RE: virus: Hegel's Virus (was Altruism, Empathy, Etc.)

Wright, James 7929 (
Thu, 24 Apr 97 08:23:00 EDT

Robin wrote:
>I think, James, it might be better to say that Buddhism
>*need not* be a belief system. Actual Buddhist traditions
>do tend to involve lots of beliefs, but of course Buddhists
>know that these are not essential. There was a terrific
>IMHO article in a recent Tricycle called something like
>"Buddhism without beliefs" which really got to the heart
>of this issue. Buddhism as *radical* agnosticism.
>Face up to *not* knowing, don't use beliefs as substitute
>knowledge. Great stuff!<

Great, another article to track down and read! Will it never end?<VBG!>
Actually, I agree, it *need not* be a belief system, although there are
those who choose to believe rather than understand the more difficult
points. Attachment is strong and tough to overcome, or there would be
more enlightenment in the world.