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After all, what would make it be a religion?

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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Re: After all, what would make this be a religion?

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:18 am

Sekha,
"Religion" and "Buddhism" are merely words, pointers, that is all.
They mean different things to different people.
The important thing is to actually walk the path.
It might be wise to just let these words "Buddhism", "Religion", and "Dhamma" go.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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Where knowledge ends, religion begins. - B. Disraeli

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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Re: After all, what would make it be a religion?

Postby Sekha » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:10 am

ps: I am not saying either that all rituals performed by buddhists are "evil". Only those through which they increase their own cravings and delusions, as well as others' distrust. For example, the ritual consisting in repeating the 3 recollections is perfectly fine, as no craving, aversion, delusion can arise on account of it, and there is little chance that they would stir up distrust among outsiders.
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Re: After all, what would make it be a religion?

Postby Mr Man » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:26 pm

Sekkha, What of the idea that the rituals are the form which has carried the teaching - like a box? We don't need to revere the box. We can know that it is a box. But it may be worthwhile to maintain the box for the benefit of those yet to come and out of respect for those who have been before.

Personally I also feel that there is also a certain strength in the tradition, which connects us with the timeless.

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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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