Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

“We Had to Destroy Buddhism in Order to Save It”

An editorial in The Guardian expresses concern about “Western Buddhism,” citing Zizek.

The argument goes something like: “Buddhism is okay. But as Stephen Batchelor argues, Eastern Buddhists believe a lot of strange things, like karma and reincarnation—and meditation. In order to wean people off of the opium that is Western Buddhism, we should personally edit the dharma.”

Newsflash: personally edited dharma IS “Western Buddhism.”


(Oh and I see he goes for the statue jugular...see my MLA talk. Classic Buddhaphobia.
Only a wounded narcissist would beat up on narcissism like that.)

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