Is Buddhism without rebirth ‘nihilism with a happy face’?

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I argue against pessimistic readings of the Buddhist tradition on which unawakened beings invariably have lives not worth living due to a preponderance of suffering (duḥkha) over well-being.



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Calvin Baker
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