Buddhism in Eyes of Intellectuals

Buddhism does not lead us to a Fool's Paradise
“Buddhism is realistic, for it takes a realistic view of life and of the world.  It does not falsely pull us into living in a fool's paradise, nor does it frighten and agonize us with all kinds of imaginary fears and guilt-feelings.  It calls us exactly and objectively what we are and what the world around us is, and shows us the way to perfect freedom, peace, tranquility and happiness.” 
Ven. Dr. W. Rahula