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(The New York Times)   For a religion that holds elimination of desire as one of its core teachings, these Buddhist monks seem to be really feisty about who owns some priceless relics   (nytimes.com) divider line 8
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2013-06-03 01:07:00 PM
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worlddan: Honest Bender: "Teachings" are also anti-buddhist. But I don't think most buddhists would pick up on that. *shrug* their path is not my path.

Genuine Buddhists have transcended labels.


They shop at Ross?
2013-06-03 12:47:28 PM
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Tatsuma: Yeah the idea that Buddhism have based on television show and a few Western idiots who don't really know anything about it is far from what Buddhism really is.

For example, who here knew that Buddhism was routinely used in the past to justify wars and violence?

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Four days ago, in Myanmar there was a report that a Muslim man had burned a Buddhist woman. Buddhist mobs started riots and have been attacking Muslims since, forcing them into hiding.


Are you suggesting Buddhism really is those examples?

Anything can be twisted, and often is, to serve military and political purposes. Except Judaism, of course.
2013-06-03 04:00:47 PM
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Strictly speaking, Jesus said "you shall love your neighbor as yourself". Also, "love you enemies". In fact, he even went so far as to say that 'love' was 'the whole of the Law fulfilled in one word'.


Does this mean I have to fap my neighbor?
2013-06-03 01:25:20 PM
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BitwiseShift: "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." Linji Zen koan

Thanks for playing. I run the local Buddhist funeral home down by the highway and business has been a little slow lately.
2013-06-03 01:08:28 PM
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lohphat: worlddan: Honest Bender: "Teachings" are also anti-buddhist. But I don't think most buddhists would pick up on that. *shrug* their path is not my path.

Genuine Buddhists have transcended labels.

They shop at Ross?


They certainly dress for less, if those robes are any indication.
2013-06-03 12:53:21 PM
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Hey look, a religion where the followers struggle to overcome their human weaknesses!

Never seen that before.
2013-06-03 12:50:26 PM
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Tatsuma: Yeah the idea that Buddhism have based on television show and a few Western idiots who don't really know anything about it is far from what Buddhism really is.

For example, who here knew that Buddhism was routinely used in the past to justify wars and violence?

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Four days ago, in Myanmar there was a report that a Muslim man had burned a Buddhist woman. Buddhist mobs started riots and have been attacking Muslims since, forcing them into hiding.


Yes, it turns out people world-wide will use their faith to justify their own actions, regardless of how much their actions are in line with the professed faith's core beliefs.  It's almost like it has more to do with the kind of person they are and nothing to do with the kind of religion they advocate.  Weird, huh?
2013-06-03 12:38:11 PM
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Lionel Mandrake: Yes, violence in Myanmar - often directed by monks - is not new. What's your point?


"Don't pay attention to the crap in the Middle East - look at those Buddhists instead!"
 
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