“Traces of buddhism in the works of Cioran” (Marius Dobre)

European Journal of Science and Theology, June 2013, Vol.9, No.3, 95-104

Abstract: Emil Cioran spoke repeatedly about the injustice of birth, life and death. I chose these three themes of reflection to highlight any similarities between the Buddhist doctrine and Cioran’s philosophy. But is Cioran an authentic Buddhist? Despite the connections made between him and the Buddhist doctrine, fact recognized by Cioran himself at one time, the two visions share only the starting point – suffering – and debate on issues of birth, life and death. Cioran’s approach is also a highly stylized one, highly emotional, which shows a revolt and a hidden inner drama.

Keywords: Buddhism, scepticism, birth, life, death

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