here is my "perspective" and let me first say that I am responded based on "your" interpretations of Buddhism, and my perspective is coming from what "you" have said about Buddhism....and I am taking in that your correct...for I hope you can understand that you may NOT be correct on every matter, just like I give a version of Christianity, that differs from a lot, and I claim to have deeper understandings, but at the same time I value other perspectives of Christianity, and even "lessons or teachings" from "other" "religions and or philosophies" I may Indeed be WRONG on matters....and I mean NO OFFENSE to "other Buddhists"
ok...my "perspective" is first off, I do NOT feel my mind is mostly dominated by anger, but at the same token I "have experienced hell" and the proof I have for "myself" is that I have many "positive even Highly Spiritual Christian esk dreams" in which the reward "good dreams" far outweigh the bad ones...and I "personally" will never give up on Jesus, because I see he will never give up on me...if I experience hell like dreams but my understanding of your philosophy would be it is because I AM mostly ANGRY...but it doesn't explain to me why Jesus, then "chooses" to "reward me" with positive dreams when I am AWAY from anger according to Buddhist teachings....in other words, if you can't explain being enlightened, then I "personally" do not understand why first I experience BOTH evil and Godly dreams...if your interpretations of Buddhism are "correct" then in theory I would experience the Hell I need to, in order to end my sufferings, which I accept, but if the enlightened aspect, or "good" aspect of Buddhism can't be summed up....to me I WOULD NOT have Holy dreams with Jesus in them,...leading me AWAY from Ultimate truth "enlightenment"
or for that matter dreams with Buddhists in them or even in Buddhist "kingdom" if you wish to call it that...I do not know in fact where or what this place was called in Buddhism, or why I "see" reborn spirits named Yin-Yin sparring with me and "other Buddhists" as well as him "Yin-Yin"( he looks like the statue of Buddha himself ) aiding me with his fighting techniques against "my religions evilness" such as "demons" and "Satan" himself which according to your Buddhist out look you made "no mention" of them...
My "perspective" tells me that I differ in the view of the root cause of suffering is Ignorance...at least my context of the word ignorance....I will give you an example: one said on here before so I will use there analogy, in Arabic societies it is disrespectful to "show the soles of your feet" so if I did this act, and KNEW in there views it is disrespectful, I would not be "Ignorant" to the fact I was insulting them, but I WOULD be showing acts of Hatred....and if I WAS in fact unaware to the fact of this belief "showing the sole of my foot" then if I did such things...I would by definition be "ignorant" to their beliefs and yet not "trying" to be hateful or angry in ANYWAY...to me being ignorant is "unaware" if your unaware, then how could anyone or anything "INCLUDING JESUS" any person of teachings or beliefs system, philosophy etc, hold ANYONE accountable for acts they don't know or understand?? it is like saying in one hand GO out and search as MUCH understandings as you can comprehend, and find wisdom in things, but from "my perspective" tells me we will NEVER be able to comprehend everything on earth...so therefor, it is impossible to say ANYONE who suffers, it is because of ignorance...to me it is the opposite, I suffer because I "know better" and "chose" to do the wrong act opposed to the "right acts" then my suffering is "only myself to blame, and WELL deserved, or I have NO EXCUSE" oppossed to ignorance, if I am Ignorant, how could I be blamed for an act(s) or held accountable? under ANY religion, philosophy, etc
Our lives are improved (in a relative sense) by love, compassion, wisdom, kindness used to help others when they ask for help or are unable to ask but obviously need it e.g. a small child drowning. What I’ve said is how I see a Buddhist might explain your question in a ‘relative truth’ kind of way. The ultimate truth is found as I have said in meditation and is ineffable and cannot be elaborated. To summarize what the Buddha said i.e. the point of his teachings, he said, I teach only two things: suffering and how to end it. The Buddha was an ordinary person and our true nature is identical to his so is the whole of reality i.e. if he can become Enlightened to help all others (who want to) to do the same. So can we (if we want to).
I agree with a lot of your post in the top all the way to the point of ultimate truth...from "my perspective" ultimate truth" is the need for a Savior, Jesus and I too have found this from a way of what similarly is called meditation in Buddhism, Christianity calls it "Praying" and I mean DEEP intense praying....I disagree about it "NOT" being able to be elaborated...if that is the case how does one "know" they in fact are enlightened?, or how does one express to another to "try" to become enlightened? in other words...as one atheist stated, our religion and or philosophy is due to convience and background culture....if that's true, how does one "break" out of that to in fact "not be" ignorant in Buddhist understandings?, if I in fact, am NOT from a Buddhist Culture? nor has it ever been preached to me, so that I can "sympathize" and "take in" what is in fact being said by a devout Buddhist" when I never was exposed? to me "your perspective" defeats itself, I am not exposed to Buddhism, it's not Common in my land, No Athurotive figure who IS enlightened can or will explain it to me to "follow" therefor, by your "perspective" I will REMAIN Ignorant my whole life, and will have to "hope" I am reborn into a society that "has" Buddhism, so that I can "BEGIN" my enlightened Journey, which again, it is MORE plausible for me to believe Christianity is in fact correct, because it EASY to see people who are reflections of Christ, by "acts" and "Faith" and Easy to see it is Good to become like them...
I hope you understand m points and "views"
have a great day!