Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion DISCUSSING SIMONE WEIL in THINKER'S CORNER
"Weil had a great intuition in underlining the multifaceted nature of the concept of "person" and the need for acknowledging a further dimension that she called "the impersonal". This cannot be equated to the Buddhist not-self/anatta, however it…"
Dec 13, 2019
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion SELF-CARE AND COMMON SENSE in THINKER'S CORNER
"once again "self" seems to be the stumbling stone. Everything might be much easier in terms "care" instead of "self-care". Care can be of course concern about ourselves but it's inclusive of others.  The case of the doctor is highly illustrative.…"
Sep 28, 2019
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion BREXIT - A POETIC APPRECIATION in WAR & PEACE
"more than bravo!!  a satirical genius!!!"
Aug 11, 2019
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion WOULDN'T IT BE NICE in WAR & PEACE
".. and you might say I am a dreamer. But I'm not the only one...."
Jul 3, 2019
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion LIBERATION in THINKER'S CORNER
"what about assuming that liberation comes from letting go?"
Jun 13, 2018
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion RUSSIA'S NEW WEAPONS: What does it mean? in WAR & PEACE
"hi David, thank you.
Equanimity is highly difficult, both as an awakening factor and as a Brahamavihara. It's the point from which we can look at how things are going all over the world while (through?) feeling our fears and our regrets. The latter…"
Mar 26, 2018
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion REFLECTIONS UPON A LUMP IN THE THROAT in THERAPEUTAE
"hi.  It was great to meet you and to attend your workshop in Milan. And your post here is also very inspiring. It happens to me to come across similar experiences. In a way, it seems possible to state that "nothing is created, nothing is destroyed"…"
Jan 23, 2018
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion FRANCE CHOOSES EUROPE in WAR & PEACE
"French elections have been the lab of a fundamental political change in Europe, and at the global level as well.  As a sort of Cartesian "clear and distinct" idea, it is now emerging that federalism and nationalism are the new main poles in politics…"
May 7, 2017
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion WITH FIRE IN THEIR HAIR in HELLENICA & ANCIENT WISDOM
"yes. along the centuries the most basic foundation of Power has been the one of keeping separated good and evil, right and wrong, positive deeds and crime. Very often (always) singling out the the sexual side of evil. The "uneasiness in…"
Apr 9, 2017
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion WHY NO INFLATION? in WAR & PEACE
"classical economic theory is useful only for mainstream academics. In fact it failed to prevent (or even explaining) relevant phenomena, like the burst of the financial bubbles.  At present it is reasonable to think that given a mix of factors…"
Apr 8, 2017
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion THURSDAY 23 Feb ~ Medical Report in ELEUSIS NEWS
"excellent news!!!  thank you for reassuring friends and followers!!!
namo amida bu"
Mar 5, 2017
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion NOW TAKE YOUR PARTNERS, PLEASE, FOR THE NEXT DANCE in WAR & PEACE
"From a Buddhist perspective it's also possible - in my opinion - to say that ours is an age dominated by very high levels of non-vision, aversion and attachment. Former equilibria (dynamic and fragile but nevertheless in some way equilibria) are…"
Jan 30, 2017
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion IS THIS AN IRON CURTAIN MOMENT? in WAR & PEACE
"great geopolitical vision! Remarkably clear. And rather optimistic about the new equilibria that are going to be established. May we and our offsprings keep some peace and a minimum of stability while these gigantic processes unfold. Unfortunately…"
Nov 23, 2016
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion BREXIT PLUS PLUS in WAR & PEACE
"the marine environment in the new blog image is very inspiring.  Are you going to move Eleusis somewhere on the seaside? If yes, I'm ready for helping.... any kind of task :):) "
Nov 9, 2016
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion BREXIT PLUS PLUS in WAR & PEACE
"Thank you David, great understanding of the situation, and great wisdom.  The wind has changed, in a direction which is opposite to the one we like. Therefore these are interesting times to live. I would add that we have to look at blame, fear and…"
Nov 9, 2016
Massimo Tomassini replied to Dharmavidya's discussion PRESERVING DEMOCRACY in WAR & PEACE
"I like very much the governamentality construct (M Foucault). A hidden-structural power keeps in control minds-bodies and reproduces the conditions for the subjugation of multitudes (the latter is a spinozian term). But, if this is true we cannot…"
Aug 31, 2016
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