Monday, September 15, 2014

The Problem with Buddhism

The problem with Buddhism, as I see it, is the terminology.

Take Christianity for a moment.  The key people, in chronological order, are God, Abraham ...

[Quick bit from Desolation Row:  God said to Abraham kill me a son/Abe said God you must be puttin' me on]

... Joseph, Mary, Jesus and then the apostle Peter.

The point being that these are all names you can wrap your head around easily.  In Buddhism, the head guy is called Siddhartha Gautama.  The two major schools are Theravada and Mahayana.  The current Dalai Lama's name is Tenzin Gyatso.  And those are the easy ones.

If I came from the sub-continent it all might be easier.


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