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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist (original 2010; udgave 2011)

af Stephen Batchelor (Forfatter)

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Charting his journey from hippie to monk to lay practitioner, teacher, and interpreter of Buddhist thought, Batchelor reconstructs the historical Buddha's life, locating him within the social and political context of his world. In examining the ancient texts of the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha's life and teachings, Batchelor argues that the Buddha was a man who looked at human life in a radically new way for his time, more interested in the question of how human beings should live in this world than in notions of karma and the afterlife. According to Batchelor, the outlook of the Buddha was far removed from the piety and religiosity that has come to define much of Buddhism as we know it today.… (mere)
Medlem:DaveElliott
Titel:Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
Forfattere:Stephen Batchelor (Forfatter)
Info:Spiegel & Grau (2011), 320 pages
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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist af Stephen Batchelor (2010)

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    wester: Both these books are about the personal journey of someone struggling to find a way to walk his own religious path when the institutions they find themselves in discourage questioning.
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A compelling journey through the life of Stephen Batchelor who spent many years in Tibetan Buddhism and became skeptical overtime. He studies the Buddha himself and finds that he was more secular than he thought at first. ( )
  LeeBoiBoi | Jul 17, 2019 |
A young British nomad/monk Stephen Batchelor autobiograhical rendition articulates probably the “true spirit” of Buddhism is this book as he journeys as a young 18 year old departing England through Europe and to the far east ; eventually ends up tracking the path of the Buddha to his last days as decades pass by .

Buddhism through the eons (predates all abrahamic religions) has been absorbed by each culture and now reduced to a splinter groups ( Tibetan - Theravada / Mahayana ) each affirming their interpretation holds the path to salvation ; and yet they are all plagued by dogmatic , authoritarian , misogynic propaganda which is synonymous with abrahamic religions .

In retrospection with Karen Amstrong’s version “The Buddha” ( Richard Gere narration) I see how flawed and heavily biased towards hinduism when compared to the original transcripts of the Buddha ; which in summary was an exuberance of rationalism and non-theistic in nature . ( )
  Vik.Ram | May 5, 2019 |
Written with the same brilliance and boldness that made Buddhism Without Beliefs a classic in its field, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist is Stephen Batchelor’s account of his journey through Buddhism, which culminates in a groundbreaking new portrait of the historical Buddha.

Stephen Batchelor grew up outside London and came of age in the 1960s. Like other seekers of his time, instead of going to college he set off to explore the world. Settling in India, he eventually became a Buddhist monk in Dharamsala, the Tibetan capital-in-exile, and entered the inner circle of monks around the Dalai Lama. He later moved to a monastery in South Korea to pursue intensive training in Zen Buddhism. Yet the more Batchelor read about the Buddha, the more he came to believe that the way Buddhism was being taught and practiced was at odds with the actual teachings of the Buddha himself.

Charting his journey from hippie to monk to lay practitioner, teacher, and interpreter of Buddhist thought, Batchelor reconstructs the historical Buddha’s life, locating him within the social and political context of his world. In examining the ancient texts of the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha’s life and teachings, Batchelor argues that the Buddha was a man who looked at human life in a radically new way for his time, more interested in the question of how human beings should live in this world than in notions of karma and the afterlife. According to Batchelor, the outlook of the Buddha was far removed from the piety and religiosity that has come to define much of Buddhism as we know it today.
  PSZC | Mar 29, 2019 |
I enjoyed this book from three perspectives; reading about the author’s personal journey, gaining some insight into the doctrinal differences in different branches of Buddhism, and also to learn about the historical life and times of Siddathma Gotma as a man, rather than “the Buddha”. ( )
  jvgravy | Mar 19, 2019 |
A fascinating look into the life of one Westerner (British) who first became fascinated with Buddhism during the 1960s, an era when many Westerners were looking for alternatives to traditional religions such as Christianity and Judaism. This is basically a memoir that looks at Batchelor's immersion into Buddhism as a monk and his later disrobing and changing approach to Buddhism aa a more humanistic philosophy. Bachelor believes that, based on what he considers more genuine fragments of text from the Pali canon, that Siddhattha Gautama himself was essentially an atheist who extracted his religious practices from classic Indian philosophy stripped of its reliance on the pantheon of supernatural beings, and that even the concepts of rebirth and nirvana were not a part of the original teachings of Gautama Buddha.

Consequently, Bachelor sees the Buddhist lifestyle and meditation practices as simply practical ways to live a better life of love and compassion toward all sentient beings, and as a way to live a happier life. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion to begin with, but Batchelor takes that one step further. Interestingly, this also shows how Buddhist meditation practice, devoid of its emphasis on karma, rebirth and nirvana, can be useful to anyone, regardless of their religious beliefs, in developing mindfulness and mental focus. Such meditation practices can thus enrich one's other spiritual practices, whether they are Buddhist, Christian, Jewish or atheist. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
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Charting his journey from hippie to monk to lay practitioner, teacher, and interpreter of Buddhist thought, Batchelor reconstructs the historical Buddha's life, locating him within the social and political context of his world. In examining the ancient texts of the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha's life and teachings, Batchelor argues that the Buddha was a man who looked at human life in a radically new way for his time, more interested in the question of how human beings should live in this world than in notions of karma and the afterlife. According to Batchelor, the outlook of the Buddha was far removed from the piety and religiosity that has come to define much of Buddhism as we know it today.

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