Monday, November 19th, 2012
In this final installment of the series, I would like to address the Buddhist teaching on the last stage of early human conditioning, from the teenage years into the early twenties. What makes writing this article particularly poignant is that my own beloved son has just turned 20.
According to our Buddhist tradition, this stage represents the final aggregate of foundational conditioning. It is in this period that our ego self-identity becomes solidified. This stage usually peaks around 25, which is, coincidentally, the same time that the brain is fully developed. Read more