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The Art of Letting Go - the Philosophy of the Buddha


Andreas Züst




In this video, we follow the story of the Buddha and explore the key principles of Buddhism that formed from it. Primarily, the illusion of self, the notion of suffering, and the Buddhist way of overcoming them.


This video is sponsored by the book summary service blankest. The first 100 people to use the link in the description will receive one week of free unlimited access plus 25% off a full membership. What does it mean to live well and be virtuous in a world of suffering, chaos and deterioration? What does it mean to go on living in a consciousness that is inevitably bound to the struggle of it only becoming more confused and tormented as it becomes more capable and aware? Generally speaking, most religious and philosophical concepts are spurred out of these sorts of challenges and questions.

They represent humanity's attempt to overcome or deal with the deficiencies and difficulties bestowed into each pair of unrequested human hands. One perhaps especially unique example of such an attempt is the philosophy and religion of Buddhism. Somewhere between sixth and fourth century BC, in what is now southern Nepal, a boy named Siddhartha Gautama was born. He was born to an aristocratic family, his father, Shoto, Donna, being the king of a growing state in the Indian subcontinent. When Siddhartha was born a holy messenger and prophesized that he would become one of two things, either a great king, or a great religious leader.

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