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Wisdom Podcast

Summary: The Wisdom Podcast is a weekly internet broadcast offering practical wisdom for everyday life. Drawing on wisdom sources both ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, scientific and spiritual, learn how you can live a meaningful life of wisdom, happiness, compassion, and fulfillment.

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  • Artist: Dr. Jay N. Forrest
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 001 The Unexamined Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:50

Socrates said that “The unexamined life is not worth living.” What is the unexamined life? It is a thoughtless, mindless life that is on- autopilot. It is life live as a dream. It is like living someone else’s life. We think of Plato’s cave analogy, or The Matrix movie’s “computer-generated dream world.” Buddhist teaches that there are three poisons, attachment, aversion, and delusion. Why are we here? What’s the purpose of life? And more importantly, how can we wake up to reality? We can question everything, think clearly, look for hidden assumptions, observe carefully, be mindful, and follow the evidence.


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