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This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism,...

This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and Humanism.

This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and Humanism.
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This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and Humanism.

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025 Exciting News – Bodhidaoism TV

7/14/2018
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I would like to welcome Geoff Spakes as the Community Facilitator. He set up the Bodhidaoism subreddit. I also set up an account for Bodhidaoism on Instagram. But that’s not all, we now have a Facebook Group called Bodhidaoist Fellowship. But the most exciting news is that we are going video on YouTube, with the launch of Bodhidaoism TV. The videocast and the podcast will be the same, just one in audio format and one in video format. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious...

Duration:00:07:23

024 Skepticism, A Core Value

7/6/2018
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Skepticism is a doubting or questioning attitude towards truth claims. It asks, “What is the evidence for this.” To paraphrase Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha): Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions...

Duration:00:27:12

023 Why Buddhism is NOT True

6/29/2018
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Robert Wright wrote a book entitled, Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. But he doesn’t mean it. He quickly adds some “careful qualifications.” The first one is that he brackets off the “supernatural” parts of Buddhism, and is actually only dealing with “the naturalistic parts.” I make the counterclaim that Buddhism is NOT true. Rebirth, cosmic karma, the six realms, and the gods are beliefs without evidence, and therefore should be regarded as...

Duration:00:28:36

022 The Bodhidaoist Twelve Precepts

6/23/2018
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The Twelve Precepts of training in non-harming are: (1) Do not be attached to any teaching, (2) Do not murder, (3) Do not steal, (4) Do not lie, (5) Do not hate, (6) Do not overindulge, (7) Do not be unfaithful to your partner, (8) Do not get drunk or take mind altering drugs, (9) Do not dishonor your parents, (10) Do not disrespect Nature, (11) Do not eat meat, and (12) Do not be disrespectful. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built upon the...

Duration:00:13:23

021 Four Reasons to Go Vegan

6/14/2018
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The four reasons to go vegan, which I call a H.E.A.P. of reasons to go vegan (Health, Environment, Animal Welfare, and People starving). The vegan lifestyle is much healthier, as Dr. Michael Greger thoroughly proves in his book, How Not to Die. I also mention Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s book The China Study. Veganism also coincides with our values of altruism or lovingkindness for all sentient beings. You can’t be compassionate and approve of animals being abused and killed. And as far as the...

Duration:00:17:01

020 Evidence-Based Religion

5/31/2018
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Is Bodhidaoism a religion? Yes and no, depending on how you define religion. Merriam-Webster.com defines it as “the service and worship of God or the supernatural.” So no, Bodhidaoism is not that kind of religion. But that is not the only way religion is defined. Psychologist Kenneth Pargament defines religion as, “A search for significance in ways related to the sacred.” In this case, yes, Bodhidaoism is a religion. The advantage of calling Bodhidaoism a religion, albeit a nontheistic...

Duration:00:28:09

019 The Four Core Values

5/18/2018
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The Four Core Values are skepticism, altruism, flourishing, and environmentalism. These core values now take the place of the Four Traditions on the Bodhidaoist compass. The Four Disciplines tell us what is true, the Four Values tell us what is important. The traditions did not really guide us as much as inspire us. Values, however, do give us direction and point us to doing the right thing for the right reason. The Four Traditions will remain a part of the history of Bodhidaoism, but they...

Duration:00:30:05

017 Buddhist and Stoic Mindfulness

5/4/2018
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Buddhism has mindfulness, which is from the Pali word sati. Stoicism has attentiveness, which is from the Greek word prosoche. Although there are some similarities, I argue that they are different. Buddhist mindfulness is about observing the body, feelings, mind states, and dhammas with non-attachment and non-aversion. Stoic attentiveness, on the other hand, is the active self-monitoring of one's thinking with the aim of correcting that thinking if it errs. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism...

Duration:00:15:06

016 What is Minimalism?

4/29/2018
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Minimalism is a spiritual practice of reducing your possessions to a minimum. It is also called voluntary simplicity. But the result is simple living, or living simply, which is more than a practice, it is a mindset and way of life. The book mentioned in the podcast is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built upon the foundations of philosophical...

Duration:00:15:04

015 The Five Basics of Bodhidaoism

4/19/2018
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The Five Basics are: (1) The natural world is all there is; (2) The focus of Bodhidaoism is practice; (3) Doubt the possibly true, believe the probably true, cling to none; (4) Let the Four Disciplines guide us towards the truth; and (5) Let the Four Traditions inspire us on the Threefold Path. The Threefold Path is: (1) a mind of wisdom, (2) a heart of love, and (3) a body of practice. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built upon the foundations of...

Duration:00:24:29

014 Minimalism and Bodhidaoism

4/15/2018
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I just watched Minimalism: a Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix. I recommend the movie. But what is minimalism? According to the Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.”[1] But this is not new. First there was the Daoists, and not too long ago there was the voluntary simplicity movement. Minimalist or simplicity is a...

Duration:00:17:41

013 The Four Realizations of Bodhidaoism

4/6/2018
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The first realization is that you lack inner peace and want to find it. The second realization is that unawareness, selfishness, non-acceptance of reality, and separation from Nature are the root causes of your lack of inner peace. The third realization is that if you remove the root causes you will eliminate their effects, resulting in increasing inner peace. The fourth realization is that you must change your heart and mind by awakening to reality, living selflessly, accepting the way...

Duration:00:28:20

012 Epicurus and Hedonism

3/30/2018
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Epicureanism is one of the three major schools that arose during the Hellenistic period of philosophy. Stoicism and Skepticism (Pyrrhonism). The teachings of Epicurus are often labeled hedonism, which says that pleasure is the chief good in life. One instantly imagines orgies and gluttonous partying. But that is not what he meant. As J. M. Rist explains, “what he means by claiming that pleasure is the [aim] of life… [is] freedom from bodily pain and mental affliction” (1972, 100). The aim...

Duration:00:21:38

011 Philosophy as the Study of Wisdom

3/23/2018
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Philosophy is the study of wisdom, a philosopher is a student of wisdom, and Bodhidaoism is the result of that study. But philosophy as conceived in the West has changed from the art of living to arguments of tecghincal distinctions. Furthermore, why does philosophy refer to “Western” philosophy and not all of philosophy? Most philosopher act like only the West has philosophy. As Jay Garfield points out, “For the Western colonial enterprise, and the racism and blindness to non-Western...

Duration:00:19:42

010 Bodhidaoism is a Eupraxsophy

3/17/2018
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Paul Kurtz coined the term eupraxsophy in 1988. He saw that there is no word in English to adequately describe s nontheistic system of beliefs and practices. Back in the days of Hellenistic philosophy the word philosophy itself meant the art of living. But philosophy has ceased meaning that. So Paul Kurtz came up with eupraxsophy, which means “good practical wisdom.” It applies to Bodhidaoism as well as Humanism. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built...

Duration:00:15:29

009 The Difference Between Awakening and Enlightenment

3/9/2018
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What is the difference between awakening and enlightenment? In this episode we discover that enlightenment deals with something outside of yourself, it deals with light. Light is a metaphor for knowledge. Enlightenment deals with the gaining of knowledge. Awakening, on the other hand, is about becoming conscious of something already there. Like being asleep and unaware of the world around you. Waking up is about become conscious, about becoming aware. It is not so much about learning as...

Duration:00:17:01

008 Truth and Nontruth

3/3/2018
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I call a claim “true” which, based on the evidence, has a good probability of being true. Remember that absolute certainty is impossible, all we have is probability. I call a claim “false” which, based on the evidence, has a good probability of being false. And I call a claim “inconclusive” which does not have enough evidence to make a judgment. Inconclusive claims are neither true nor false. Both false claims and inconclusive claims I label “nontruths”. Nontruths are claims that do not...

Duration:00:27:06

007 The Four Streams

2/23/2018
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Humanism, Stoicism, Buddhism, and Daoism are the four streams of inspiration for Bodhidaoism. In this episode we are looking at the four traditions as four streams, each with their own tributaries feeding them. For example, Humanism has the tributaries of Confucianism and Chavaka. Humanism is the skeptical stream, Stoicism is the rational stream, Buddhism is the mindful stream, and Daoism is the mystical stream. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built...

Duration:00:21:41

006 The Three Non-Negotiables

2/18/2018
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Bodhidaoism consists of the three non-negotiables, the four disciplines, and the four traditions. This is the first time I have clearly expounded the three non-negotiables. The three non-negotiables are: 1) The natural world is all there is. 2) Science is our most reliable means of knowledge of the world. 3) Spirituality is important. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built upon the foundations of philosophical naturalism and current scientific...

Duration:00:06:12

005 Other Traditions: Christianity and Paganism

2/9/2018
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Bodhidaoism is not restricted to just the four wisdom traditions of Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and Humanism. We also pull from other wisdom traditions including Christianity and Paganism. Christianity has shaped the language and social structure we live in, and Paganism has shaped our superstitions and imagination. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built upon the foundations of philosophical naturalism and current scientific consensus, which combines...

Duration:00:23:52