Andrew Fulford Archive Authors East Asia Nota Bene Philosophy

Retreat to Commitment in Buddhism

Robert H. Sharf writes about the retreat phenomena (with different terms) in varieties of Buddhism. Substitute “private spiritual experience” with liberal Schleiermacherian “immediate feeling of dependence upon the infinite” or conservative Barthian “encounter with the Word” and you get the same basic strategy for dealing with the same underlying problem: The urge to reduce the […]