Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby Coyote » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:45 pm

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:11 pm

What that tells you barcsimalsi is what an advocate of a particular form of protestant Christianity thinks. And one who shows a very shaky grasp of Buddhism, who thinks for example that Karma/kamma is a punishment.
As a former Buddhist who converted to Christianity I do not recognise his beliefs as representing any Christianity that I practice.

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby BlackBird » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:28 pm

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:49 pm

I am trying to walk a fine line here. To correct obvious distortions while not losing sight of the fact that this is a Buddhist forum and I am a guest.
So apart from reiterating my agreement with the view that systems of spiritual thought can only be understood on their own terms, I have no desire to promulgate my views.
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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:06 pm

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:31 pm

:offtopic:
P.S.

To Peter B. and any other Scotsmen here... my apologies for the englishing of the Burns extract. I just didn't think there'd be too many who'd know what 'ane', 'guid', 'wha', 'sic', 'frae', etc. mean.

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:36 pm

No need to apologise to me Bhante...I have several times quoted the opening lines of Burns' 'To A Louse'..but have translated it from the vernacular...for the same reason. :smile:

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby marc108 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:27 pm

Hi Peter, glad you've decided to contribute :) Really really interesting to hear the perspectives of a former Buddhist/current Christian. I'm interested to hear whatever you have to say, even in private, if you think it's not proper to post in the forum. Have you studied the NT depth, both in and of itself & the historical development? What about the Pali Suttas?

To others, RE: Jesus and self-view, I must admit that while listening to the NT I had initially thought there was good evidence for this but upon going back I was unable to find much. I did however find some interesting stuff in the Thomas

Another thing I realized is that interpretation of the parables is EXTREMELY subjective. I found myself interpreting them in the light of the Dhamma... and while this does fit very well into many parables, I'm unsure if its the correct way to approach the Christian teaching.
"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

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Re: Christianity, from a Buddhist perspective

Postby daverupa » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:17 pm

The phrase '' comes to mind here. "Cafeteria Religion" or "...Buddhism" might be an interesting thread - sure to be full of flame, though...

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