Being selfless though we have an expression of the “I”?

[Based on my previous article: Nature and Dogma – The Objective Good and its limited subjective perception (2020)] As pointed out before, evil means that the Good is lacking and the important question is of course, how is it possible that the Good is lacking at any spot, even the smallest, as the Good engarnsContinue reading “Being selfless though we have an expression of the “I”?”

Yaoshifo: Helping us to stand up, even if we failed many times before

“I have been told by a friend that ‘it is hard, but it does not look like it is hard’. Certainly I have a strong mentality. I am often frustrated and angry. Sometimes you need the power to burn that ‘angry fire’, but on the other hand you also need to try to calm itContinue reading “Yaoshifo: Helping us to stand up, even if we failed many times before”

We will never get rid of encountering difficult situations, but we can work on handling them

“Karma manifests itself, on the one hand, as a result of past actions in the present, and on the other, present actions, which determine future consequences. […] It is a feature of the game of life that no one can only always win, that we always have to take losses and suffering as well. TheContinue reading “We will never get rid of encountering difficult situations, but we can work on handling them”

Are Hinduism and Buddhism really pantheistic?

There are some voices claiming that there is either a Creator which followed the patterns of the Abrahamic religions, or a pantheistic force which allegedly could be found in Hinduism and Buddhism. Actually, there is a common misconception about Pantheism. Pantheism means that God is immanent as “all is God”, and thus, nature and GodContinue reading “Are Hinduism and Buddhism really pantheistic?”

Stop carrying all the negativity with you!

How often do we run after things that are absolutely negative? Or even worse: We don’t run after things, we carry these negative things with us!  […] Stop carrying them with you. Rabbi David Kraus: Wahrnehmung. Breslev Deutsch, 3 December 2018. (translation mine) So how often do we evaluate our situation to see whether weContinue reading “Stop carrying all the negativity with you!”

“Chassidic Philosophy, Platonism & Yogacara Buddhism” – My guest appearance in Sanjana Singh’s ‘The Naked Dialogue’

The Naked Dialogue – Hosted by Sanjana Singh (Tel Aviv, Israel) Episode 7 with Timo Schmitz: Chassidic Philosophy, Platonism & Yogacara Buddhism