What we believe: Buddhist

Dec 24, 2007 Full story: Tri-cityherald.com 95

“I just started feeling that little niggling. I wasn't sure what I was looking for. I read (about Buddhist meditation), and said, 'Aha! I can do this! I like this!'”

Fran Eager is a practical woman. She's not the kind to have long debates about philosophy. via Tri-cityherald.com

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Since: Jan 09

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#83 Jan 13, 2009
Lester H wrote:
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We are all god stuff incarnate. We have the grace of God. We just don't recognize it.
Hello,
When is the Buddhism teaching start on this earth?
[the origins[history]]
thanks..

Since: Nov 08

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#84 Jan 13, 2009
Lester H wrote:
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Being or nonbeing? We were given a conscious mind for a reason yet nearly all religions, western and eastern alike, have shown a suspicious willingness to surrender the conscious self, either to a bland heaven or nirvanic blessed imbecility.
What is this passion for nonbeing, this denial of sensual life, that drives so many gurus and self proclaimed prophets? They speak out against desire while propelled by an overwhelming desire to lose themselves! They bask in a sort of universal steam bath that drives all the impurities of individuality or creativity from their souls, leaving them immersed, supposedly forever, in a nirvanic bliss beyond discription in which their own experience completely disappears.
The self is supposed to be dead to desire, Bhudda says...beyond wanting or caring, yet paradoxically, this non-feeling is supposed to lead to bliss (which is a feeling).
With all it's distortions, one thing can be said of Christianity, it is not as limiting as Eastern teachings. Though the goal be enlightenment, the path to enlightenment as taught by gurus is not only similar to the Christian self-denial, it requires the eradication of your individuality by killing all desire and getting rid of ego!
If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
~Ram Dass

Since Buddha lived 500 years before Christ, you should be saying Christianity is similar to Buddhism in certain ways, not that Buddhism is similar to Christianity in certain ways.

“ I Am She SaHum”

Since: Apr 07

World

#85 Jan 13, 2009
Infinite Force wrote:
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Are Buddhist considered as Atheists?
From what I am reading on here it seems some Buddhist believe in a god figure and some do not.
It seems like there is division in the Buddhist faith as well.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
If we are concerned about if God created the world? or if there is a God then the lord Buddha might want us consider the parable of the poison arrow.

A man went to the Buddha insisting on answers to this type question, but the Lord Buddha asked him a question: "If you were shot by a poison arrow, and a doctor was asked to extract it, what would you do? Ask such questions as who shot the arrow, from what race did that man come from, who made the arrow, who made the poison, etc., or would you have the doctor immediately pull out the arrow?"

The man said "I would have the arrow pulled out as quickly as possible." The Buddha concluded, "That is wise, our task before us is the solving of life's problems; until this problem is solved, these questions are of secondary importance."

The idea of God is of secondary importence to the problem of human suffering. This is how I as a Hindu see the teaching of the Lord Buddha.

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#86 Jan 13, 2009
Want to be Hindu wrote:
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If we are concerned about if God created the world? or if there is a God then the lord Buddha might want us consider the parable of the poison arrow.
A man went to the Buddha insisting on answers to this type question, but the Lord Buddha asked him a question: "If you were shot by a poison arrow, and a doctor was asked to extract it, what would you do? Ask such questions as who shot the arrow, from what race did that man come from, who made the arrow, who made the poison, etc., or would you have the doctor immediately pull out the arrow?"
The man said "I would have the arrow pulled out as quickly as possible." The Buddha concluded, "That is wise, our task before us is the solving of life's problems; until this problem is solved, these questions are of secondary importance."
The idea of God is of secondary importence to the problem of human suffering. This is how I as a Hindu see the teaching of the Lord Buddha.
Greetings Want to be Hindu
Peace

Very nice. I agree. The harder we try to solve the "Big" Question, all the little ones get forgotten, and pretty soon one gets lost....

Peace
Robert

“ I Am She SaHum”

Since: Apr 07

World

#87 Jan 13, 2009
I am glad you found me. Its always good to hear from a friend.
Hello

United States

#88 Jan 13, 2009
Want to be Hindu wrote:
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If we are concerned about if God created the world? or if there is a God then the lord Buddha might want us consider the parable of the poison arrow.
A man went to the Buddha insisting on answers to this type question, but the Lord Buddha asked him a question: "If you were shot by a poison arrow, and a doctor was asked to extract it, what would you do? Ask such questions as who shot the arrow, from what race did that man come from, who made the arrow, who made the poison, etc., or would you have the doctor immediately pull out the arrow?"
The man said "I would have the arrow pulled out as quickly as possible." The Buddha concluded, "That is wise, our task before us is the solving of life's problems; until this problem is solved, these questions are of secondary importance."
The idea of God is of secondary importence to the problem of human suffering. This is how I as a Hindu see the teaching of the Lord Buddha.
The parable of the poison arrow is for fools who have to ask who Buddha is and those too ignorant to know who Buddha is.

That does not apply to those who know who Buddha is.

The arrow comes out when we reach conviction in Buddha as Bhagavan--that Buddha is the one we call "God" -- the supreme physician.

The 4 Noble Truths answers all questions.
Lester H

Albuquerque, NM

#89 Jan 13, 2009
BeHereNow wrote:
<quoted text>If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
~Ram Dass
Since Buddha lived 500 years before Christ, you should be saying Christianity is similar to Buddhism in certain ways, not that Buddhism is similar to Christianity in certain ways.
A distinction without a difference.

“bungai terong”

Since: Mar 08

lantang senang belama

#90 Jan 13, 2009
Quran Chapter 105 wrote:
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Hello,
When is the Buddhism teaching start on this earth?
[the origins[history]]
thanks..
hahaha

jgn tanya dia..

dia tu tak berdasarkan kitab

dan aku rasa dia nih sesat

nak tanya,mohon masuk forum sy
Hello

United States

#91 Jan 14, 2009
Quran Chapter 105 wrote:
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Hello,
When is the Buddhism teaching start on this earth?
[the origins[history]]
thanks..
Buddhist teachings started when time=0 at Buddha's nibbana, the Buddhist calendar year is around 2500.

The claim is that Buddha defeated time.
what

Seattle, WA

#92 Feb 9, 2009
so buddism isnt a religion, that is interesting...religions believe in god right? I believe that there is one god out there, I dont believe in religions..they all claim to be the "one"...its to difficult

“ I Am She SaHum”

Since: Apr 07

World

#93 Feb 9, 2009
what wrote:
so buddism isnt a religion, that is interesting...religions believe in god right? I believe that there is one god out there, I dont believe in religions..they all claim to be the "one"...its to difficult
Today ir seems like everyone says there faith is not a religion.

Some Buddhist say Buddhism is not a religion because its a path to Enlightenment.

Hindus say they are not a faith because they are a life style.

Christians say they have a personal relationship with God not a religion.

New Age folks say they are spiritual not religious.

Today its very popular to say you are not religious.

Many religions dont talk about a creator God. Some sects of Hinduism, some types of Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism just to name a few.

“Universal Conscious Conscience”

Since: Feb 08

Planet Earth

#94 Feb 11, 2009
RELIGION --(Latin: religio, ligo, "to bind together") A way of seeing, thinking, and acting inspired by questions about what things mean: i.e. Where did we come from?, What is our destiny?, What is true?, What is false?, What is my duty or obligation?, What is the meaning of suffering?, What is the meaning of death?, How shall we live?(Ezekiel 33:10)

“Universal Conscious Conscience”

Since: Feb 08

Planet Earth

#95 Feb 11, 2009
Relgion is not strickened to the belief in GOD.

You have religions that believe in a non-god.

“Universal Conscious Conscience”

Since: Feb 08

Planet Earth

#96 Feb 11, 2009
RELIGION --(Latin: religio, ligo, "to bind together") A way of seeing, thinking, and acting inspired by questions about what things mean: i.e. Where did we come from?, What is our destiny?, What is true?, What is false?, What is my duty or obligation?, What is the meaning of suffering?, What is the meaning of death?, How shall we live?(Ezekiel 33:10)

Source: http://www.nmhschool.org/tthornton/world_reli...

“ I Am She SaHum”

Since: Apr 07

World

#97 Feb 11, 2009
Infinite Force wrote:
RELIGION --(Latin: religio, ligo, "to bind together") A way of seeing, thinking, and acting inspired by questions about what things mean: i.e. Where did we come from?, What is our destiny?, What is true?, What is false?, What is my duty or obligation?, What is the meaning of suffering?, What is the meaning of death?, How shall we live?(Ezekiel 33:10)
Source: http://www.nmhschool.org/tthornton/world_reli...
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