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Re: Islam

Postby pink_trike » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:07 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Islam

Postby christopher::: » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:03 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Islam

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Re: Islam

Postby Jechbi » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:09 pm

Hi Pink,

Of course nobody here condones or would attempt to justify murder, or hatred of this (or any) magnitude. But it doesn't make sense to put it all on Islam. Why hold it against a Muslim from Turkey that certain people in Iran do these things? There also are people in Iran -- Muslims -- who oppose their own leadership.

You could likewise blame "the institution of Persian culture" for this type of thing, and that would also be off the mark.

I don't believe anyone would want to turn a blind eye to this kind of thing. But asking these kinds of questions of any random Muslim we happen to befriend is kind of like asking any random blond-haired person what they think of massacring Jews. You don't want to paint everyone with the same brush, even if they happen to be Muslim.

Apologies if I'm misreading you. With respect.

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Re: Islam

Postby clw_uk » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:50 pm

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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Re: Islam

Postby pink_trike » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:10 pm

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Re: Islam

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:27 am

I have to ask what the point of this conversation is?

if it is so important why not go to the relevant culture and moan, or is moralising in a safe environment above eating your own faecies nowadays?


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Islam

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Re: Islam

Postby pink_trike » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:16 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.


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