alwayson wrote:Can someone dumb down Kevin Solway's philosophy into one sentence?
I mean does this guy have a point??
Well, it seems to me like he's another one of these "golden thread" types who wants to marvel at the wonders of nature and believe that the message nature has to offer comes out loud and clear through various traditions for one who has the ears to hear it, eyes to see it or is is wise enough to suss it out.
Open-mindedness and inclusiveness are great, but as the Dalai Lama always says, "it is not only important to note the similarities between traditions, but it is equally important to note the differences." Unfortunately, he cherry picks what parts the Dalai Lama's speech he wants to hear (such as the HHDL's remark that Jesus *MAY* have been a bodhisattva, which is very important to Kevin Solway... but somehow Kevin is not convinced the historical Buddha was in fact a Buddha, though the Dalai Lama has spent his life teaching this... nor does Kevin believe in literal rebirth, even though this too is what the Dalai Lama teaches because it is what Buddha taught... etc.)
Other than that, I don't know, perhaps make a name for himself?
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Namdrol: That's Buddhism for you. Going strong for 2500 years.
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