The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

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The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby SarathW » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:59 pm

Colonel Henry Steel Olcott [1832-1907] was the first western Buddhist convert, probably since antiquity.
Hope this may help you.
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http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tbc/
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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby dhammafriend » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:14 am

Really cool, thanks SarathW. What he did affected Buddhism on a global scale. :namaste:
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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby chownah » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:39 am

An excerpt from the Wikipedia article on Olcott:

"Olcott believed himself to be Asia's savior, the outsider hero who would sweep in at the end of the drama to save a disenchanted subcontinent from spiritual death.[16]"

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby dhammafriend » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:23 am

Metta
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Natthi me saranam annam buddho me saranam varam
For me there is no other refuge, the Buddha is my excellent refuge.
Etena saccavajjena vaddheyyam satthu-sasane
By the utterance of this truth, may I grow in the Master’s Way.

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby zamotcr » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:16 pm

He was a Theosophist. Even when he accepted Buddhism, he wasn't a Buddhist. He believed in a lot weird stuff.

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:58 pm

Hello zamotcr,

Please give references and links to support your remarks.

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby Viscid » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:31 pm

has a on Olcott's influence in creating the modern 'Intellectual' Buddhism seen in Sri Lanka today.
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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:03 pm

Hello zamotcr,

What is "the weird stuff" you claim H. Olcott believed in?

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby SarathW » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:55 pm

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby SarathW » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:29 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby vishuroshan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:42 pm

please rememebr about 7 percepts.(not 5). buddhism is a religion of the MIND. you are correct, even a christian can become buddhist by going refuge on TRIPLE GEM and developing on eightfold path. but the main thing is SAMMA DHITTI(4 noble truths). this should be in a buddhist.

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Re: The Buddhist catechism by H.Olcott

Postby form » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:30 am

If Olcott, blavasky and Leadbeater, believe in 100% the same things, Olcott would has believed the occult knowledge came from the survivors of the sunk Atlantis story, the chakras etc. I don't doubt the chakras as it appeared in many Hindus writing, but Atlantis... I will like to see the evidence.


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