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Originally posted by blazenresearcher
Originally posted by Jamjar
reply to post by Novise
Buddhism is a system that relies on the individual, it asks of a person to feel, it asks how would you feel if for example someone stole from you, if you would feel hurt then is right to inflict that on another? if someone shows you kindness and it makes you feel good then isn't it right that you show others kindness.
This is what drives Buddhist virtue.
But virtue is only the beginning of the path.
In Buddhism being educated can be seen as a dis advantage as it can lead to an individual trying to understand from an intellectual POV.
Being wealthy can lead to procrastination.
You could say that Buddha dismantled the caste system as his teaching could be understood and practised by everyone, and no you don't need to be Buddhist to understand this, just human.
edit on 7-9-2011 by Jamjar because: (no reason given)
Do you think that Buddhism just like all the other religions, deep down is just "another system"? Yes it's history and tradition are great, but so are many of the other "trap" religions.
It's been on my mind lately.edit on 8-9-2011 by blazenresearcher because: (no reason given)