Among the people who consciously moved toward Buddhism as an alternative to theistic traditions, it seems that, for many, one of the most attractive features that Buddhism had to offer was its lack of emphasis on heaviness and guilt in its presentations of the basic makeup of a human being and what happens when humans become confused. From the Buddhist perspective, the most essential dimension of our minds is buddha nature, which is completely free of any fault or defect. It is understandable that many people would be attracted to a spiritual tradition that teaches that human beings are fundamentally whole.
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