Review: Buddhist Enlightenment

What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?Review – What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?
by Dale S. Wright
Oxford University Press, 2016
Review by Bob Lane
Jan 24th 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 4)

King Lear is a play as profound as it is puzzling. It seems to be uncompromising in its attitude to the nature of things. Either its last scene is a powerful continuation of the theme of self delusion or it is an intimation of immortality.

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18th-century depiction of King Lear mourning o...
18th-century depiction of King Lear mourning over his daughter Cordelia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4 thoughts on “Review: Buddhist Enlightenment

  1. . A third and more difficult approach is to have the story itself suggest certain philosophical questions or notions. Shakespeare’s King Lear comes to mind. The story itself of how a king becomes a man is constructed as a vehicle for the intellectual/emotional investigation of bare unaccommodated man. Two competing visions of the nature of things find voice in the action and dialogue of the story. Either there are gods involved in the human drama or there are not. The story forces us to choose one vision or the other.

    – From the review of Extinction of Desire damn, bob, you see Lear everywhere!!

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