Trained in science, monastic discipline and scholarship in Buddhist thought, Alan Wallace has long opposed the false dogmatism of materialism. He says that if we read the biblical account of Creation as a starting point of theism and the Buddhist presentation of samsara as generated by the karma of its inhabitants as showing the non-theism of a Buddhist worldview, a fundamental incompatibility between them seems obvious. But in the Christian doctrine of the Trinity and the Mahayana Buddhist doctrine of the omnipresent, divine consciousness of the Dharmakaya pervading the mind-streams of all sentient beings, then the opposition between Christian theism and Buddhist nontheism begins to fade.
Finally, when we encounter God ,as understood in Christian mysticism, and the Primordial Buddha, seen as the ultimate ground of being in the Great Perfection school of Tibetan Buddhism, we may discover a common ground that encompasses both traditions while still honoring their differences.
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