Posthuman Buddhism

Posthuman Buddhism comes out of new scientific understanding of the early evolution of consciousness – and the change from E2 to E1 brains. “Emptiness is not complete nothingness; it doesn’t mean that nothing exists at all. This would be a nihilistic view contrary to common sense. What it does mean is that things do not exist the way our grasping self supposes they do.” M.V.T. shows that the (absent/ atrophied/ abstract/ phantom/ lacuna) Primal (old/ parietal/ median) Eye – the way our fundamental conscious circuitry evolved – is a psychological/ virtual construct that isn’t physically present, yet is experiental and central. MVT “Idealism” doesn’t require Berkeley’s “mind of god” and is consistent with evolutionary history, and modern findings of neuropsychology and connectionism.

Sir Julian Huxley (founder of Transhumanism, UNESCO and UK Humanism) advocated a rational (non-supernaturalist) “religion” to supersede the irrational and supernatural beliefs that pollute the world curently.

Tsakli (miniature painting tradition that dates back to C13th or so) depict an enlightened state, perhaps vision induced by tantric ritual or initiation, or perhaps a portrait of a bodhisattvha or buddist deity. Such visions are seen as self-originating (psychomorphological) rather than supernatural. These green tsakli (most have red borders) I find have a particularly calming effect. Colors change our mood – tsakli use surrealist and optical tricks to disrupt the mundane mind. Set of 36 unusual green tsakli, depicts Bonpo masters, and events relating to Tonpa Shenrab, legendary founder of the Bon tradition of Tibet. This is first in a longish series of kindle books (mostly images) and fewer paperbooks (more text) TSAKLI perfected images.

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