Neoliberalism and anarchism are in many ways contrary views. But upon closer inspection they share many theoretical features. Like many enlightenment philosophies, neither serieously question the truth of individualism.
Buddhism is seen as a religion of peace and spirituality. Renouncing the illusions of political life, its adherents strive to eliminate suffering. History tells a different story, however.
Mahāyāna Buddhists believe that there are not ultimate distinctions between one person and the next. Liberals, on the other hand, believe that persons are fundamentally separate. Buddhists apparently deny what liberals seems to affirm; namely, the separateness of persons. How can these views be compatible?