It is a happy coincidence, or perhaps not, that for many years I have LARPed as best I can as a Buddhist, studying the Pali Canon and meditating, and would consider the Dalai Lama my religious leader.
Considering my religious leader recently stated “Europe belongs to the Europeans,” it would be religious persecution to attack me for agreeing with my religious leader.
Here’s my pitch — we should all become Buddhists now. It’s very workable.
Buddhist morality is mathematical — the evil doer suffers, and one who avoids doing evil does not suffer. Don’t be contentious with people, and avoid contentious people. Contentious people clog up the gears. Be very calm and have peace of mind.
I consider doing mathematics a Buddhist meditation, because you have to slow down your mind to follow complexity. Mathematics/physics/engineering is like a chew toy for the brain, and I notice cognitive enhancement from doing math regularly. Buddhism/math/qigong/kung fu makes you calmer/smarter, and you need to be calm and high on Maslow’s hierarchy to do intellectually advancing work.
When I was younger I didn’t do mathematics because I was a lonely incel and was low on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Being married and in a family put me high enough on the hierarchy of needs to be able to concentrate and study math.
In education, children must be assessed where they are on the hierarchy of needs, and if they are low on the hierarchy of needs, they aren’t going to learn well. The hierarchy of needs thing has to be solved first. These insights have flowed from my study of Buddhism.
Here is my Buddhist inspired meme, the quote is from the Dhammapada. It’s an example of mathematical morality.