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What are the best books on Tibetan Buddhism?
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>>18707854
The treasury of the basic space of phenomena

Going by this book's (5 stars on Amazon, recommended reading by many American educational institutions) methodology, how many people has capitalism killed?
>inb4 capitalism is an abstract concept it can't kill anyone
Going by this book's methodology, it can, as it talks about people communism has killed.
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1 gorillion
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>>18709120
Communism has killed millions of people. No one dies that the holodomor, the great purges, cultural revolution or the great leap forward killed millions. Its just that nazis and communist are no different than one another, and use the same augmentative tactics to deflect.
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>>18709139
Did you accidentally reply to the wrong thread?
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>>18709146
No, because you're just doing whatever retarded communist does - deflect and blame capitalism. Its not capitalism's fault you're fucking loser.
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>>18709151
Take your meds.

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I read an article by mark fisher recently where he confessed to taking superficial interest in intellectual persuits. Anyone know which article im talking about?
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so he was a hack pseud who admitted as much before killing himself?
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>>18708772
a pseud doesn't admit they're a pseud though I don't think mark fisher tried to be anything that he wasn't
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Capitalism Realism is perhaps the worst book I ever liked. It literally has no point and is just a projection of his own depressive paranoia theorized as a majority subjective state induced by Capitalism
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damn I guess he is debunked. case closed
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>>18708807
a pseud tries to make admitting to pseudery into something deep, thus extending the hackery. let me guess, he had something to say about how feigning interest in intellectual pursuits is the tendency forced on us by capitalist realism and neoliberal academia and that in a socialist utopia things would be better.

Are there any worthwhile books about making money? Are such books just worthless self help or are there books that could teach a person valuable skills and lessons.
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>>18708886
Getting back to it. 32 or something.
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>>18708801
take your pic, white man
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>>18708924
Well congratulations Anon I’m sure you will do fine. But tell me what made you want to go back? I’m in my mid twenties and I only have a few semesters left if I go back but I though it was to late for me.
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>>18708928
What do you recommend my Aryan brother.
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>>18708822
think about it kid. were always going to need water. and there isnt much left

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Where does one start with Zen buddhism?
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start by meditating on this ancient koan: you dilate, yet the rain still falls on the lily petals.
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>>18709102
Should've gone with red chrysanthemum to be fair
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>>18709022
This book is probably the best start for english speakers
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>>18709042
this but unironically
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>>18709022
that yard is just a big litterbox for that cat

By learning logic and mathematic, it is so easy to understand philosophical books.

In order to understand philosophy, we must comprehend the keys concepts of causation, relation, categorization, etc. We can get these things by learning math and logic.

Just do basic math like venn diagram and geometry. For logic, just practice it by participating in verbal logic online test.
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>>18706601
I have a cursory familiarity with both, but could you elaborate on which of their works would be good to read, and why?
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>>18706312
That's Pramoedya Ananta Toer. An Indonesia writer
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>>18705908
Ga usah repot mikir masbro
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>>18705908
That's because math and logic teach you how to think correctly and how to be creative all the while you are thinking correctly, things that are important for philosophizing well. You sound like you'd like a book on the foundations of mathematics. Read Evert W. Beth's "The Foundations of Mathematics".
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>>18706617
My whole rational for being a one-boxer personally is a game-theoretic angle. If I only open one box and my money isn't there I can call them out on it.

What are your thoughts on this book and Nicolás Gómez Dávila?

Some quotes of his:

Politics is the pastime of empty souls.

In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn't know.

Modern man does not love, but seeks refuge in love; does not hope, but seeks refuge in hope; does not believe, but seeks refuge in a dogma.

The modern mentality is the child of human vanity puffed up by commercial advertising.

If philosophy does not resolve any scientific problem, science, in its turn, does not resolve any philosophical problem.
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>>18707570
I like what I read, but unfortunately I dont have the time to learn a third language right now and there isn't any English collection I am aware of. And I can't find this edition anywhere.
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>>18708676
Anon there's literally a free aphorism collection in PDF around:
here, found it in 3 secs:

https://archive.org/details/NGDavilaEscolios/NicolsGmezDvila-Aphorismsenglish/mode/2up

read a couple at least
and yes they're translated into english for your convenience
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>>18707570
He's one of the most BASED philosophers in history.
I LOVE aphoristic lit so yeah, he's B A S E D
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>>18707570
>mfw when I'm Colombian and own his complete oeuvre + rare editions + his extremely rare 2 essays printed in an official book
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>>18709061
but you still live in the anus of the world

Which Gospel is the best and why?
>inb4 some Gnostic says Thomas or something
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>>18706978
I personally like Matthew because it’s quite direct and a bit argumentative. John scares me a bit frankly.
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>>18706978
why is the logos not God?
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>>18706978
gospel of mary
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>>18706978
John, then Mark, then Matthew, then Luke
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Corinthians

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Bought my first real fiction book. What am I in for?
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>>18707507
nta, but whenever someone tells me "it's good, just push through it" it just gives me flashbacks to blood meridian which was one of the most dull books i've ever read, haven't read dune though
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>>18707065
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I'd be banging Princess Irulan in a heartbeat. a true /lit/ diva.
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>>18707014
Austistic world building and sub-par narrative. If you are a teenager really into the idea of authorial rule you will cream your pants
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>>18708353
We're talking about Frank Herbert, not Douglas Adams.

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IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE

The long wait is over and our beautiful edition of Moby-Dick is finally available in digital and print. The book costs $13.28 USD which is the minimum price lulu will allow me to sell it for. I make 0 (zero) profits off of this book. The ebook is free and I have uploaded it to libgen and z-library already. Links are below. Searching for the book in libgen and zlib yielded no results, so I will be putting the links in the goodreads review. It's possible that they need time to process but if someone is more familiar with uploading .pdfs to those sites feel free to do so. If for some reason you don't want to click on any of these links, email mobydickbylit@pm.me and I will send you the .pdf of the book and a cover .jpg if you would like. Thank you to everyone who contributed and my sincere apologies for taking an unacceptably long time to come out with this bastard.

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>>18704987
From what I remember, /lit/ hasn't been particularly gay outside of really liking Mishima.
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>>18707928
But animals do it too
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>>18708270
Pretty sure OP is a faggot tho
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>>18696709
>TRANSLATOR'S NOTE
Kek
Good job, lads
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>It is unethical to put people in a situation where the only escape is suicide and all of the pain, fear, guilt of leaving others behind, and more that comes with it. Not to mention the pain that precedes it that pushes people to this point in the first place. Also, many people are miserable but don’t commit suicide because they are afraid they will survive, fear the pain, don’t want to hurt others, social stigma, the survival instinct, etc. They never should have been put into this situation in the first place.

>Additionally, the idea that no more new people should be brought into existence does not necessarily imply by itself that people who have already been forced to exist should stop existing. A person who is currently alive may be happy with their life and want to continue living. However, it is still unethical to create someone else who might not feel the same way. Since there is no way to know how they will feel and no way to receive consent to take the risk, it is not morally justified to reproduce.

>Furthermore, people who are born may suffer but still be concerned about how their friends or family will react to a suicide. So even if they are miserable, they will not commit suicide and continue suffering for the sake of others. This does not mean they enjoy life or think it is worth the pain; they simply do not want to hurt others by committing suicide.
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>>18696115
Ultimately we have a personal responsibility for our own lives and for our own happiness. In the case you see it as an impossibility, we have—to borrow Sartre—the radical freedom to leave. I see no reason to blame one's parents—they are not responsible for your happiness, you are—for begetting you; even if your life is suffering, it is not your parents' fault nor responsibility. They gave you an opportunity; how you use it is your choice. Likewise, you have the choice to choose oblivion, and is it your responsibility to worry about the mismanagement of the 'potential handed to you', of their sadness and disappointment when you do not outlive them?
I don't see how one can blame others for one's suffering, for being 'forced into this world of flesh', whilst simultaneously avoiding suicide to prevent parents and friends from feeling quilty. How can you both blame them and feel quilty for their feeling responsibility?
You were given an opportunity—for better or worse—to happiness and more. If your hopes were never realised—be it for fate, circumstance or personal responsibility—can you ultimately blame anyone for being given that chance?
Even if it all comes to naught, is not the possibility—as remote as it may have been—better than nothing at all?

>Many people are miserable but don’t commit suicide because they are afraid they will survive, fear the pain, don’t want to hurt others, social stigma, the survival instinct, etc. They never should have been put into this situation in the first place.
Ultimately it is their choice, their responsibility; they can blame none but themselves. They may be miserable, yes, but they might have not been; they might still not be. Whether they take that chance is responsibility of none but theirs alone—a child can blame his parents for his unhappiness but it is reprehensible for an adult to do so; he must choose for himself – and live for himself also: One cannot spend his whole life in the shadow of one's parents; if one feels that life itself is a mistake he must decide whether to see it through or to end it forthright; to blame someone else is outright cowardice. One must bear the responsibility of living one's life—whether he's prepared for it or not—and the responsibility for ending it also.
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You whiny faggots and the author of this tripe don't know what suffering is.
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>>18707953
If you've had sleep apnea you can understand a fraction of it.
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>>18708254
This is by far the most retarded post I've read in a while.

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>ACTUALLY, THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE REAL NAZI'S!!!!

Why do people still recommend this drivel?
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>>18708750
>King or emperor

There is neither in Lewis' novel, so I'm not sure what you mean by "it"
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“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”
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>>18708609
Because most people are really stupid.
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>>18708750
>democracy
This isn’t a democracy

>>18708609
The head Blue Micky was based on Huey Long. He was a Democrat. And from what I heard not even all that racist for an old “Dixiecrat”
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>>18709052
Shut up commie
>>18708750
I'm sick of retards like you - the national guard should just shoot you instead

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books that induce this feel?
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>>18707445
unironically? frankenstein
>You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow creatures, who owe me nothing? They spurn and hate me. The desert mountains and dreary glaciers are my refuge. I have wandered here many days; the caves of ice, which I only do not fear, are a dwelling to me, and the only one which man does not grudge. These bleak skies I hail, for they are kinder to me than your fellow beings. If the multitude of mankind knew of my existence, they would do as you do, and arm themselves for my destruction. Shall I not then hate them who abhor me? I will keep no terms with my enemies. I am miserable, and they shall share my wretchedness. Yet it is in your power to recompense me, and deliver them from an evil which it only remains for you to make so great, that not only you and your family, but thousands of others, shall be swallowed up in the whirlwinds of its rage. Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me. Listen to my tale; when you have heard that, abandon or commiserate me, as you shall judge that I deserve. But hear me. The guilty are allowed, by human laws, bloody as they are, to speak in their own defense before they are condemned. Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Oh, praise the eternal justice of man!
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>>18707873
>Was it really this /lit/?
stop reading fantasy trash if that impressed you, tranny
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>>18707445
I think theres a hpl story about a dude who lives alone in a castle... i wont spoiler it
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>>18707445
This is fucking awful, what even is this?
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>>18707873
The combat was pretty mediocre and the platforming as well. It got better in Legacy of Kain 2, but all in all they weren't the main focus of the games and I can forgive that because the saving grace of the game and the whole Legacy of Kain series was the fucking fantastic writing by Amy Hennig.

>>18708208
Imagine having this a taste this shit

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Is this actually worth reading, or just the Harry Potter of chinks?
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it's great

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ITT: books liked exclusively by sissies and homosexuals.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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>>18707745
offtopic posting, doof
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I like big boobies and I like Ulysses.
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>>18707745
Much appreciated. It’s about time we got some fine lines like this in here. Don’t go driving though.

>>18708964
It is so. The Tokyo Olympics are starting rn!
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>>18707745
Do people really post 3D on /a/ now
The absolute state of this site




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