The Answer

Is the aporia.

“Aporia” is not a word that one hears often, or perhaps at all. It is a philosophical term that denotes an irresolvable logical contradiction in an argument, theory, or text.

Buddhism and awakening in Buddhism is an experience. This might seem excessively abstract. But a logical contradiction creates a gap. There is no good reason why the experience of awakening in Buddhism cannot be explained in philosophical terms. Different explanations will work well for different people. This is an explanation for people who like philosophical explanations.

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Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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