I don't know, how can I know what is the evidence supporting a views that you didn't bother to provide?
All this was aimed to show the illusion like nature of the sphere we are in. If we all believe in something, and no one is able to prove superiority of his belief, we shouldn't focus on criticising views of others. I know that there may be a desire to save people from wrong interpretations, but if we cannot prove our view, how can we disprove beliefs of others?
Batchelor sets about to disprove (an impossibility) the truth of Buddhism, he does so by misinterpreting or misunderstanding basic Buddhist concepts, like karma and rebirth, and then proceeding to show their lack of validity (classic straw man argument technique
). The evidence for the validity of Buddhism can be seen by practicing the techniques yourself or by communication with realised teachers. I am just asking where the evidence for Batchelors ideas comes from. It is a valid question. Buddhists have been arguing with materialists since Buddhism started, but now Materialists are calling themselves Buddhists and denouncing all other Buddhists as non-Buddhists so the onus of proof lies with Batchelor et al to prove that they are real Buddhists (which, quite obviously, they are not).
Check out my question again. I asked, what caused this change.
Karma and the fact that a Buddha manifested and taught in this world system. His teaching of Dharma, and its practice is the cause for an increased capacity for sentitent beings to accumulate merit, and thus an increased "probability" to achieve a precious human rebirth. But if you do not believe in the six realms then I am afraid this explanation will not mean much to you.
From the rebirth point of view, the biggest change since the beginning of our planet took place, and... we don't know crap about it.
Speak for yourself.
Questioned, you can always say that we have 7 bln people because pretas rushed to earth.
I did not say this. But let's say I did, what is your theory (and please try to express it in an understandable manner, I know English is not your primary language, so please feel free to take your time) as to how/why this happened?
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master