Philosophy

If we really are the universe conscious of itself (individuality and the ego being an illusion, of course), and if the universe is infinite (an infinite multiverse, universes within universes ad infinitum), then what does that say about consciousness and the true identity of 'I'?


It has been said that each philosophy reflects the life and temperament of the philosopher who created it. Perhaps. Perhaps all philosophy is autobiographical, is rooted in the personality of it's creator, but this does not necessarily undermine the validity of philosophy. Only personal experience can validate the truths contained in various different philosophies. And with enough experience, reflection, and wisdom, one sees that all religions and philosophies are but partial truths, and clearly discerns that every thought system yet conceived by Man is but an insignificant reflection (as Einstein said). Can we do better than what has been done? Can we synthesize the disparate strands of Man's thought into a coherent whole? I believe we can, for the Totality of all of Mankind's philosophies, and the recognition of the partial validity consigned to each, itself constitutes a new philosophy, and yields a new, much broader, philosophical vision and understanding.

In the following, I present some essays relevant to understanding my own brand of philosophy, which can be said to involve a synthesis and extension of Nietzsche, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Dhammapada.


Towards a Philosophy of the Future


personal philosophy

  • Expansion of Consciousness
  • The Singularity
  • The Relativity of Conscious States and Enlightenment
  • What is Enlightenment?
  • What is God?
  • What is Truth?
  • Ethics and the Aim of Life
  • Prelude to a Religion of the Future
  • "Let him who has eyes see"  philosophical poem with commentary
  • Additional Writings
  • Quotes



    Core Philosophical Influences



  • Ethics   [I]  [II]   [III]  [IV]   [V]  Spinoza
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra   [0]  [I]  [II]   [III]  [IV]   Nietzsche
  • The Will to Power  Nietzsche
  • Bhagavad-Gita
  • Dhammapada
  • The World as Will and Idea Schopenhauer
  • Yoga Vasistha  
  • Art of War   Sun Tzu



    Tangential Philosophical Influences



  • Critique of Pure Reason    Kant
  • Principles of Human Knowledge    Berkeley
  • Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding   Hume
  • Yoga Sutra    Patanjali
  • Upanishads
  • Tao Te Ching    Lao Tzu
  • Hua Hu Ching    Lao Tzu
  • Ashtavakra Gita
  • Forty Verses on Reality    Ramana Maharshi
  • Who Am I?    Ramana Maharshi
  • Perception and Knowledge



    Miscellaneous



  • Philosophy Forum
  • Philosophy of Mind