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Keeping the Emotional Connection Leave a comment Read more »

Keeping the Emotional Connection

This article is closely linked with the last post, The End of Metaphysics, which addressed the traditional Buddhist belief system based on the doctrine of reincarnation – that karma perpetuates the round of samsara across lifetimes, and that the alternate existence of nirvana is the…

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The End of Metaphysics

There is a wide-ranging discussion on the web and elsewhere these days, regarding the traditional metaphysical views of karma, rebirth, and nirvana. These views are being called into question by numerous western Buddhist scholars and practitioners.  A “non-traditional” view is arising, sometimes under the banner…

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