Alan Perlman's Blog Posts Tagged 'Zen' (2)

The Existential Meaning of "Groundhog Day"

“Now that I’ve shed my skin completely, One true reality alone exists.”

Zen saying


Zen monk: “How should I escape birth and death?” Zen Master Shih-kung: “What is the use of escaping it?”


“In this world, we eat, shit, sleep and wake up.  After that all we have to do is die.”



Once again it’s Groundhog Day, which was nothing more than a rather witless locally-oriented celebration (and an American…


Added by Alan Perlman on February 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Secular Wisdom for Humanists


If secular humanists don’t look to God, the Bible or the Quran for their wisdom, where do they get it?  From other human beings, of course.  It turns out that people have been thinking and writing for a very long time about how to live a good life.

I’ve noticed that many of the same ideas keep showing up, across geography, history and culture.

The following collection provides practical advice about how to think, behave, and regard others,…


Added by Alan Perlman on June 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

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