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Buddhism’s Practical Answer to the Problem of Evil-Part 2

In my previous post, Buddhism’s Practical Answer to the Problem of Evil – Part 1, I focused on how the Buddha’s focus on answering this problem was not philosophical or metaphysical, but practical and existential. Indeed, philosophical and metaphysical beliefs can utterly sidetrack us from seeing the truth of things for ourselves. I also posted […]

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The Buddha’s Silence-and the Problem of Evil

As a helpful interlude between Part 1 and Part 2 of “Buddhism’s Practical Answer to the Problem of Evil,” I thought I’d share this short piece by Godwin Samararatne on the larger issue of why, how, and when the Buddha answered questions. It should help give a wider context for discussing the Buddha’s solution to […]

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Buddhism’s Practical Answer to the Problem of Evil – Part 1

This is a first in a two-part discussion of the problem of evil in light of Buddhist teachings.  Of course, what I say here are my own views on this complex subject, but these views are shaped and informed by what I’ve learned for myself in my study of the Buddha’s teachings on good and […]

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