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Seeing things as they are

Buddhism is quite different from all other major religions. While other religions offer to its followers the answers to metaphysical questions and doctrines to devote oneself to, Buddhism presents to those interested primarily a different way of seeing things. This is because Buddhists say that the Buddha was first and foremost interested in the human […]

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Seneca on Adversity

When his friend Lucilius asked why good people suffer from misfortune, the Roman philosopher Seneca answered that nothing bad can happen to a good person. Seneca tells Lucilius that a good person is one who lives a virtuous life; and that the virtuous person is one who accepts what fate hands them and is calm […]

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An attitude for an absurd world

The philosopher Albert Camus said that “there is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide”. According to Camus, the fundamental question that philosophy should try to answer is whether life is worth living or not. Many people choose to die when they believe that life is not worth living and so we […]

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Finding meaning in difficult moments

The will to meaning Victor Frankl was a Jewish psychiatrist and the founder of a type of therapy called logotherapy. In 1945, Frankl was arrested by Nazi officials and became a prisoner in the concentration camps of the Holocaust. His possessions were destroyed and his whole family were murdered. He suffered from intense hunger and […]