The Essays of Montaigne

Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533—92) was the first to use the term “essay” to refer to the form he pioneered, and he has remained one of its most famous practitioners. He reflected on the great themes of existence in his wise and engaging writings, his subjects ranging from proper conversation and good reading, to the raising of children and the endurance of pain, from solitude, destiny, time, and custom, to truth, consciousness, and death. Having stood the test of time, his essays continue to influence writers nearly five hundred years later.

Stardust Memories: A truly inspirational movie

Although it was regarded as one of the „worst“ movies of Woody Allen at its time, it is probably one of its best, if not the best. If one carefully watches it, it is truly existential and maybe the most personal movie ever made.

Science and Philosophy

"Because you are firmly believing scientific truth, and you are caught by scientific way of life, you have no idea of what is true mind. You are always watching the shadow of the mind, chasing after the shadow of the mind. Philosophical interpretation or psychological interpretation of your mind is just a shadow of the mind, and you are firmly believe in it." Shunryu Suzuki

Ryōkan Taigu

The thief left it behind:
the moon
at my window.