Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I scream koan

John Horgan's critique of Buddhism in Slate is worth mentioning, along with a set of rejoinders.

I have to admit, Buddhism leaves me cold from time to time. Taoism, especially the version in Chop Socky Kung Fu movies (and much anime) is even worse. I have to think about these things from the inside out — the point is not what you believe ("you," in the vast scale of things, are after all expendable), but how you reflect your membership in family, society, environment, world, universe... Do you belong to the barnacles, Bootstrap Bill?



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