Buddha and Plato, Walking Hand In Hand

Buddha and Plato (though Buddha’s time on this earth is less precise) lived at approximately the same time. Plato said, through The First Law of Classical Knowledge, that A is equal to A. Why? Because we wanted it to be. We wanted a world we could control.

Buddha said, through The First Noble Truth of Buddhism, that nothing is permanent, nothing is eternal (or, that A is not equal to A), though we want it to be, badly, and so we suffer.

The question is, in the west, do we know why we  suffer? Is this why 1 in 5 Americans consume psychiatric “medicine,” in order not to know? Could the world we thought we could control be ceasing to exist?

Rewriting The Classical Laws of Logic 1

Rewriting The Classical Laws of Logic- This Time Around Based On Organic Reality

The First Law: The Law of  Non-Identity

A can never be equal to A, as A is never the same from one moment to the next.

For A to be equal to A we would have to deny time, change, and nature. We have been doing this far too long.

Platoism for The Masses

Christianity simply served as a buffer while Platonism (the real equals the rational) trickled down to the masses.

So now here we are in an age with an absolute faith in science. The only problem being that the rational was never equal to the real. And so the age of mental illness is born.

Positively Nothing

“…reason has only one means of accounting for that which does not come from itself, and that is to reduce it to nothingness… The process is still going on today… under the names of science and Positivism.”

William Barrett Irrational Man

The Thinker

“The thinker whose thought is central, however, is always attuned to some urgent question of their time, of which the time itself is unaware.”

William Barrett Irrational Man