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Offline akimori makoto

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Re: The Many Forms of Buddhism
« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2011, 09:21:53 PM »
Some people who are virulently secular in a Western context seem to have no problem with old Tibet's theocracy. I guess if it's an "enlightened" theocracy in a far away, enchanted land...

I think the fourteenth Dalai Lama is also good at telling such people what they want to hear.
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: The Many Forms of Buddhism
« Reply #91 on: July 19, 2011, 09:27:38 PM »
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Don't know if all the quotes in that video are accurate. And, the Pope would certainly have agreed with many of the quotes attributed to the Dalai Lama. Still an interesting vid, IMO.

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Re: The Many Forms of Buddhism
« Reply #92 on: July 19, 2011, 09:46:52 PM »
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Don't know if all the quotes in that video are accurate. And, the Pope would certainly have agreed with many of the quotes attributed to the Dalai Lama. Still an interesting vid, IMO.
Yes, the quotes (or at least their general meaning) are all accurate. From the perspective of Tibetan Buddhism, abortion, homosexual activity, and sexual indulgence: none of these will particularly accelerate you on your journey towards nirvana, or the end of suffering (but neither will they, by themselves, definitively prevent the realization of nirvana, either).
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Re: The Many Forms of Buddhism
« Reply #93 on: August 01, 2011, 03:07:21 PM »


Zen Masters are known to occasionally hit people  :)
A lot of Western Buddhists aren't actually Buddhists on account of believing the truth of Lord Buddha's teachings. They want to have a spritual practice and believe Buddhist in one of the easier ones. (They should dig a little deeper...) I call them Un-Christians or Un-Jews, because their spritual practice is more about what they are not and what they do not believe than it is about what they do. Orthodoxy isn't devoid of this attitude. I know many who began their path to Orthodoxy because they didn't like what the Anglicans were doing or didn't like the updates in the Catholic church. They didn't necessarily feel drawn to Orthodoxy for what it is, but rather, more for what it is not.