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Buddhism, Religion?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:53 pm

I thought an agnostic was just the opposite of a gnostic... the 'sitting on the fence' idea just came later. Just like how atheist used to be an insult meaning 'godless' or 'heathen'.

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It is a differentiation between asking if Buddhism is a religion or not, and asking if {this} or {that} is the DhammaVinaya or not. They are wholly different orders of inquiry.
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Re: Buddhism, Religion?

Postby Thaibebop » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:47 pm

To get this thread back on topic, let's focus on this question,
Since there is a more constructed and linear philosophy that is the basis of this religion, why bother with the aspects of this religion that could be considered myth, magic, or superstition?

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I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3


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