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Metaphysically, Daoism is naturalistic in that any first-order moral dao must be rooted in natural ways. To achieve enlightenment, those two principles must be combined. His withdrawal from the givenness of the everyday world and his negation of it was the first step in gaining a new critical leverage over it. In short, it is entirely possible that there was no Buddha at all and that the stories of the Buddha's life were merely the same stories of similar lives of other sages, given a new catchy name.

Pages: 233

Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (August 22, 2013)

ISBN: B00EQ80854

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