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I want to study a Philosophy that fits me well. Something like Buddhism or Hinduism or maybe taoism. ?

No a great place where I can learn alot about them?


  1. I would suggest getting books on these philosophies. I’m in the middle of reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche, The teaching of Buddha and A Philosophical Translation of DAO DE JING making this life significant.

  2. What kind of concepts are you looking for? Deity worship? Discipline? Those things matter. Buddhism and Hinduism have things in common, yet there are many differences. More so, Buddhism has many different schools… Zen, Tibetan, Theravada, Vajrayana, etc. Each has its unique subtleties. Taoism is also completely different in the fact that there are no deities to worship, and it concentrates a lot on physical aspects of the energies in the body. I’d even say Taoism is much like the concept of “the force” from Star Wars. So there are many things that you have to take into consideration if you want to choose just one of those schools of thought. I personally find it good to research all of them because that way you start to find the ones that call to you the most. And the more you seek what calls you the most, the more you keep learning what’s good for you. If something doesn’t fit you, leave it be, move on, and use what works for you. Unless you’re planning to wave the flag of whatever philosophy you choose, there is nothing wrong in utilizing concepts from different philosophies to ultimately create your own.

  3. Good for you! Though I’d mention that, although Taoism can be practiced as a philosophy, all three are normally considered to be religions.
    Try the Beliefnet quiz first, maybe? It might help you further define what you’re looking for. Link below.
    After that there’s Buddhanet (remember there are lots of different types of Buddhism) which might help.
    Taoism? Two links I like, one to a site, the other to a modern translation of the Tao Te Ching (taoist writing).
    And of course, there’s always here! Ask questions or, for Taoism, message me if you like. Though I claim no expertise I’m happy to give my views.
    Good luck.

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