Of course, Emperor Ashoka could not simply expect to take all the credit for his new approach to defining reality, but instead created a set of ‘religious-like’ texts, the content of which was anything but ‘religious’ in the old sense, and ascribing their creation to a ‘mythical’ being who lived sometime in the distant past.
This is the latest Ch’an Digest put out through RHACS – a no nonsense Chinese Ch’an research and study group in the UK, that rejects the Western ‘mystification’ of this quintessential Chinese school of dialectical thought.
The Buddha’s use of ‘logic’ pre-dated the ancient Greeks.
Enlightenment is not the acceptance of, or practical experience of rebirth. Enlightenment is not the acceptance of, or practical experience of a ‘soul’ theory. In other words, a fully enlightened and rational mind, is a mind ‘emptied’ of all delusion and irrationality.
Africans in Ancient China.
As a consequence, wikipedia’s anti-progress, anti-leftist and anti-truth position is very clear. Its established historical narrative reflects exactly how white middle class America views itself and the world around it. I think the ancient Greeks would be astonished to see that in today’s America, stupidity is packaged as ‘true’ knowledge!