Similarity, or Beyond Identity and Difference

This essay was written with the intention of exercising the application of the kind of logical reasoning Nāgārjuna, the Buddhist philosopher and practitioner who formalized Mādhyamaka or Middle-Way thought, employs in his "Mūlamadhyamakakārikā", or "Fundamental Verses of the Middle Way". Greatly motivated by the Prajñāpāramitā (Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom) Sutras, Nāgārjuna employs a sophisticated procedural deconstruction of all forms of [...]

Divine Persistence: Notes for a Post-Atheistic Conception of God

God does not exist. Nor has God ever existed, and nor will God ever fully come into existence. God is neither the efficient nor the final cause independent of the actual world. God can never be found and never will be found. God does not exist, but it can be said that God persists in action to [...]

Unity-In-Difference

There is no essential difference between Ultimate Reality and Conventional Existence; between Noumenal Emptiness and Phenomenal Appearance; between Being and Becoming; between Universal and Particular; between Feminine and Masculine.   While they can be logically independent, in actuality they are interdependent, with their cooperative interplay creating this fantastical flux that we call life.   It [...]

Power, Game, Love and Life

“If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution” —Emma Goldman       Power is always a relationship, and it is a force of change—the capacity to actualize potential. A relationship implies a difference, and this difference implies at minimum two parties with different set of elements.       There is the One and [...]

Love, Fear and Void

         Inspired by the smith chart graphical aid used by electrical engineers to solve problems in radio frequency engineering, this nomograph uses a dipolar axis (constituted by the poles of Self and Other) to contract the extremes of the standard Cartesian coordinate system (with only quadrants 1 and 2 included) into a [...]

reflections on the notion of Self (Identity)

     The sense of Self seems to arise out of the assumption that the chain of reference produced by our inquiry into this notion (the chain that results from reflecting upon the contents of this notion of self, in which the contents themselves are found to be only composed of a series of reflections [...]