Ask Me Anything #5

September 13, 2016

Questions Answered

Sam address questions regarding his Brazilian jiu-jitsu practice: Do I still train? What belt do I have? Why do I think the sport is so addictive?

00:09:18September 13, 2016

Can you expand on the topic of free will?

00:19:59September 13, 2016

What is the difference between Eckhart Tolle and Osho? According to Dan Harris' book, you seem to give credence to the idea that Tolle might actually have had a true spiritual experience while Osho is your go-to example for the fake guru and yet their books and ideas seem almost identical.

00:29:38September 13, 2016

Why podcast rather than just spend the time writing? And why ask for listener support rather than read ads like most podcasters do?

00:33:51September 13, 2016

What's your opinion of Milo Yiannopoulos and the alt-right?

00:37:33September 13, 2016

Describe your political beliefs.

00:44:27September 13, 2016

Chomsky says New Atheism is state worship in disguise. You don't subscribe to state communism or fascism, but at the same time, I don't see anything in your writings against the concept of the state. To believe states are necessary evils–would that count as state worship?

00:46:22September 13, 2016

How is your diet going? Are you still a vegetarian?

01:04:36September 13, 2016

I really want to do a 10-day retreat, but can I just go camping alone and do it? Is there a huge value in an organized retreat?

01:13:23September 13, 2016

Please comment on the Hannibal Buress podcast fiasco.

01:14:56September 13, 2016