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    Buddhism could be the antidote for fighting the extremism and fanaticism in both Christianity and Islam, adn somewhere in between, the cults. The problem is Buddhism is too passive, and in most cases, they are too poor in resource and education to help either themselves or the world.

    It does not help, the world turn to materialism, and forsaken the spiritual aspect of their lives. And thus survival is at all cost, and regardless. This is seen as an advantage for a well organized religion such Christianity, when it’s resources are plenty and their people are well educated to persuade and convert people. Targeting the weak and poor, in a suppressing country or poorly educated and depressing economical situation.

    Such is where Buddhism lack as fore mentioned, and seems irrelevant, disorganized, and thus vulnerable to attack and ridicule from other well organized sects and religions.

    #366012
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    *pats buddhism on the back * aww here here. lets all have a bit of compassion for poor old buddhism….

    #366021
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    Atlease, the Buddha doesnt ask $25% from his followers income, But the Jesus Christ does…kekeke

    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    *pats buddhism on the back * aww here here. lets all have a bit of compassion for poor old buddhism….

    #366028
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    This is the purpose of reconditioning. It is working, there is hope, after all.

    We want you to be this way: conformity to the norm of society. And denounce extremism.

    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    *pats buddhism on the back * aww here here. lets all have a bit of compassion for poor old buddhism….

    #366040
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    [i]Originally posted by khemrin[/i]
    Buddhism could be the antidote for fighting the extremism and fanaticism in both Christianity and Islam, adn somewhere in between, the cults. The problem is Buddhism is too passive, and in most cases, they are too poor in resource and education to help either themselves or the world.

    It does not help, the world turn to materialism, and forsaken the spiritual aspect of their lives. And thus survival is at all cost, and regardless. This is seen as an advantage for a well organized religion such Christianity, when it’s resources are plenty and their people are well educated to persuade and convert people. Targeting the weak and poor, in a suppressing country or poorly educated and depressing economical situation.

    Such is where Buddhism lack as fore mentioned, and seems irrelevant, disorganized, and thus vulnerable to attack and ridicule from other well organized sects and religions.

    It’s not possible to force somebody to get wiser. Buddhism is a realization and not a believe doctrine. That is the reason why there is also no missionary in Buddhism.
    It’s just that silly Buddhist think that they need to help others in missionary them and mostly they act hypocrisy and silly like all others.
    The flourish of Buddha Dhamma and it’s practice is a matter of wisdom among people. Today 70% of spread teachings about Buddha are simply wrong and those people see just a need to make it equal to other religions understandable for not so bright people.

    One more thing is, that the monastic Sangha is not an organized Sangha like we know that (even also here many tend to do so and install authorities beside the teachings of the Buddha, the Dhamma).

    No need to worry, just make the teachings available and those wise enough, mindful enough after having seen, that suffering exists, will come by them self.

    Actually its more organized in regard of inside and intentions as anything else. You would not see and understand it, if you don’t understand what it is about.
    It’s not a religion, it’s a way out, a gate to peace.

    The fool

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    Long for the wakeful is the night. Long for the weary, a league. For fools unaware of True Dhamma, samsara is long.
    61
    If, in your course, you don’t meet your equal, your better, then continue your course, firmly, alone. There’s no fellowship with fools.
    62
    ‘I have sons, I have wealth’ — the fool torments himself. When even he himself doesn’t belong to himself, how then sons? How wealth?
    63
    A fool with a sense of his foolishness is — at least to that extent — wise. But a fool who thinks himself wise really deserves to be called a fool.
    64-65
    Even if for a lifetime the fool stays with the wise, he knows nothing of the Dhamma — as the ladle, the taste of the soup. Even if for a moment, the perceptive person stays with the wise, he immediately knows the Dhamma — as the tongue, the taste of the soup.
    66
    Fools, their wisdom weak, are their own enemies as they go through life, doing evil that bears bitter fruit.
    67-68
    It’s not good, the doing of the deed that, once it’s done, you regret, whose result you reap crying, your face in tears. It’s good, the doing of the deed that, once it’s done, you don’t regret, whose result you reap gratified, happy at heart.
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    As long as evil has yet to ripen, the fool mistakes it for honey. But when that evil ripens, the fool falls into pain.
    70
    Month after month the fool might eat only a tip-of-grass measure of food, but he wouldn’t be worth one sixteenth of those who’ve fathomed the Dhamma.
    71
    An evil deed, when done, doesn’t — like ready milk — come out right away. It follows the fool, smoldering like a fire hidden in ashes.
    72-74
    Only for his ruin does renown come to the fool. It ravages his bright fortune & rips his head apart. He would want unwarranted status, preeminence among monks, authority among monasteries, homage from lay families. ‘Let householders & those gone forth both think that this was done by me alone. May I alone determine what’s a duty, what’s not’: the resolve of a fool as they grow — his desire & pride.
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    The path to material gain goes one way, the way to Unbinding, another. Realizing this, the monk, a disciple to the Awakened One, should not relish offerings, should cultivate seclusion instead.

    [Message last modified 05-29-2012 05:46am by hanzze]

    #366049
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    bowang,

    Is Buddha smater than jesus Christ…??? why and why not???

    #366058
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    Bowing got on his trap again…Lol he say he got respect for his parent but behind open closet he kill them..

    His parent mist be Buddhism for him to judge their old ways…

    Buddhism doesn’t go around destroy other faiths but other faith has destroyed Buddhism…it seem Buddhism is more compasionate..

    [i]Originally posted by khemrin[/i]
    This is the purpose of reconditioning. It is working, there is hope, after all.

    We want you to be this way: conformity to the norm of society. And denounce extremism.

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    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    *pats buddhism on the back * aww here here. lets all have a bit of compassion for poor old buddhism….

    [/quote]

    #366099
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    If doctor is the healer of physical ill, then religion is the healer of spiritual suffering, don’t you agree?

    When people got cut on their finger, or fall off frm the tree and broke their leg, they look for band aid and go to see doctor if it does not get better in a span of time. The remedy is for both immediate relief and long term healing.

    I think it should be the same for religion. Religion should be helpful, whether it be in term of psychological therapy, or spiritual healing, or prepare one for the eventuality, beyon this world.

    In that I see monastic monks as those of both (or should be)an organized and missionary.

    Do you see problem with that?

    [Message last modified 05-30-2012 04:07am by khemrin]

    #366071
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    buddha is a master of philosophy..

    Jesus is a master of manipulation…

    which one answer the questions..

    [i]Originally posted by kimpirun98[/i]
    bowang,

    Is Buddha smater than jesus Christ…??? why and why not???

    #366082
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    “The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both natural and spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual and a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.”

    -Einstein

    As a man of science myself who also took a few philosophy classes on Buddhism, I agree with Einstein. Buddhism was and still is ahead of its time.

    In time, Science and Buddhism in some way or another may be “ONE” *(All is ONE). The idea of reincarnation for example is similar to the law of conservation of energy, just taken beyond the physical realm to the spiritual realm. Another example, law of karma similar to the law of action & reaction, again in different realms. And like science, Buddhism doesn’t take the easy way out when something supernatural and unexplainable happens by saying it’s a work of God, they both use logic & evidence to explain these events without the need for God… can you imagine if everything strange is explained by being work of God? Look there’s rain, why does it rain? God is taking a shower. lol.

    *All is ONE is a core idea in Buddhism which is in someway is similar to the unified field theory & the ‘theory of everything’ that science believes in and are still chasing after. And not only that Buddhism principles/theories are tightly-knitted so much like all the scientific theories. It’s amazing how Buddhism was created so long ago even before Christianity and such with so little data and knowledge we have today, yet its theories and structures are so similar to modern science.

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