Some later representatives of one Yogacara subschool (Prajnakaragupta, Ratnakirti) were proponents of extreme illusionism and solipsism (as well as of solipsism of this moment). The best example of such extreme ideas was the treatise of Ratnakirti (XI century)
“Refutation of the existence of other minds” (Santanantara dusana).
by Henry Rollins. Now this is a true hardcore Zen / Tao / Dharma whatever book. I recommend every seeker on the path to get this book and read it ! Then do a re interpretation of your boring fucked up life and get on clear terms with yourself and stop acting yourself but become you. Every single Paragraf is a kick in the guts, a smack on the face and a spiritual vision.
It is sit down , shut up and read time !
People spend to much time trying to make themselves happy. They never know what its like to feel the sheer, silent weight of existence. They’re too busy running from something that they havent even dealt with. How can they be the master of their own lives without this knowledge
Some info on the side:
Solipsism is first recorded with the Greek presocratic sophist Gorgias (c. 483–375 BC) who is quoted by the Roman sceptic Sextus Empiricus as having stated:
Even if something exists, nothing can be known about it, and
Even if something could be known about it, knowledge about it can’t be communicated to others
Amazon: Henry Rollins: Solipsist
I got a new Tattoo yesterday. The design made by Aswin, was put into skin by Moe, who is working at the Jungbluth tattoo studio, here in HH. And it looks great !! There is more in the pipeline, but I will wait to see how this one looks in 2 weeks.
When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul. ~Michelle Delio
by Henry Rollins. Acknowledgments Introduction High Adventure in the Great Outdoors Pissing in the Gene Pool Art to Choke Hearts Bang! One from None Black Coffee Blues See a Grown Man Cry Now Watch Him Die Get in the Van Eye Scream Do I Come Here Often? Solipsist Three Short Stories Photo Credits…
Yes at Amazon: The Portable Henry Rollins
Experiences of a Zen Student Out on His Ear by Janwillem Van De Wetering.
On one level a collection of unorthodox solutions to classic Zen Buddhist koans or riddles, the eagerly-awaited final volume of van de Wetering’s “Zen” trilogy is just as much an installment of the author’s witty and engaging autobiography. van de Wetering’s comments on the questions philosophy raises are mirrored in his encounters with a wildly varied group of characters beautifully “collaged” as the author says, “from bits and pieces of fellow students and seekers who kindly came my way.” He has discovered the ideal way to produce a work on Zen – and life – that is insightful, humorous and very human.
At Amazon: Afterzen
(by Steve Hagen)
The book “Buddhism Plain and Simple” (by Steve Hagen) shares the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, explains the twelvefold path, and includes Zen stories.
At Amazon: Buddhism Plain and Simple
At that moment Aos realized he was not alone; and a voice asked:
“Hast thou no fear?”
Laughing aloud, Aaos answered:
“Hidden from thy small susceptibilities, monstrous enormities are commited! On the day my wind bloweth a little the cow-dust away-thou O fool, shalt vomit hot blood at thine own prostitution and incest. When thou knowest not, the lust wills non-rationally, the belief bindeth with modest Ideas; the body is subject and suffers. What man can prevent his belief from incarnating? Who is free of filth and disease? All men are servile to the great unconsciousness of thier purpose in desire. The I thinks, the Self doth. There is no salvation from desire, neither day nor night does it cease its lengthy procreation of cause and effect: penetrating all things inexplicably. Endless are its elements and nothing whatsoever escapes its embrace-but its own Self-love. . . . Should I fear my I?”