EPILOGUE
BUDDHISM and REPETITIONS

Part 2. CONCLUSION and THE MIDDLE WAY

Part One: Buddhism and Wheels is enough to start with.

Beginners will not know the texts well enough to think critically, so i will have no authority. But then i suggest researching wikipedia and a few buddhist websites online and see what you think ...

Traditional Buddhists may have no interest, for good reason, - they have been attracted to Buddhism and it works for them, in its present form. I find Buddhism in its present form is a type of Hinduism. I believe Buddhism has its own independant starting points.

I would ask questioning Buddhists to please use clear comprehension, and then communicate.

I believe to get at Buddhas truth, a demystification of cherished beliefs (centuries of repetitions and attachments) is necessary.

The first obvious step for me is finding other questioners, who know the texts, and have authority on the subject. I need a consensus of opinion on the First and Second Truth from a few people, before it makes sense to continue from this perspective.

THE MIDDLE WAY
There is one other idea which is relevant to my thinking, but i don't want to involve myself with discussing the alternative interpretations in traditional buddhism and other possible meanings, because until the first and second truth are established, this would only lead to years of intellectual debate.

Buddha started his life as a Prince and enjoyed all the pleasures of this world. When he was around thirty years old he left his home to search for truth. He followed the Hindu way, renouncing all attachments and abstaining from all sensory pleasure, and he became an ascetic (hermit) for many years.

Then he realised there was another way to approach fulfillment, life and truth, and he called this 'The Middle Way'.

It is clearly written and unquestioned by Buddhists that The Middle Way is a way between the two extremes of sensual indulgence (as a prince) and sensory withdrawal (as an ascetic).

Broadband sensing fulfills these criteria perfectly.

I believe that broadband sensing is the practical teaching of the middle way. There are many psychological and philosophical attitudes which this could be combined with.

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