Freedom of Asceticism: Buddha’s Free Lunch – Ep. 10
Introduction to the asceticism as created by the historical Buddha in the original mendicant community of male & female followers of his teachings. Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the difference between Theravada and Universal Vehicle (Mahayana) Buddhism, comparing the Nirvana aspiring mendicants and Enlightenment aspiring Bodhisattvas — the variances in their ways of thinking and the impacts they have on the societies they live among.
Includes a discussion of the revolutionary & cultural disruptive nature of structures supporting a class of life long dedicated practitioners of mind transformation, wisdom studies and material renunciation.
Professor Thurman concludes this podcast by framing the mendicant’s asceticism to be a logical declaration of the interconnected, inter-relational nature of reality, “The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of “the Other” and the Myth of Modernity” by Enrique Dussel & The Stamford Prison Experiment & with a “Mad Scientist” meditation.
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The songs “Trance Tibet” & ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge are used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.