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Wilber has no uderstanding of Buddhism
am 26. Februar 2000
Wilber is an intelligent man, but do not take this book or anything else he has written as a guide to understanding the Buddha, who, by the way, was a lot smarter than Wilber. His inability to deal with Theravada teachings is the result of his a)lack of reading in them and, b)inability to understand them. The Theravada is not the Mahayana, and unfortunately for the Mahayana, the Theravada has the claim of historic connnection to the Buddha. All the Bodhidharma stuff is no replacement for the Pali Suttas, and Wilber's attempt to synthesize everything is ill-fated from the beginning. His own stance being primarily mystical (with a decided Advaita-Vedanta and Mahayana slant) he cannot understand the Buddha, WHO WAS NOT A MYSTIC. Sorry, but I think Ken Wilber is doing a grave disservice to the Buddha's teachings, and anyone reading Wilber's books should know that he is not the last word.