Category: E. M. Cioran

Even Older…

I love to share and re-share and re-share this graphic marrying an extraordinary insight of truth by one of my favorite writers, the Romanian existentialist, E. M. Cioran, and my

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A Most Guilty Pleasure

It is startling to experience, time and time again, the most precise expression of one’s own most private thoughts in the writings of the great Romanian existentialist. Some people call

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It Bears Repeating

Cioran wrote elsewhere, “There was a time when time did not yet exist. The rejection of birth is nothing but the nostalgia for this time before time.” (The Trouble with Being

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As Dae Soen Sa Nim used to say, “Being born is already a big mistake. So, practice!”

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Recommended Reading

I do not recommend books — at least not often. That might mostly be because there is too much time spent working to manage a little Zen community in the

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