Re: Extro-Buddhism

Ian Goddard (
Sun, 04 Oct 1998 04:50:07 -0400

At 12:31 AM 10/4/98 -0500, Natasha Vita More wrote:

>>>Overcoming suffering through spirituality ...
>> IAN: Overcoming suffering is not pseudoscience
>Sorry, you misquoted me.

IAN: I didn't misquote you. I guess you mean to say that I did not address what you said, but I did... My point was that suffering elimination can occur and modalities offered by
spiritual traditions such as yoga, meditation, and psychological analysis do work and are not pseudoscientific per se. Those are the remedies for suffering offered by Buddhism and I cannot think what else you may have been referring to in Buddhism as being pseudoscientific methodologies for overcoming suffering.

What is the "spirituality" of Buddhism but the beliefs and practices of Buddhism?

Heck, even believing in phoney Gods may overcome suffering and also not be pseudoscientific in that belief has real physiological effects on the mind.

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