6 BUDDHISM The foundations The development page 237 258 7 DUALISM , DUALITY AND THE UNIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE Zoroastrianism , Manichaeism and Jainism 269 BIBLIOGRAPHY 293 INDICES 299 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks are due to the following for ...
It is because suffering , in one form or another , is a common experience that religions give to suffering a place of central importance or consideration - indeed , it is often said that suffering is an important cause of religion ...
To talk of suffering is to talk not of an academic problem but of the sheer bloody agonies of existence , of which all men are aware and most have direct experience . All religions take account of this ; some , indeed , make it the ...
For that reason it must be emphasised that the facts and instances of suffering occur first , not the problem , and that the many passages quoted in this book come more often from experience than from a desire for intellectual ...
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