Friday, 12 February 2016
The Highest Synthesis
Karma is action.
Yoga is meditation.
Karma yoga synthesizes action with meditation.
Dhyana/Ch'an/Zen is meditation.
Buddhist "no soul" teaching is a middle way between materialism and soul pluralism.
Buddhist "emptiness" teaching is dialectical.
Buddhist precepts are a middle way between hedonism and asceticism.
Buddhist "working meditation" is karma yoga.
Ch'an Buddhism synthesizes Buddhism with Taoism.
Zen Buddhism synthesizes Ch'an Buddhism with Shinto nature mysticism.
Dialectics is interaction between opposites;
thesis, antithesis and synthesis.
Scientific socialism synthesizes economics with socialism.
Dialectical materialism synthesizes dialectics with materialism.
Marxism synthesizes scientific socialism with dialectical materialism.
It is neither mechanical materialism nor utopian socialism.
Zen Marxism is:
a modernized middle way;
a higher philosophical synthesis than Hegelian dialectical idealism.