Ep 511 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P1

Interview

Posted August 5th, 2018

Want to find peace even in the face of suffering?  Noah did.  Listen in as Glenn interviews Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”

Glenn

  • “Asking what was before the Big Bang is like asking what’s north of the North Pole.”
    ———–(The Unknown Theoretical Physicist)

    Interesting first half. I’ve been thinking of getting myself to a monkery (not that one needs to—I’ve just been thinking lately that that may have been where I belonged all along).

    • Gabriel von Himmel

      “Help me save me,”
      God only knows how fast these irreducibly complex ideas come rushing through our ganglia.
      but: “unknown knowns are known unknowns that have been forgotten”
      To answer all quandary regarding the meaning of life is answered in the Coen Beothers film “A serious man.”
      The 2nd Rabbi answered the question that perplexed the dentist, “But what happned to the goy?”
      Rabbi, “Who cares”

      • “A Serious Man” as allegory to “life, the Universe and everything” is apt indeed. I grew up in a predominantly Mormon neighborhood rather than a Jewish one, but so much of that film is more of a memory to me than a story. The F5 tornadoes massing on the horizon is the only thing from the film that hadn’t happened to me or a personal acquaintance, but I think I can see them from here now . . .

        • Gabriel von Himmel

          “Help me save me,”
          Saint Ralph, You do know, Mormons are “Just Latter-Day Jews.”

          “You have to believe to understand” the meaning of existence.
          Thank you for the spoiler ––– tornado.
          At least he got the $20 back before Armageddon touches down.
          There it is lurking on the horizon

          pax