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Old 05-22-2019, 01:46 PM
foolsguinea is offline
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I haven't read much from the Buddhist scriptures, but what tiny amount I've read from Gautama strikes me as coming from a place of emotional pain & fear of emotional pain. My impression was that Theravada Buddhism was trying to build a religion out of some ancient Hindu's personal gloominess.