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Could Westworld be linked to Buddhism? : westworld

HBO’s ‘Westworld’: Robot sex and the nature of the soul

(RNS) HBO’s “Westworld” is a rich stew of a television show that, depending on your point of view, is about the struggle between good and evil, the …

Westworld season 1 finale: “The Bicameral Mind” is simply brilliant television

A sometimes frustrating debut season comes to a potent close with a super-sized, super-enthralling conclusion.<p>What makes you <i>you</i>?<p>Is it the things you like? The feelings you feel? The thoughts you have? Or is it something more ephemeral — something religion might dub the “soul,” the part of yourself …

Westworld‘s Season 1 Finale, “The Bicameral Mind”: Meeting Wyatt, Finding the Center of the Maze, Ending the Game… and Starting Over

At last, it’s time for the season one finale of <i>Westworld</i>, hosted by your dual reviewers with divergent opinions, Teresa and Maddy. Teresa’s all like …

TV Series

A Unified Color Theory of Westworld

Black and white hats are only the first level of the game<p><i>This post is part of Entry Points, an occasional and totally un-calendared series that will</i> …

WESTWORLD Recap: Here to Serve You

<i>Before you saddle up, there’s a snake in your boot and spoilers</i> <i>in this recap. You can freeze the snake with your mind, though.</i><p>In “Chestnut,” Dr. Ford …

The Dharma of Westworld

In this world, beings reincarnate again and again, often repeating the same habitual “loops” across dozens of lifetimes. Only a few awaken to the …

Westworld is the Buddhist Game of Zendo

“Master, does this murderous artificial intelligence possess the Buddha nature?”<p><i>“They’re always trying to error correct, make themselves more human.</i> …

Machine Learning

Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is …

This Piece of Wisdom From a Zen Master Buddhist Will Change The Way You Treat Others...Forever

I’m sensing much divide as a result of the election result the other night. Hate is coming from all corners and I really don’t think it’s productive …

There’s A Reason This Easy Cheesecake Recipe Is Going Viral

Game. Changer.<p>Cheesecake, in its most traditional form, can be quite the labor of love. Not only is it time consuming and fragile (there’s a very real crack risk), the recipes themselves can be extremely complicated.<p>This, friends, is not one of those recipes.<p>A Japanese cheesecake recipe, shared by …

Best Life Quotes By Famous People & Inspiring Figures

Quotes are very powerful and life quotes that will change how you live forever. Maybe, the most thing about quotes is that they give you a …

Motivation

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Drink Turmeric Tea Before Bed for the Many Benefits…

Have you heard the buzz about turmeric and it’s many, many healing properties?<p>If not, it’s time to introduce you to this powerful herb.<p>I’d bet that …

One Exercise, 4 minutes, 28 days – A New Body

Take this challenge that is already done by a lot of people from different parts of the world, and you will improve your body shape.<p>The most …

The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments : zen habits

I’ve been finding more and more that the Buddha had it right: pretty much all of our struggles, from frustrations to anxiety, from anger to sadness, …

Meditation

The Podcast That Tells Ingeniously Boring Bedtime Stories to Help You Fall Asleep

According to Greek myth, Hermes, the cleverest God, used his inimitable wit to tell stories so long-winded, so fatuous, that they lulled the many-eyed monster Argus to sleep. By the same logic, insomniacs of modern times are often advised to read the phone book or—the classic choice—to count sheep …

An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

The story of modern cancer research begins, somewhat improbably, with the sea urchin. In the first decade of the 20th century, the German biologist Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of …

Cancer

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever felt that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

I spent 10 days in silent meditation in India. Here’s what I learned.

As of two weeks ago, I had never meditated more than 10 minutes in my entire life, and sitting still for even that long was like trying to teach …

This Family Switched to Only Organic Foods for Just Two Weeks and Here Is What Happened

<b>The body needs food, we all know that, but what kind of food is best?</b> Conventional foods are what we’re used to eating, well, a high percentage of us.<p>…

Why we should all be journaling

If you don't journal, you may be missing out on a powerful business and health tool.<p>The author Will Self is uncompromising on the subject: “Always …

A decades-old time-management strategy can help you become more productive and less stressed at work

The world of work has changed a lot since the 1950s. But some things have stayed the same.<p>The "Eisenhower Matrix" is a tool developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as president from 1953 to 1961 — and it's still a useful framework.<p>The tool was highlighted in the late Stephen Covey's …

8 Thought-Provoking Motivational Books That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Most of us live in a certain set pattern. We think and behave the same way for years and wonder why we are always getting the same results. The need …

5 Powerful Ways Mindful Eating Will Transform Your Relationship With Food

Buddhaimonia.In the morning, you eat. In the afternoon, you eat. At night, you eat. You also drink water, tea, coffee, and whatever else and surely …