Wettimuny’s The Buddha’s Teaching and the Ambiguity of Existence is one of those rare and important books that everyone needs, if only they knew it. It builds a bridge between the most important thoughts and thinkers of the east and west: the Existentialists in the west, and the Buddha in the east. More importantly, it completes the task begun by the western thinkers, to bring humankind into maturity after a particularly difficult adolescence.
Here we discuss and illustrate the distinctions among immediate, reflective and reflexive experience, building a conceptual foundation for the more advanced ideas in the following sections.
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