Coyote wrote:I have become interested in the fact that some (Christian) scripture has become so ingrained into British culture that many can recognise famous verses whether they have been brought up Christian or are Christian themselves or not.
Psalm 23 is one example, along with many verses from the NT.
What are the Buddhist equivalents, if there are any? These might not from the canon per se, but famous chants or something else.
Mkoll wrote:Ven. Bodhi says that in many Theravada countries they chant this in Pali at funerals. He said the Pali then gave a rough translation. This is from one of his Systematic Study of MN presentations
"All formations (all conditioned things) are impermanent. Their very nature is to arise and vanish."
Kim OHara wrote:Jataka stories? Dhammapada? They are the kinds of things I would have expected.
waterchan wrote:It's rare to find a Christian who hasn't read the Bible.
Kim OHara wrote:Not in my world, it isn't!
JeffR wrote:My experience of American Christians is not only have they not read the bible, they are only familiar with the interpretation that their favorite pastor or politician makes.
JeffR wrote:My experience of American Christians is not only have they not read the bible, they are only familiar with the interpretation that their favorite pastor or politician makes. It's amazing how many "christians" don't know what Fat Tuesday and Lent are about.
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