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The Secret of the Way of the Sword

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

Taisen Deshimaru was a Japanese Zen master, primarily known for having powerfully contributed to the spread Zen Buddhism in postwar Europe. This story is drawn from Taisen Deshimari, La pratique du Zen (Paris: Albin Michel, 1981 [1974]), pp. 25–26.  Read more …

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Marcus Aurelius on Tribe & Passion

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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are a remarkable spiritual diary and, in general, a sure way for the modern reader to imbue himself with the practical wisdom of our ancient forefathers. That said, I do not believe we should uncritically defer to anything, and on two points in particular, I believe comment and criticism are warranted.

Firstly, a pervasive theme of Marcus’ is his struggle to control his judgment and emotions, in particular anger, and thus be as detached and “philosophical” as possible. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 92 
The Pursuit of Happiness 
Detachment, Part 1

Epictetus

Epictetus

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Beginning in August of 1999, I gave a series of eight lectures on “The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophies East and West,” dealing with different conceptions of the good life. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 83 
The Pursuit of Happiness 
An Overview of the Course

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