Budhism vs Islam. Which is better?

Created by alam on Feb 19, 2010

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Islam - the way to heaven

Budhism deny God

Budhism is pessimist religion

Budhism - myths & devian ideas

Budhism is supersticious

Budhism confused Idol worship

Budhism - laziness & indolence

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alam

UK

#1 Feb 19, 2010
An Invitation to the Truth:

Many people become excited at the idea of becoming "different" or more "original." In almost every society since the dawn of history, some individuals have tried to stand out and draw attention to themselves by their life style, clothing, hairstyles, or distinctive way of speaking. They've managed to stir up public reaction and attract interest at the same time.

In recent years, Western societies have seen the emergence of an unusual current that draws attention to itself by its rather strange life style. It's made up of individuals who want to attract attention by adopting Eastern culture, beliefs, and philosophies-of which the most important is Buddhism.

Throughout the world, but especially in America and Europe, some individuals have been intrigued by Buddhism, spurred on mostly by the superstitious, secret, and awesome qualities they perceive in this religion. Generally, those who adopt Buddhism do so not because they believe in the logic of its philosophy, but because they're attracted by its "mystical" atmosphere, drawn to this superstition because it is presented to them as far more different and awesome than any other philosophy they encounter in their normal lives. For example, the story of how Buddhism came to be is related to them as a fantastic, mystic legend. Books and films about Buddhism depict Buddha as the source of a great mystery. Likewise, Buddhist priests are presented as possessors of secret, arcane knowledge. They fascinate Westerners with their exotic robes, shaved heads, style of worship, elaborate ceremonies, dwelling places, meditation, yoga and other such strange practices.

For these reasons, Buddhism is seized upon as an important tool by people who want to demonstrate that they are different from others in their society, and who want to project the image of having discovered of a valuable secret. If an ordinary person suddenly shaves his head one day, puts on a brightly-colored robe and begins to teach Buddhist doctrine using mystical words he never uttered before, he will certainly attract curious attention and be thought of as "original."
alam

UK

#2 Feb 19, 2010
A number of celebrities have adopted Buddhism for similar purposes. They make speeches in Tibetan Buddhist robes to appear different from others, drawing attention to themselves perhaps to become even better known to their public. They visit Buddhist temples accompanied by Buddhist priests and also make propaganda for the Buddhist religion.

You may have already learned a considerable amount about Buddhism and gained a general knowledge of it through both written and visual media. In this book, we'll examine Buddhism's superstitious character in the light of the Qur'an and let you see clearly this superstitious religion's more perverse aspects.

When we consider Buddhism's appearance, its scriptures, general beliefs, style of worship in the light of the Qur'an, we begin to see that its basic philosophy is founded on very deviant doctrines. Indeed, its worship contains strange practices leading its devotees to worship idols of stone and clay. As a belief, Buddhism is contrary to logic and intelligence. Countries where it has been adopted have mixed it with their own idolatrous ideas, traditions and local customs, joining it with myths and deviant ideas until it has evolved into a totally godless philosophy.

When fused with Brahmanism, Hinduism, Shintoism and other idolatrous Eastern religions, Buddhism has assumed a much darker form. Those who adopt this religion not because they believe it, but because they're attracted by the "secrets" of the Far East or just to draw attention to themselves, should realize that Buddhism contains perverse doctrines that can lead them to deny God, associate handmade idols with Him and lead a life of superstition. To ignore Buddhism's mindless aspects and espouse it just to be trendy and go along with others will result in great loss.

Those who make propaganda on behalf of Buddhism often present it as a means of salvation. Those who long to escape from a materialist society's hard, disputatious culture- along with its worries, anxieties, quarrels, pitiless rivalry, selfishness and falsehoods-resort to Buddhism as the way to achieve peace of mind, security, tolerance and a fulfilling life. But Buddhism is not, as it is generally thought to be, a belief that brings contentment. On the contrary, those who are taken into Buddhism are often drawn into a deep pessimism. Even people with a considerable level of education and modern worldview will become individuals who see nothing wrong with begging with their bowls in hand, who believe that in their next lives, human beings may be reborn as mice or cattle, and who expect help from idols carved from stone or cast in bronze. For these people, Buddhism's deviant beliefs inflict serious psychological damage. In countries where Buddhism is widespread, or in regions inhabited by many Buddhist priests, pessimism and gloominess are clearly prominent.
alam

UK

#3 Feb 19, 2010
"… By His Words God wipes out the false and confirms the truth."
(Qur'an 42:24)

One basic reason for this is the laziness and indolence that Buddhism inculcates in its adherents. Because it lacks any faith in an eternal afterlife, Buddhism does not urge its devotees to be better or develop themselves, to beautify their environment, or to advance culturally. Islam always urges its adherents to seek out and apply themselves to what is better and more beautiful. Islam's dynamic moral teaching requires people to research and learn, to develop themselves and be useful to their communities. In one verse of the Qur'an (35: 28), God says that "Only those of His servants with knowledge stand truly in awe of Him."

The only way to find true happiness and contentment in this world-to escape every kind of pessimism, unhappiness, and pitiless evil-is for people to submit themselves to God, our Creator, and lead lives that will win His approval. Our Lord, the only sovereign of Earth and Heaven has announced that for all people the way of salvation is to embrace the Qur'an, sent down as a guide to the true path. In the Qur'an (14: 1), God affirms, "… this is a Book We have sent down to you so that you can bring mankind from the darkness to the light, by the permission of their Lord, to the Path of the Almighty, the Praiseworthy." Those who believe in idolatrous religious like Buddhism should realize that they have been misguided:

That is God, your Lord, the Truth, and what is there after truth except misguidance? So how have you been distracted?(Qur'an, 10: 32)
alam

UK

#4 Feb 19, 2010
"My Servants, you who believe, My earth is wide, so worship me alone.(Qur'an 29.56)
Michael

Davenport, FL

#5 Feb 21, 2010
It would seem that you must empty your cup before we can fill it, my friend.

Translation: It would appear as that you aren't terribly open minded on the topic of Buddhism, which is a vital aspect of discussing religions.

On a another note however, i had a decent laugh at the poll. Well done.

I wish you the best of luck with all of your studies.

:)
god

Hot Springs, MT

#6 Mar 8, 2010
Michael wrote:
It would seem that you must empty your cup before we can fill it, my friend.
Translation: It would appear as that you aren't terribly open minded on the topic of Buddhism, which is a vital aspect of discussing religions.
On a another note however, i had a decent laugh at the poll. Well done.
I wish you the best of luck with all of your studies.
:)
the way to deal w. religions is to get as much info on all of them as possie & take whatever appeals to one

form a hybrid religion

i placed chotchkes in all religions to test your humility

but above all sequester the idea you like best & make sure the others are compatible w. the one

“Rohingya is Bengali.”

Since: Mar 11

Save Myanmar!

#7 Apr 27, 2011
alam wrote:
"My Servants, you who believe, My earth is wide, so worship me alone.(Qur'an 29.56)
I do not believe in Quran. I do not worship your God, Allah.
I am not Allah's servant.
I who don't believe in Allah.

There is no Allah, no Jehovah, no Creator God for me.
There is no Allah, no Jehovah, no Creator God for Buddhists.
There is no Allah, no Jehovah, no Creator God for atheists.
There is no Allah, no Jehovah, no Creator God for agnostics.

“Rohingya is Bengali.”

Since: Mar 11

Save Myanmar!

#8 Apr 27, 2011
alam wrote:
"… By His Words God wipes out the false and confirms the truth."
(Qur'an 42:24)
That is God, your Lord, the Truth, and what is there after truth except misguidance? So how have you been distracted?(Qur'an, 10: 32)
Answer the following questions?

What is the Truth?
Who created the Creator?
Who created atheists?
Why do Allah let Ali Sina still alive?
Who is Allah? Does Allah enjoy to eat pork?
Who is Shiva? Did Allah Jehovah created Shiva?
Explain the Wrath of Allah Jehovah.
Can we greet one another "The Anger of the Lord be with you"?

Love thy neighbors as thy self. But choose thy neighborhood.
I have read this statement. Do you agree this statement?

Do Islam allow Muslims to suicide attack to non-Muslims?
Who punishes the faults of the Creator God Allah Jehovah?
Are earthquakes and storms the Wrath of Allah Jehovah?
Hello

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Apr 30, 2011
The question is laughable! Having studied Buddhism and Islam, only a blind man would want to become Muslim!
Hello

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Apr 30, 2011
Buddhism cannot be compared with Islam!

It is like comparing a diamond (Buddhism) to a cubic zirconia(Islam).

Only a fool would indulge in a discussion with the blind!

“Rohingya is Bengali.”

Since: Mar 11

Save Myanmar!

#12 May 16, 2011
"The soldiers of Islam... will continue planning... until they cause the disaster that makes children look like the elderly." -- Al Queda, confirming the death of Osama bin Laden and promising to "continue on the path of jihad".

"Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" Quran 48:29

Allahu Akbar
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/...
This article was written by Daniel Greenfield in Canada Free Press.

Allahu Akbar represents the tribal pride of the Muslim, who in submitting to Allah

"If Islam is no different than every other religion, and their deity is no different than every other deity, why are so many members of those religions and worshipers of those deities being murdered by the followers of a single religion?" - Daniel Greenfield

“Rohingya is Bengali.”

Since: Mar 11

Save Myanmar!

#13 May 16, 2011
Following quotes are the Words of Buddha.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love. This is the eternal rule.-Dhammapada 5

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
-(Karaniya Metta Sutta)

Conquer the angry one by by loving-kindness; conquer the wicked by goodness;
conquer the stingy by generosity, and conquer the liar by speaking the sole truth.
-Dhammapada 223

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#14 May 25, 2011
...and yet followers of Buddhism do not go around dishing other religions and force their belief down other people's throat or threaten them with hellfires and brimstones.

Having studied both Islam and Christianity I am unbelievably glad I was not born into a household which follows either one of these religions (or Judaism for that matter).

Your comments show such a lack of basic research and understanding about Buddhism that I don't even know where to start. But let me just address a few.

You said:

One basic reason for this is the laziness and indolence that Buddhism inculcates in its adherents.

The Buddha said:

Be a lamp and refuge unto yourselves. Look for no other refuge. Let the Truth be your lamp and your refuge. Seek no refuge elsewhere.

Self-effort, dilligent in one's own salvation, not dependent on a personal deity. Hmmm, doesn't sound lazy to me. On the other hand, relying on salvation from an invisible skyman whom heretofore not a shred of evidence existed. Now that's lazy! It's just like expecting your imaginary friend to sit your school exams for you because you can't be stuffed studying.

You said:

Because it lacks any faith in an eternal afterlife, Buddhism does not urge its devotees to be better or develop themselves, to beautify their environment, or to advance culturally.

This statement is simply fallacious and shows a complete and utter lack of research. Just spent a few minutes reading up on the Buddha's teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path and one can see that the opposite is true. Right effort, right livelihood, right action etc. are all aim at helping one to better oneself. Then read up on the teaching of Dependent Origination and see what the Buddhists' attitude is toward family, society, nature, and the environment.

Compares these teachings to the Koran and the Christian Bible and what do these books have to offer? Page after page of violence, murder, bloodshed, incest, rape, the list goes on. Hardly a template for morality and ethics is it?

“bungai terong”

Since: Mar 08

lantang senang belama

#15 May 26, 2011
i appreciate Buddhism for its non-compromise over morality.there's no room for violence,even for something that seemed as fair as returning your enemy's smacking.And to counter this pacifism,one is pushed to the edge to ponder over a bigger picture of karma : by submitting oneself to return hatred with hatred, all gets entangled in the mess of an eye for an eye - the whole world would inevitably turn blind!
Bodhidharman

Calgary, Canada

#16 Jul 6, 2012
Buddhism teaches us to never seek faults in others, indulge in the evil of pride, or preach division amongst humanity. Let us not lower ourselves with threads like this.
Bodhidharman

Calgary, Canada

#17 Jul 6, 2012
Hello wrote:
Buddhism cannot be compared with Islam!
It is like comparing a diamond (Buddhism) to a cubic zirconia(Islam).
Only a fool would indulge in a discussion with the blind!
My brother how can you call yourself a Buddhist with posts like this? Our master taught us to expel our egos, it is clear you haven't.
Hello

Flushing, NY

#18 Jul 6, 2012
Bodhidharman wrote:
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My brother how can you call yourself a Buddhist with posts like this? Our master taught us to expel our egos, it is clear you haven't.
What a fool you are to question someone's Buddhism.

Since you obviously lack intelligence, you cannot be a Buddhist. Buddha Dharma is about Buddhi, the use of wisdom as a sword to find the truth. If you lack the truth you shall never find it.

Buddha's sword of wisdom slaughters stupidity, ignorance and those who attach themselves to it are relegated to hell.
Bodhidharman

Calgary, Canada

#19 Jul 6, 2012
Hello wrote:
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What a fool you are to question someone's Buddhism.
Since you obviously lack intelligence, you cannot be a Buddhist. Buddha Dharma is about Buddhi, the use of wisdom as a sword to find the truth. If you lack the truth you shall never find it.
Buddha's sword of wisdom slaughters stupidity, ignorance and those who attach themselves to it are relegated to hell.
I am not questioning your Buddhism, but rather your posts reflect poorly on our teachings. Buddhism is against pride or ego, those are fires which consume us. By putting down Islam and propping Buddhism, you are showing ignorance to Buddhist teachings.
Hello

Flushing, NY

#20 Jul 7, 2012
Bodhidharman wrote:
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I am not questioning your Buddhism, but rather your posts reflect poorly on our teachings. Buddhism is against pride or ego, those are fires which consume us. By putting down Islam and propping Buddhism, you are showing ignorance to Buddhist teachings.
You are an ignorant fool. The post was started by a Muslim, not me. Now you will say by denouncing stupidity and ignorance, that is against Buddhism.

Islam is stupidity and ignorance. Go meditate until you reach clarification on the Buddha's teachings. Perhaps it will be better you turn Muslim since you see no difference.
Bodhidharman

Calgary, Canada

#21 Jul 7, 2012
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
You are an ignorant fool. The post was started by a Muslim, not me. Now you will say by denouncing stupidity and ignorance, that is against Buddhism.
Islam is stupidity and ignorance. Go meditate until you reach clarification on the Buddha's teachings. Perhaps it will be better you turn Muslim since you see no difference.
I am not referring to the thread original post of the thread itself, but your post in particular where you are slandering Islam in its comparison to Buddhism. That is not what our teachings consist of.

Once again, who are you to judge Islam in a negative way? This is pure ignorance on your parts and false views, you are the one behaving as a fool my brother, not me. It is not that I see no difference between Islam and Buddhism, but moreso I will not harshly pass judgment on it. Respect is a central tenet of our teachings, you do not possess it.

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