What is Believable?

Bhikkhu Cintita (2015)

This is a six-part series on coming to terms with Buddhist teaching, particularly where it seems to conflict with common modern predilections. It relates to issues in faith and reason, Secular Buddhism, Buddhism and science and modern attitudes about religiosity.

  1. Introduction
  2. How to Accept a Teaching
  3. How to Reject a Teaching
  4. How to Contextualize a Teaching
  5. How to Reconsider Your Standards of Believability
  6. How to Upgrade a Teaching

References
Kelly, Emily, 2006 “Psychophysiological Influences,” In Kelly, Edward, et al., 2006, pp. 117-
Kelly, Edward, …, 2006, Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century,
Chalmers, David J., 1996, The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory, Oxford University Press.
Nagel, Thomas, 2012, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False,
Tucker, Jim B., 2013, Return to Life,
Cintita, Bhikkhu, 2012, “What Did the Buddha Think of Women?”
Cintita, Bhikkhu, 2014, A Culture of Awakening: the Life and Times of the Buddha-Sasana,
Snodgrass, Judith, 2003, Presenting Japanese Buddhism to the West: Orientalism, Occidentalism and the Columbian Exposition, University of North Carolina Press.
McMahan, David, 2008, The Making of Buddhist Modernism, Oxford University Press.
Prothero, Stephen, 1996, The White Buddhist: the Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott, Indiana University Press.
Rosenblum, Bruce and Fred Kuttner, 2011, Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness,
B. Alan Wallace, 2012, Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic,

Gombrich, Richard, 2006, Theravada Buddhism: a Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo, Routledge.

 

 

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