Reflections on Buddhism

Buddhism means ‘reality’, which explains its place in my life. I grew up with scientific ideals of discovering the nature of reality. At a certain point, that necessarily turned to the experiential. Buddhism is the ruthless rejection of whatever cannot be experientially validated. Buddhism always begins with the individual – with experiential analysis of one’s condition. This provides the foundation of confidence in methods for further investigation. Vajrayana is the logical outgrowth of sitting in silence.

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