A public mind map

This is the personal website and portfolio of Padma Dorje, Eduardo Pinheiro, a translator and programmer who lives in Porto Alegre (a crazy weather city on the southernest state of Brazil), and who is interested in Buddhism1In particular, the madhyamaka (prasangika, svatantrica, yogachara-svatantrika), vajrayana (specially the connection between the peculiar uses of language and hagiographies), dzogchen (and by extension the nyingma tradition; also the relationship between dzogchen, Zen Buddhism and Taoism), polemics such as Gedun Chopel's criticisms to realism, shentong-rangtong, the absurd notion of a "non-engaged" Buddhism (that comes through the notion of "engaged Buddhism"), Buddhist meta-ethics, Buddhism and sexuality, Buddhism and Philosophy, Buddhism and consumerism, Buddhist politics, Greco-Buddhism, "twilight language" of vajrayana etc., anglophile and yankee culture2Americana, science fiction (classic, surrealist, new wave, cyberpunk), counterculture, beat generation, ethnic tensions and art, blues, swinging London, Victorian England, satire, wit, William Blake, Finnegans Wake, Aldous Huxley, Vonnegut, K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany, J. G. Ballard, Asimov, Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, XKCD., Japanese aesthetic theory3Wabi-sabi, iki, Shakuhashi., nuberu bagu4Hiroshi Teshigahara, Shohei Imamura, Masahiro Shinoda., theory of humor5Humor analysis, stand-up, the comedian's life, faux pas, onto-epistemic theory of humor, anti-humor, non sequitur, nonsense, ritual clown, onomasti komodein, parrhesia and humor; Woody Allen, Louis C.K., Steven Wright, Garry Shandling, Richard Pryor, Larry David, Seinfeld, Dr. Katz, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Kids in the Hall, Monty Python., ethnomethodology and gonzo, attention economy6Time commodification, attention pollution, mind kipple, existential externalisms, ADHD culture, conscious consumption, heuristics and technological disabilities., usability, direct democracy, self-organized criticality, game theory, property theory (specially intellectual property)7Pirate Party, immaterial goods, non-competing goods, assumed profits, micropatronage., corporate "personhood" and accountability, crypto-anarchism8Cypherpunks, bitcoin, neutrality, anonimity, war of general computing devices., distopias91984, Brave New World, Utopia, Candid, Brazil, Soylent Green etc., linguistics10Psycholinguistics, evidential markers, epistemic moods, mirative, auto-antonyms, cultural impact of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. and philosophies of mind11Self-deception, privileged access, artificial intelligence, zombies, arguments against functionalism, epiphenomenalism and emergentism., language12Private language arguments, division of linguistic labor, semantic contextualism, anti-essentialism, indirect language, irony. and of science13Anti-realism, causation vs. correlation, epistemology of statistics, downfalls of physicalism and reductionism., as well as "metaphilosophy"14philosophical racism, nature of philosophical problems, anti-philosophy (mostly as a "good" thing)..


Highlights

Unfortunately most of the contents of this website are still in Brazilian Portuguese only.

Saturday Afternoon, about the day I met a WWII veteran in the park.

Slavoj Žižek: Hipster Quackery, on obscurantism and distortions of Buddhism.

Understanding the Lion (the in-joke of psychoanalysis), on Wittgenstein's lectures on psychology.

Tarkovskiy's Stalker, on my favorite movie.

Software and services I endorse, all the tools I use and recommend.

All the website's English content can be found (categorized) at the sitemap.


Technology

This website was developed starting from Simplenote's PHP API, allowing easy updating even with a mobile device (good for little fixes). Speed on server side is kept high due to a PHP parsing that "compiles" dynamically all the contents and structure (category tree), writing it in simple html, which eliminates the need of a database request during normal page load.

Integration with social networks is a mix of APIs and simpler methods such as XFBML.


Definition of "tzal"

Tzal (rtsal in wylie transliterated tibetan, sometimes written as tsal or tzal, sometimes even as tsel, skt. prabala) means external energy, skill, working, functioning, existential dynamics, power, potency, external projection, creativity, reflection, powers of manifestation, dexterity, adroitness, strength, feat, stunt, talent, act, prowess, capacity, potential, manifestative power of the ultimate mind. Capacity of energy to project itself externally just as a crystal illuminated by a ray of light has the capacity to project infinite rainbow colored rays around itself.15Source: rtsal, at Rigpa Wiki. This discussion is also interesting.


1. ^ In particular, the madhyamaka (prasangika, svatantrica, yogachara-svatantrika), vajrayana (specially the connection between the peculiar uses of language and hagiographies), dzogchen (and by extension the nyingma tradition; also the relationship between dzogchen, Zen Buddhism and Taoism), polemics such as Gedun Chopel's criticisms to realism, shentong-rangtong, the absurd notion of a "non-engaged" Buddhism (that comes through the notion of "engaged Buddhism"), Buddhist meta-ethics, Buddhism and sexuality, Buddhism and Philosophy, Buddhism and consumerism, Buddhist politics, Greco-Buddhism, "twilight language" of vajrayana etc.

2. ^ Americana, science fiction (classic, surrealist, new wave, cyberpunk), counterculture, beat generation, ethnic tensions and art, blues, swinging London, Victorian England, satire, wit, William Blake, Finnegans Wake, Aldous Huxley, Vonnegut, K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany, J. G. Ballard, Asimov, Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, XKCD.

3. ^ Wabi-sabi, iki, Shakuhashi.

4. ^ Hiroshi Teshigahara, Shohei Imamura, Masahiro Shinoda.

5. ^ Humor analysis, stand-up, the comedian's life, faux pas, onto-epistemic theory of humor, anti-humor, non sequitur, nonsense, ritual clown, onomasti komodein, parrhesia and humor; Woody Allen, Louis C.K., Steven Wright, Garry Shandling, Richard Pryor, Larry David, Seinfeld, Dr. Katz, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Kids in the Hall, Monty Python.

6. ^ Time commodification, attention pollution, mind kipple, existential externalisms, ADHD culture, conscious consumption, heuristics and technological disabilities.

7. ^ Pirate Party, immaterial goods, non-competing goods, assumed profits, micropatronage.

8. ^ Cypherpunks, bitcoin, neutrality, anonimity, war of general computing devices.

9. ^ 1984, Brave New World, Utopia, Candid, Brazil, Soylent Green etc.

10. ^ Psycholinguistics, evidential markers, epistemic moods, mirative, auto-antonyms, cultural impact of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

11. ^ Self-deception, privileged access, artificial intelligence, zombies, arguments against functionalism, epiphenomenalism and emergentism.

12. ^ Private language arguments, division of linguistic labor, semantic contextualism, anti-essentialism, indirect language, irony.

13. ^ Anti-realism, causation vs. correlation, epistemology of statistics, downfalls of physicalism and reductionism.

14. ^ philosophical racism, nature of philosophical problems, anti-philosophy (mostly as a "good" thing).

15. ^ Source: rtsal, at Rigpa Wiki. This discussion is also interesting.




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