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The Three Refuges — 2 Comments

  1. Wish for “Intellectual Buddhists” to discover a middle way and in doing so may they relieve their suffering, with Metta Deborah.

  2. Yes. In fact there is a lot to be said for an academic approach – that is one is interested in all views rather than just ones own. And being willing to look into things properly with a view to changing yourself, instead of looking for headlines.

    In that sense the refuges are a baseline of faith that is often overlooked in the purely rationalist approach. We take it on faith that there is a goal, it can be reached, and we help each other along the way. When this baseline is missing is when contention arises.