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    in order to confront evil. you need a sword to fight (truth and knowledge) it and a shield to protect you from it (the holy spirit). if you lay down in passivity, it will destroy you. appeasement doesnt work…

    [i]Originally posted by hanzze[/i]
    Dear friend,

    There is not one word of legalism in the Buddha Dhamma, it is all about just. You might be wrong introduced to the Buddha Dhamma as many are also wrong introduced to the teachings of Allah or Jesus.
    If one is told a teaching of peace and harmony while one is carrying a weapon (dislike, hate and anger) he will nothing else do with it as to use it just as a weapon.

    One needs to lay down the weapons first before he is able to understand teaching in the way they should be understood.

    There are a lot of people running around with weapons of fight and defend and call this weapon the right and holly way. That is not about the teachings, that is about wrong understanding and the lack of will to look for the real problem inside one self.

    As soon as we open or heart we are able to find peace.

    #346280
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    That is right friend, but most misinterpret those deep meanings of every teaching.

    The only enemy is you your self and to respect and honor his parents leads you to the first step that your start to fight your enemy. He is called ego (egoism) my, you, me, others, athma…

    If you understand it wrong it is nothing else as an other dshihad.

    A dshihad against you parents, other opinions, other people, other religion…

    What someone is not taught from childhood is not easy to learn, but there is always a time and a place to understand simply rules, even they are not common in the “modern world”

    You weapon is wisdom, the bullets are compassion and your shield is mindfulness. Beware of modern weapons, they seems to be equal, but they aren’t. The original weapons are not harmful and wholesome, but the fake weapons are harmful and unwholesome.
    The fake weapon is ignorance or delusion (ideology), the bullets are hatred (dislike, aversion) and the shield is greed (desire in every kind, desire for an eternal “I”).

    Prove if your weapons are real or just fake. If your mind is at peace and nothing can shake you in your calmness, it is an intention that you use the original weapons to fight your enemy.

    If you are worried, fearful, hateful, restless full of thought, you can be sure that you use the modern fake weapons. Give them up. First they harm you yourself and they also harm other in a way that is not wholesome at all.

    [Message last modified 05-07-2011 04:27pm by hanzze]

    #346289
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    What is jesus christ about then? Was he legal, philosopher or magician who believed he was possessed by spirit?

    How did you find jesus? I hope not in the jungle of Cambodia, like guy claim.

    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    i believe churchianity, islam, and buddhism are all great examples of legalism. legalism is bad. Christ is GOOD. i believe in Christ.

    #346298
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    And you found this in the bibles? Is this where you find the truth to fight evil?

    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    in order to confront evil. you need a sword to fight (truth and knowledge) it and a shield to protect you from it (the holy spirit). if you lay down in passivity, it will destroy you. appeasement doesnt work…

    #346306
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    Hey Khemrin bro,

    You spelled the word “sword” incorrect!!!! Look it and spell it again. Ok!!! Hahahhahaah

    [i]Originally posted by khemrin[/i]

    And you found this in the bibles? Is this where you find the truth to fight evil?

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    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    in order to confront evil. you need a sword to fight (truth and knowledge) it and a shield to protect you from it (the holy spirit). if you lay down in passivity, it will destroy you. appeasement doesnt work…

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    #346316
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    I’d say no-one can estimate how much knowledge of God is….if some-one keeps thinking about that, that person will become a NUT. Cuz he is a greatest person in the world.

    Does God have Daddy or Mommy…..?????????????

    #346326
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    Why can’t you love all the Gods (parents and religious ones) the same?

    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    it sounds all good and dandy but it’s unrealistic and naive. this is one of the major problems with eastern thinking including buddhism. for example our khmer culture values the worship of the parents, even to god like status. there’s a khmer story about the search for the buddha, upon finding the buddha, the buddha stated what you were looking for was right in front of you, your parents. as a result, good cambodians are suppose to worship their parents like gods and they do cater to the parents, and they do past down all of the traditions of the parents. if you break this rule, you are a bad son or daughter. it is a value system based on collectivism and not the individuals freedom. it is based on what you can do for the parents when it should be the other way around. responsible mature parenting does thing for the children without expecting anything back. a responsible GOD loves and blesses his children free of charge, this is a thing called Grace.

    we need to rethink, maybe our parents may have been wrong but didn’t realize it because they blindly followed what was set before them. in the real world many parents are not as righteous or as dreamy as what the inexperience monk is preaching. yet people sit there and listen in a trance like state as if they’re given some sort of profound knowledge. when it is just misguided teachings. the blind leading the blind.

    i am not saying dont respect your parents. good parents should be respected. i am just saying be realistic and use discernment. if your parents are *!#@^#*s, they should be held responsible as bad people and not lifted on a pedestal because its prim and proper, politically correct. sometimes, you need to go into hell to save your parents and not the other way around. this is what makes a good son or daughter. the ability to see wrong and step away from it even if it means breaking with all he knows, his tradition and culture. the ability to see the truth in a world of lies.

    God is the Truth, always Righteous, truly worthy of worshipped. anything less is just made up.

    SORRY I TRIED TO REPLY TO THE OTHER THREAD BUT IT CREATED A NEW ONE..

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    [Message last modified 04-30-2011 05:11pm by bowang]

    #346336
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    “Matthew 10:34-37, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

    Let’s look at it beyond the literal sense. God is not saying fight your family. The physical family is temporal and God is eternal. God is the bigger picture. The father and mother talked about represents the earthy traditions and culture which may be anti God or anti Christ in nature. He is saying, if your traditions are not of God, one should go against it in order to break away from the bondages of the physical world. If you are born into a family of robbers for example, a culture of corruption, one shouldn’t maintain such a lifestyle just for the sake of it. One should fight it for what is right. The ability to see beyond all that’s been taught for generations therefore is not from the earthly parents or traditions but from God himself and this is far greater than anything else on earth.

    #346346
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    bowang!!! your brain captured alot of Bible isues. No matter of people tried to advise you or explain some difference ways. I dont think you accep it…The only God does. Right???

    #346356
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    You can love your parents like Gods, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow their will. That’s why the Gods gave you free-will.

    [i]Originally posted by bowang[/i]
    “Matthew 10:34-37, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

    Let’s look at it beyond the literal sense. God is not saying fight your family. The physical family is temporal and God is eternal. God is the bigger picture. The father and mother talked about represents the earthy traditions and culture which may be anti God or anti Christ in nature. He is saying, if your traditions are not of God, one should go against it in order to break away from the bondages of the physical world. If you are born into a family of robbers for example, a culture of corruption, one shouldn’t maintain such a lifestyle just for the sake of it. One should fight it for what is right. The ability to see beyond all that’s been taught for generations therefore is not from the earthly parents or traditions but from God himself and this is far greater than anything else on earth.

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