Category Archives: Suggested Readings

3 Metamorphoses: Nietzsche’s Map of Human Growth

Friedrich Nietzsche

In his masterpiece Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche presents a beautiful and profound metaphor for human evolution. “Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.” Nietzsche represents the stages of human growth with four creatures : the Spirit, […]

Suggested Reading: Buddha’s Brain

I’ve just finished reading Buddha’s Brain, an absolutely fantastic book by Rick Hanson. It comprehensively explores the profound relationships between modern neuroscience and meditation practice. Among other things, he links the three functions of the brain –  Regulation, Learning and Selection – with the three fundamental Buddhist principles – Virtue, Mindfulness and Wisdom. Brilliant! One of the […]

Suggested Reading: A New Earth

A New Earth, written by Eckhart Tolle, is an absolutely fantastic read about the functioning of the mind, life and spirituality. This book left me quite astonished by the level of insight it provides, especially regarding how the mind works in our daily lives, why it is problematic and how it can be solved. Moreover, […]