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A Secular Buddhism
Author Batchelor, Stephen
Source Journal of Global Buddhism
Volumev.13
Date2012
Pages87 - 107
PublisherJournal of Global Buddhism
Publisher Url https://www.unilu.ch/en/faculties/faculty-of-humanities-and-social-sciences/institutes-departements-and-research-centres/department-for-the-study-of-religions/
LocationLucerne, Switzerland
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
Note1. Stephen Batchelor, Independent Scholar
AbstractThis essay explores the possibility of a complete secular redefinition of Buddhism. It argues that such a secular re-formation would go beyond modifying a traditional Buddhist school, practice or ideology to make it more compatible with modernity, but would involve rethinking the core ideas on which the very notion of “Buddhism” is based. Starting with a critical reading of the four noble truths, as presented in the Buddha’s first discourse, the author proposes that instead of thinking of awakening in terms of “truths” to be understood one thinks of it in terms of “tasks” to be accomplished. Such a pragmatic approach may open up the possibility of going beyond the belief-based metaphysics of classical Indian soteriology (Buddhism 1.0) to a praxis-based, post-metaphysical vision of the dharma (Buddhism 2.0).
ISSN15276457 (E)
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Created date2013.09.03
Modified date2017.07.20



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