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When I see such a post in my FB-timeline it passes my filter and I investigate. Although, of course, knowing the workings of the academy one is skeptical at once – to say the least. Is this not just another fruitless lesson in how to exercise intellectual desktop skills? I mean the contemporary intellectual can make something out of everything (you know the pizza joke the Dalai Lama loves? Make me one with everything! That’s it), from a profound looking but unintelligible and senseless aphorism to thousands of pages amounting to less than nothing. So when one reads the blurbs about Richard Kearney’s Reimagining the Sacred one is less than convinced if this is something to spend time on. When will publishers learn that the blabla of the blurb is obnoxious for any serious reader? But at least one can take a buzzword and google. The cant in this case is Anatheism. Just another highbrow sales pitch? Not so!



Matthias Mauderer —  24.6.15

58909073The question if there is one truth or many truths is over my head. That’s what I like about Laruelle.

At least for me, he makes it that I question many things I thought to be true.
I’m curious to dive deeper in Laruelle’s thinking.

Evolved out of my rudimentary understanding of François Laruelle, I am now in a kind of condition of non-truth, a condition which accepts that it is not possible to grasp the truth. The truth of the Real is inaccessible and indivisible.

Beware of truth-tellers.


M. Steingass —  30.7.14

I am ashamed. I am embarrassed. I live in disgrace. Forced to watch what happens.

These days remind me – once again – about the fulminant lie at the heart of what happens to be me. Once when I was young it was SS 20 and Pershing impressing me with an ultimate paradox (of this life). Later, one of many instances, there was the pocket of Sarajevo (and Tschechnia, and Ruanda, and) when you would shoot randomly mortars from the surrounding mountains. Today it was a market in Shejaiya, in Gaza. Killed 17, buying food, hearing the screeching sound of the incoming bomb. And the thump of thy voice of death: […]. A second later the screaming of the living.

I don’t believe. The horror of Treblinka is. It is all there is. The righteous tell me otherwise, but I don’t believe. You are a lie. And we live in disgrace. You – the G20, the WEF, the Capital, you fuckards, all the determining institutions  – tell me otherwise, but the Real is: we all live in disgrace!

And therefore I must burn my self. Sitting in silence burning this me you constructed. Becoming a heap of smoldering ashes. Praying nothing will remain of this errant pile of shit you are.


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Two announcements. Zwei Hinweise.

The Non-Buddhist

There is a new english language blog evolving from the discussions in and around the blog Speculative Non-Buddhism. Es gibt ein neues englischsprachiges Blog, das aus den Diskussionen um den Spekulativen Non-Buddhismus hervorgegangen ist. Check ist out  => The Non-Buddhist

When Bodhidharma leers at you

Read this english post by Tomek over at his polish blog Dharma i Okolice. It is about the problem with the authorization of Zen-Teachers via genealogies. Buddhist teachers, and not only those from the zen-soup, often authorize themselves as inheritors of lineages of transmissions which lead directly and continuously to the Buddha himself (Das Phantom or the protagonist as it is called lovingly). Tomek reports about his questioning of these transmission lineages and their inconsistencies and how he is, of course, banned from a discussion after being too insistante about the obvious contradictions he shows.

Dieser englische Text von Tomek auf seinem polnischen Blog Dharma i Okolice betrifft ein Problem das nicht nur seine Landsleute mit Zen haben und das den Buddhismus auch allgemein betrifft: Die authentische Übertragungslinie auf die ein/e ZenlehrerIn verweist. Eine Übertragung die ihn oder sie angeblich lückenlos, von Person zu Person, zurück verbindet bis zum Buddha persönlich (der von uns hier liebevoll als Das Phantom bezeichnet wird). Tomek berichtet über eine Diskussion in der er herausstellt, daß diese lückenlose Übertragungslinie nicht haltbar ist, was dazu führt, wen wundert’s, daß er aus der Diskussion ausgeschlossen wird.

I mentioned some arguments in DIE GLOSEE #02 which make the point that it is impossible to ever get back to that phenomenon in persona as an original wich triggered what we call now Buddhism. Tomeks argumentation is one more nail in the coffin in which we should finally entomb the phantasm about a historical Buddha. We should really go on and nail down this reality again and again: There is no historical Buddha.

Ich habe in DIE GLOSSE #02 einige Argumente vorgebracht, warum man sich die Phantasie von einem historischen Buddha abschminken kann, warum es unmöglich ist zu dem Phänomen in Person und im Original zu gelangen was das ausgelöst hat, was wir heute Buddhismus nennen. Tomeks Argumentation ist ein Nagel mehr im Sarg dieser Chimäre, die wir nun endlich zu Grabe tragen sollten. Man sollte diesen Punkt immer und immer wieder machen: Es gibt keinen historischen Buddha.