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Saturday Jan 03, 2009

The Price

Given Van Gogh’s feelings for wisdom from the East, it isn’t far-reaching to speculate that he was also exposed to the intuitive serenity of Zen Buddhism and the teachings of Hinduism, including the Law of Non-Attachment.

While it might not have solved all his problems (he had no control over epilepsy, or mental illness), transcendental knowing and not being attached or a slave to the precise outcome of his desires would have most certainly provided him with a healing perspective and a buffer—to whatever degree—from his maladies.