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edearl wrote:Whether rebirth occurs or not, Buddhism is not redundant. Buddhist philosophy is IMO a way to minimize suffering in the world. Thus, Buddhism is needed as much or more than at any other time in history.
Re dun dant: from L. redundantem (nom. redundans), prp. of redundare "come back, contribute," lit. "overflow," from re- "again" (see re-) + undare "rise in waves," from unda "a wave" (see water).
Dictionary.com redundant: characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix: a redundant style.
HHDL: "My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims."
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