An analysis of the prehistory and the first civilizations in contrasts to the supernaturalism

This version might differ slightly from the print publication. Stealing Down the Road to Perdition In grammar school the nuns made a point of telling us that stealing constituted a terrible sin.

An analysis of the prehistory and the first civilizations in contrasts to the supernaturalism

I confess that, in the past, when I was researching the pseudoscience called psychiatryI had to read a book of one of those authors who deliberately and unnecessarily wrote in extremely opaque prose. I mention this only to show that I can decipher opaque prose if I wish.

But only in an exceptional case, where no other historical works on the same subject were available, I dared to break my rule. This illustrates my extreme passion for crystal-clear and distinct language, and my loathsome even for the great minds of Western thought that refuse to write in readable prose.

An Irreverent History of Philosophy. Stewart goes as far as trying to debunk almost the entire field of philosophy, partly for the specious use of obscure prose in many of the works of the greatest thinkers.

All of these works were written in clear prose. The Truth About Everything corroborated what I already knew but was afraid to say aloud. Those who study the snares of language, on the other hand, point out that Confucius detected the trick of using obscure language to pose as a profound metaphysician.

A single example will suffice: If the interpretation of the universities is right, that is to say, if philosophers are so profound that only a few can grasp their ideas, how do you explain that Kant, the philosopher who introduced such obscurantism into the modern West, has been interpreted in dramatically different ways by such giants as Schopenhauer and Heidegger?

The answer is obvious. But Evola represents exactly what is wrong with complex philosophizing that moved me to put one of his books into the trash can. In his essay published at C-C he even claims that Zen stands for a return to the original Buddhism, something that is patently untrue see below.

An analysis of the prehistory and the first civilizations in contrasts to the supernaturalism

If you ask exactly what is Evola leaving out I would say that Buddhism contained the seeds of race treason for the Aryans in India. In a recent comment at this blog, Stubbs said: Our race has had some really bad ideas over the ages: Stubbs is right, and to prove it I have no choice but to debunk one of the most venerated religious icons of the West after the s started to replace Christianity with Oriental cults and New Age nonsense.

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Infinite soul odysseys I had to cross through before I stopped seeking my salvation in mysticism, cults or the paranormal. Fortunately, Wisdom Publications sells a splendid English edition with extensive introductions, summaries of the sutras attributed to Buddha, and hundreds of notes and appendices in three volumes which together consist of more than 4, pages.

Unlike the extensive Talmud the Pali Canon is, as to abstract ideas, very dense. Evola did not read them either, since this translation is so recent. But whether we like it or not we have to start from the Pali Canon, aided by modern commentators, to speculate about who might have been the historical Buddha, if he was a historical figure at all.

For the moment I must rely on other scholars for what I venture to say below. The Buddha of dogma Buddha was born between the fifth and sixth centuries B.

This seems to be true story. Birthplace of Siddhatta in Lumbini Very few know that the narrative of the gospels of Matthew and Luke about the virginal conception of Jesus is not original.

Moreover, the texts say that when Buddha was about thirty he suffered temptations by a devil like Jesus in the desert at the same age that wanted to prevent his enlightenment.

Like Jesus, Buddha is regarded by tradition as a man of extraordinary compassion for the downcast, and believers also attribute to him diverse miracles, like the Enlightened One having walked on the sea and calmed storms; stopped a plague in a village; more spectacular levitations than the ones attributed to Catholic saints, and even bilocations of his body.

Like the Christian gospel, when Buddha died tradition says that the earth trembled and that the light of heaven was darkened. New Testament scholar Randel Helms suspects that the narrative of Jesus walking on the sea was modeled on Buddhist legends.

The earliest New Testament writing, the epistles of Paul, do not talk of empty tombs, appearances of the risen Jesus, or the Ascension: The Gospel of Mark, the earliest of the canonical gospels, speaks for the first time of the empty tomb but no Ascension or postmortem appearances of the risen Jesus to his disciples.

Only in the last of the gospels to be written, the gospel of John, appears a developed Christology interwoven with other narratives about Jesus.

For the critical reader it is obvious that the writers of the New Testament added layer after layer of inspiring legends to a more primordial tale.

The story that conquered my imagination about the Buddha when I just left behind my teens was precisely the experience of the satori, or enlightenment, when he saw the planet Venus in the morning after his final session under the tree. At that time I could not think as modern historians do: Rewording some later texts, the starting point of his teaching seems to be something like this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering… Here is the truth about the origin of suffering: The Siddhatta of history?

Buddha would be the leader of a sect with half hundred arhats or perfected men.

An analysis of the prehistory and the first civilizations in contrasts to the supernaturalism

White nationalist circles are fond of saying that Buddha was ethnically Aryan. Unlike Jesus or Mohammed, the stories about Buddha were written several centuries after his death.Prehistory of the St.

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