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Posted: 14-Dec-2003, 04:14 PM
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First I think it should be called "East and West Philosophy," rather than "East Vs. West Philosophy"(but that's just my opinion). I feel that eastern and western philosophy shouldn't conflict with each other, but rather coexist. For if we don't stop looking at it in two pieces then we won't see that it's a whole, and how can one see the whole picture if we only look at it piece by piece. Don't break it apart, just put it together. Here is some insight on this from Bruce Lee's perspective (i know i posted this in Wisdom Keepers, but i feel Bruce Lee's comparison to eastern and western, with yin and yang should be posted here too):

"Yin-yang and its relationship to Eastern and Western culture. - Nothing is superior in every aspect. The Occidental education is excellent in some ways, the Oriental in others. You will say, "This finger is better for one purpose; this finger is better for another." But the entire hand is better for all purposes. There are good points in Chinese; there are good points in Occidental culture. Oriental culture and Occidental culture are not mutually exclusive, but mutually dependent. Neither would be remarkable if it were not for the existence of the other." - Bruce Lee

Mellonīn, Im annale i galu calad, meleth, ar i Benain
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  Posted: 15-Dec-2003, 08:37 AM
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Bruce Lee certainly was a seeker of enlightenment. He kept his seeking spirit throughout his all to short life. We should take a lesson from that. Both to keep seeking and to remember that life comes with no guarantees. None of us knows how long we have to "get it right".

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
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Posted: 02-Oct-2004, 02:34 PM
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I believe that a great deal of knowledge can be learned through meditation, introspection and self contemplation. I also believe that, at some point, it becomes nessecary to share what you have learned with others so that they(and you ) may continue to grow as individuals and spirits.

I guess I have a hybrid outlook on things...

'Dying for being different is still better than living as a Sheep'-anon
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