The Happiness Lab

The Happiness Lab

In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche and Buddhism

Considering the literature and time available to him, Nietzsche created a remarkable and mature interpretation of Buddhism. But his discussion shows once more that some things cannot be understood without an intellectual-historical context and that one should always meet secondary literature critically. The persistent misinterpretation of nothingness as absolute nothingness and of Buddhism as nihilism is clearly connected with this problem.

Master Hui-Neng

Seclusion and non-attachment: Paths to peace of mind

This highest goal is for Eckhart and Hui-Neng a state of highest bliss. In both cases, this is a breakthrough in which consciousness is fundamentally changed. If one considers these elementary parallels, one can only come to one conclusion: Eckhart and Hui-Neng have independently arrived at an extremely similar solution to the human problem: seclusion and non-attachment as the path to peace of mind.