Explore the ancient language of the Tipitaka and Theravāda commentaries
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In this short section (1:09:30-1:15:58) of this Introduction to Pāli talk
, Standford Professor of Old Languages (Classical Philology) Fred Porta describes why jhāna
is his favorite word in the whole universe.Download
"You stop me, obviously with a demand for a personal explanation. 'How is it, you write, 'that you reject with such immitigable scorn the very foundation-stones of Buddhism, and yet refer disciples enthusiastically to the technique of some of its subtlest super-structures?'
-Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears
, Chapter XXVII: Structure of Mind Based on that of Body (Haeckel and Bertrand Russell)
"Questions of reality are too important to be left to the scientists."
-Paul Feyerbend, The Tyranny of Science
, p. 51 (Polity: 2012).
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