A Skeptic’s Approach to Buddhism

(Photo above courtesy of Devesh Kumar)

It’s natural to have doubt. The key, however, is whether we use our questions as fuel to seek out answers. Confidence in the power of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo grows with time as you see actual proof in your life.

Today’s guest, Devesh Kumar, a medical student in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shares how he tested Buddhism to see whether he could really make his impossible dreams a reality.

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Cheat Sheet

04:15     Devesh attends a Buddhist meeting out of respect

08:25     Putting Buddhism to the test

15:45     The fight to get into medical school

21:40     A rough second year of school

32:00     Becoming someone who doesn’t give up

References mentioned:

  • Jan. 2, 1998, World Tribune, p. 11
  • Hope Is a Decision, p. 5
  • The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, part 1, revised edition, p. 126
  • The Buddha in Your Mirror, pp. 207–10
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