reply to post by rileytardell
I have spent a good deal of time on ATS. I have watched many things here on ATS, things I do not are with, and things that are unbelievable. But it
would seem that even I, have not seen it all.
I am truly at a loss of words... speechless..
The Dali Lama has expressed his appreciation of Christianity's "love" for the world and people in general. How could that even be construed as...
Buddhism is based around the alleviation of suffering and the discovery of happiness and collectiveness...
Looking at your posts I am confused... dismayed.. grief stricken.. and dearly concerned.
What could have possibly driven you beyond simple disgust, or shunning; to... bloodcurdling hate? I see Buddhism as I do Christianity, nothing much
more than a list of Commandments... What could be wrong with adhering to a list of teachings... Ideals of how to live your life right?
I take your attack upon Buddhism, as an attack on the very soul of humanity. I could see a disagreeance, or even serious misgivings... but hate?
That good sir, I cannot see. Buddhism en whole stands as a set of lessons, lessons of self betterment; how could that be bad?
Please explain it to me, I follow the Buddhist Way. So please explain how I am lost, or wrong?
To address your stated misgivings:
The "Buddhist Monks" in India do not appear to be following Buddha's teachings. Thus, I could easily identify the Dali Lama's handling of them, to
an extent. Also the "worship" of anything is attachment, which is bad as several other posters identified.
There will always be those whom claim to be one thing, while they are secretly another, true Buddhists would not descend to pedophilia and incest;
that is beyond forgivable and they will never reach enlightenment in their lifetime, ever.
As for the "banning" of Christianity Conversion, that would certainly only be temporary. I do think it to be wrong to use a crisis situation as a
medium for bringing religion. Surely some would argue that it would be the best time for them to do so. yet again people in such situations are
vulnerable and need to make such an important decision wisely; would you not agree? In addition religion may give you protection I could agree with
that to some extent, but would it not be better to suspend any "conversaionary" tactics by either side until after the incident, and normalcy has
been reestablished? You not you think it best to be fully collected to make what may be the most important decision in your life, rather than in need
or possibly desperate for relief?
I would stress that Buddhism is not a "religion" per se. It is more a set of Ideals. The only caveat is that of Enlightenment. I personally do not
agree with this aspect, however I do recognize why those who believe in it do. My reciprocating question is why you believe in Heaven? I am of course
assuming you are of the Christian Faith; if I am in error my humblest apologies good sir.
I wish quarrel with anyone, just seek understanding. Will you grant me this condition?