In this talk in 2013 Winton Higgins argues that religion is best understood from a pragmatic perspective. He says that “our ancestors developed our religious traditions as tools in aid of survival, well-being and self-improvement. Along with other significant inventions, they have served us well and utterly transformed us into self-aware moral agents.”
This was the FOURTH of four talks given by Winton Higgins at a day-long workshop in New Zealand in 2013. He focuses on the essentially pragmatic core of the Buddha’s teachings.