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    Re: Why is Buddhism so contradicting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pythagoras View Post
    Zen koans are a good example, hard to distinguish what is literal, descriptive, or just poetic expression.
    That's a good example, because that, of course is their function. They should all (even when based of possibly historical events) be understood as a peculiar class of metaphor, intended to point to a thing which can not be expressed in words, but can be known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pythagoras View Post
    Zen koans are a good example, hard to distinguish what is literal, descriptive, or just poetic expression.
    That's a good example, because that, of course is their function. They should all (even when based of possibly historical events) be understood as a peculiar class of metaphor, intended to point to a thing which can not be expressed in words, but can be known.
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    Re: Why is Buddhism so contradicting?

    Buddhism isn't contradictory, if you do more than a surface level of research. It's just not western.
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