Posted: Jan 16, 2019 1:14 pm
by Alan B
Non-supernatural religion? Buddhism (in its earliest form)?

To me. Buddhism as practised today, seems to worship statues of Buddha as a god which I do not think was its original intent.

But read this: Buddhism from a Hindu perspective.

Buddhism believes in the existence of neither God nor soul in the theistic sense. It is essentially a religion of the mind, which advocates present moment awareness, inner purity, ethical conduct, freedom from the problem of change, impermanence and suffering, and reliance upon one's own experience and discernment on the Eightfold path as the teacher and guide, rather than an external authority other than the Dhamma. One may take guidance from a teacher, but insightful awareness and experiential knowledge of the Dhamma are vital to progress on the path.