Category: Buddhism

Ezra Bayda: On Meaning

Maybe you’re not particularly worried about death, but perhaps you’ve had periods where you questioned whether there was any enduring meaning in life. Maybe you asked the question: Is this all there is? Or: What is the point? This isn’t unusual, since by nature we’re programmed to seek […]

David R. Loy: The Meaning of It All

“The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.” —Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in physics The most important thing that humans create is meaning. Because of our distinctive ways of valuing and intending, it is with us (or, to express it less dualistically: in us, as […]

Nirmala: What is Life Itself?

“What is the meaning of life?” is a wonderful question because it has no final or fixed answer. Meaning is a purely mental or conceptual experience, and so it is always changing and evolving. This can mean that the question unfolds in new and ever-changing ways. It also […]