When the subject is Buddhism, “enlightenment” means a spiritual awakening. But the Western Enlightenment has been political and social. It’s about reason, the rights of the individual citizen, a scientific understanding of the material plane. Because the Enlightenment’s ideas were derived from the speculations of a number of individual philosophersContinue Reading

My intention at the moment is to create an outline view of where I believe we are in history. I’m not going to delve into any particular aspect in detail on this first pass. It will seem that I’m passing along some controversial ideas in a rather offhand way. ButContinue Reading