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Buddhism and Existence

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1/23/2012 4:00:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze."
-- the Buddha [Lankavatara Sutra]

"My teaching transcends the whole conception of being and non-being; it has nothing to do with birth, abiding and destruction; nor with existence and non-existence. I teach that the multitudiousness of objects have no reality in themselves but are only seen of mind and, therefore, are of the nature of maya and a dream. I teach the non-existence of things because they carry no signs of any inherent self-nature."
-- the Buddha [Lankavatara Sutra]
"Far from being a paranoid or a determinist, the conspiracy analyst is a praxeologist; that is, he believes that people act purposively, that they make conscious choices to employ means in order to arrive at goals."

-- Murray Rothbard, 'The Conspiracy Theory of History Revisited,' Reason, 1977

"Scholarship is essentially confirming your early paranoia through a deeper factual analysis."

-- Murray Rothbard, Polytechnic University lecture