An exploration of the evolution of awakening and freedom
Hi, I'm Jake
I am a Buddhist philosopher, amateur neuroscientist, and systems thinker. I’m passionate about creating a world where peace, wisdom, and happiness are prioritized.
I believe that when we strive to minimize suffering for humans and all other creatures, we benefit ourselves and the creatures around us in a virtuous, upward spiral.
My Most Recent Thoughts
I’d like to suggest that the idea of reincarnation can be usefully framed as a metaphor. “Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You
Some readers may know that classifying the meditative experience into stages is a controversial topic. From one perspective, we are already enlightened we just need to wake up to it. This would imply just two stages of meditation, unenlightened and enlightened. Or perhaps, it would imply only an enlightened state of mind that is either
The philosophy of Buddhism is over 2500 years old. In this time, it has undergone three significant incarnations. Traditionally, each of these is signified by a turning of the wheel of dharma. The dharma is the teaching or the path and each turning represents a new approach to the same goal, liberation from suffering. Why