Monthly Archives: April 2018

“What is the Meaning of Life?” Understanding the Question

Dignaga founded a school of Buddhist epistemology and logic.

While the question, “what is the meaning of life?” is vague, philosophers generally think that it can be separated into cosmic or global questions like “What’s it all about?” or “Why does the universe exist?” and individualistic or local questions like “How should I live?” or “What makes a life worthwhile?” Continue reading “What is the Meaning of Life?” Understanding the Question

Solitary Confinement: “I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison” – Lacino Hamilton

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I was deeply moved by Lacino Hamilton’s essay “I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison.” Mr. Hamilton has been in solitary for several years now and I’ll leave it to my readers to read his short essay. It is a powerful description of this torture and the despair it evokes. What a powerful indictment of the prison system and its high-tech dungeons. What a historical stain on the USA. Do we need any further evidence that we are barbarians? Continue reading Solitary Confinement: “I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison” – Lacino Hamilton

Kahlil Gibran: Loneliness and Solitude

When I was about 18 years old I read the following words by the Lebanese artist, poet, and author Kahlil Gibran in a short collection of his writing entitled The Voice of the Master.

Life is an island in an ocean of loneliness, an island whose rocks are hopes, whose trees are dreams, whose flowers are solitude, and whose brooks are thirst. Continue reading Kahlil Gibran: Loneliness and Solitude