleepless nights. We don't have to make earth-shaking changes to improve our lives. It all begins with a few basic lifestyle changes. What Is Buddhism? To explain Buddhism is a Herculean task. After all, it has developed over thousands

10 Eye-Opening Life Lessons Learned from a Buddhist Monk

By |2020-01-31T20:28:17+03:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Life presents challenges occasionally, as every Buddhist Monk will share. We can turn these into strengths, with some guidance. A Buddhist Monk offers lessons that will open our eyes and push us forward. 1. Keep trying We should, first of all, continue trying to overcome challenges when we fail. A Buddhist Monk will suggest that we should look at problems from different perspectives because one of them may offer the solution we need. 2. Answers come from within us The problems of this world are

10 Zen Habits That Will Change Your Life

By |2020-02-03T14:49:37+03:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are like many people, you'll think that life is more complicated than it is. By doing so, you line your way with unnecessary obstacles and pitfalls. Consequently, you impose stress on yourself. You'll need to simplify your life with beneficial zen habits. What is zen, and why should you turn to it? Which are the key habits that will change your life? What Is Zen? Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that became popular during the Tang dynasty. Though it has strong

What Love Is According to Science, Philosophy and Religion

By |2020-03-20T00:55:25+03:00July 15th, 2014|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

The most popular Google search for last year was the question: “What is Love?” And the Guardian newspaper asked five "experts" to answer what love is. A physicist, a psychotherapist, a philosopher, an author of romantic novels and a nun gave their answer to the question about Love, from their personal perspective on the subject. 1. The Physicist "Love is chemistry" (Answers Jim Al-Khalili, theoretical physicist, and writer). Biologically, Love is an intense neurological condition, such as hunger or thirst, but more permanent. We say

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We’ll Never Solve

By |2019-03-12T14:34:11+03:00July 4th, 2014|Categories: Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence. The bad news? These are questions that may always lay just beyond the limits of our comprehension. Here are eight mysteries of philosophy that we'll probably never resolve. 1. Why is there something rather than nothing? Our presence in the universe is something too bizarre for words. The mundaneness of