Many of Buddhism’s concepts are used metaphorically in stories. Some of these metaphors are supernatural and completely unrealistic. Its another added layer that it happened 2,500 years ago, was passed down orally for several hundred years, and was in a culture that is very different from our own.

Because of that, I see the stories behind Buddhism like I see Marvel, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, or Star Trek: great stories that tell a moral lesson. I don’t have to literally believe that Star Trek happened to glean that all life should be respected. The idea behind the stories is what really matters.

I will try to re-write stories in a way that omits the supernatural aspects but keeps the message intact. However, when it absolutely cannot happen, I may post about stories that 100% could not happen. Take then with a grain of salt, and just realize they aren’t meant to be taken historically, just like Star Trek.