“Ethics” is advertising
People really, really want Buddhism to be about ethics, even though it isn’t. Why?
Anyone who has read more than a couple Buddhist books knows:
- Consensus “Buddhist ethics” does not contradict leftish secular morality on any issue.
- Consensus “Buddhist ethics” contradictstraditional Buddhist morality on most issues.
From this, one ought to conclude that “Buddhist ethics” is not Buddhist at all. It just is leftish secular morality. Calling it “Buddhist” does not make it so. Why pretend?
Although most Consensus Buddhists know the two facts above, I have never come across anyone pointing out what should be the obvious conclusion. It took me more than a decade to notice it myself. Why?
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