Thursday, April 7, 2016
Core Insights of Buddhism
“The three core insights of the Buddhist tradition are the facts of impermanence, of suffering, and of non-self.
The first of these refers to the truth that all phenomena, without exception, change;
the second recognizes that all experience is structurally incapable of yielding lasting satisfaction;
and the third points out the awkward truth that we are not quite what we take ourselves to be.
To these we might usefully add the associated ideas of the interdependent arising of all phenomena, and the notion of awakening as a radical psychological transformation.”
Olendzki A. "Unlimiting Mind. The Radically Experiential Psychology of Buddhism." Wisdom Publications, Boston, 2010.
Useful introduction to the above: http://www.johnlovas.com/2013/08/exploring-mysteries-of-human-condition.html