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Faith-based against evidence-based

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Yes, but he's dead, living back in the time when Imperial Japan was allied with axis powers. He died back in 1973 around the time Matteo was born, so he couldn't be Matteo's teacher.
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This thread begins to sound more and more like an elaborate exercise in trolling...

I am outta here, Matteo (shel?)
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Re: Faith-based against evidence-based

Postby arijitmitter » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:59 am

Dear Matteo,

I have been a converted Theravadan from June 1. Previously I was an agnostic non practicing Hindu. If you see my posts you will see I used to argue a lot when I first joined. Then I have not spoken a word.

There is no need to speak for me. I understand. What I understand, how and why I cannot describe (I am a math and accountancy teacher by profession so my working life revolves around "evidence" as you put it).

I am not enlightened yet but I am far more enlightened than I was on June 1. I can only adequately describe what Buddhism has taught me by borrowing a line from Bible "I was blind and now I can see".

I am adequately educated about Christianity and Hinduism. Buddhism is a whole different ball game. The man gets you to deconstruct your entire thought and reconstruct it from ground up. In simple terms you go from Avidya to Panna.

Those around me have noticed it also. I am doing better at work, my voice is calmer, I do not fret except in extreme cases.

I really wish I could somehow share in words how I am changing. Tragedy is I cannot. But I give you my word it is possible.

:namaste: Arijit


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