Humility is one of the most important virtues in human history; many pearls of wisdom have kept on emphasizing it. And yet, it is one of the critical attributes that we always misunderstand. What is the value of humility? At a glance, it looks so counterintuitive from the perspective of survival of the fittest. For … Continue reading True Humility
One of the key fundamental questions in cosmology and metaphysics is this: "Why is there something rather than nothing?" If there is something, then there must be the beginning of something. So, another question is: Who or what created something? In cosmology, this beginning is the Big Bang. And if so, who or what caused … Continue reading Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
In the tradition of Christianity, usually in the context of the Protestant Reformation, there are so-called five conditional principles. Using the Latin words, the overarching concept is Five Solae. Sola or solae means alone or only. So, there are only five things that are supposed to be the foundation of Christianity. Sola scriptura (Scripture alone) … Continue reading Good Fruits of Faith
Reflecting on the Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy, I always recall one contemporary author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb. While our pursuit of knowledge is basically for the Apollonian order, his works remind us of the Dionysian chaos. Every few years Taleb released his book, and every time it reminded me of the Dionysian attributes. Let me introduce … Continue reading Dionysian Attributes
Among miracles in the all Gospels, the resurrection should be the most significant event, especially of both Lazarus and Jesus. As the foundation of Christianity, the implication is transcending death and life beyond spacetime toward non-boundary, called eternal life. It is a glimpse of the eternity, manifested in our dualistic spacetime. It's so paradoxical and … Continue reading Doubting Thomas, the Apostle
Once Meister Eckhart was asked: What should we do and where should we go to seek peace and God? Are there any practices? It seems there are a lot. His answer, however, was "No!" I was once asked: 'Some people like to withdraw from company and prefer always to be alone. That is where they … Continue reading True Obedience
Free will is one of the most extensively discussed topics. There are many theories in various fields from theology to philosophy to natural, social, and human sciences. One of the starting points is that there is a free will and determinism distinction. And in this meta-perspective, there are two positions: compatibilism and incompatibilism. The former … Continue reading Free Will