If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease says the Zen master Sent-t'san in 600-700 CE. What could this mean? Eastern philosophy sounds impractical and contradictory for our times, especially when viewed with western thought. I would differ. Understanding eastern philosophy is essential in navigating a post-modern, post-truth world.
The East and The West took different approaches to gaining knowledge and understanding reality. Lately, I find myself going through my Eastern philosophy studies in order to make sense of the chaos around us. I find that Western philosophy (sharp and powerful as it is as an intellectual tool) is somehow ill-equip in understanding the deepest and grandest mysteries of the universe and that of reality.