02/13/17

Buddhism Without Beliefs?

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Buddhist cosmological and soteriological beliefs are a challenge for minds steeped in Western culture. We are of course at liberty to reject karma and rebirth as redundant metaphysical theories, but we shouldn’t make the mistake of viewing these traditional teachings as mere religious accretion. Nor should we accept dharma without any references to┬ákarma and rebirth as the Buddhadharma – as taught by the Buddha himself.

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