Buddhist Philosophy, Abridged

This piece was originally published on rational-buddhism.blogspot.com.

INTRODUCTION

Buddhism is founded on two fundamental beliefs, from which the rest of the philosophy is derived. These two basic premises are:
  1. The underlying nature of reality is process and change, rather than stable entities.
  2. Processes can be divided into two categories - mental processes, nama, and physical/mechanistic processes rupa.
Although mental processes and physical processes interact, mental processes are not reducible to physical processes. 

THE PROCESS NATURE OF REALITY

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