Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Rational Buddhism

The Sleep of Reason brings forth Monsters
I've started a new blog, RATIONAL BUDDHISM, to explore to what extent the teachings of Buddhism can be derived from reason and observation, rather than relying excessively on 'revealed truths' as in the more obscurantist dogmatic religions. 

If we regard Buddhism as a combination of a philosophy, psychology and religion, then how much mileage can we get from the first two aspects before we have to start invoking religious faith?

One advantage of establishing a rational basis for Buddhism is that it gives  Buddhism an 'intellectual respectability' at a time when the intellectual prestige of the dogmatic religions is in steep decline.

Introductory article



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