This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Right Belief, or the Gospel of Buddhism

We can find the primary message of Buddhism in the first division of the Eightfold Path: Right Belief. It is this division which is most susceptible to a ‘systematic’ exposition. It pertains to ‘Knowledge of the Real,’ and of man and the world in their relation to the Real. It is summarized neatly in the formula: Dukkha, Anicca, Anatta: Suffering, Impermanence, Non-egoity. To realize these principles is to realize the Truth,[1] and for this reason we will consider them individually.

[1] Majjhima Nikaya, i, 140.

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