Due to its non-dual nature, its unwillingness to water down Sakyamuni Gautama Buddha's Teaching, and the practicality of meditation, Buddhism as philosophy and psychology is liberating.
Mistaking it for religion, the ignorant flee. Yet the wise augment their faith with it.
Buddhism is non-dual in that at the root of the teaching, dependent arising and karma demonstrates the interdependence of all living beings.
What the concept of self power (jiriki) and Other Power (tariki) teaches is not dualism but that one's self power motivates one to let Other Power help to guide her life, which is similar to the concept of "let go and let God".
In the Buddha's Teaching are the Four Noble Truths, consisting of:
- Life is not satisfying.
- The reason why life is not satisfying is because of ignorant craving.
- To cure this dissatisfaction with life, stop ignorant craving.
- The Noble Eightfold Path stops ignorant craving.