A problem once solved ceases to be a problem; but the penetration of a mystery does not make it any less mysterious. The more intimate one is with a mystery, the greater shines the aura of its secret. The intensification of the mystery leads not to frustration (as does the increasing of a problem) but to release.
The Faith of Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty
Stephen Batchelor, along with his wife Martine, are Buddhist teachers and authors, who live in South West France and conduct meditation retreats and seminars worldwide. They both trained as monastics for ten years in traditional Buddhist centers in Asia, and now present a lay and secular approach to Buddhist practice, largely based on the early teachings of the Buddha as found in the Pali Canon.
Books written by Stephen Batchelor include:
- After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
- Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
- Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
- Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil
- Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World
- The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture
- The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty