Sure meditation can be handy but raising a tool to having religious
status is a bit dramatic don't you think?- Hide quoted text -
Some people don't call Buddhism a religion. But, no matter what labels
you paste on, I think what I expressed is Buddhist doctrine as
expressed by the Buddha's teachings in the Pali Canon.
- Re: Vipassana
... Some people don't call Buddhism a religion. ... But, no matter what labels ... they had discovered the truth. ...
- Re: Prop 8 and Buddhists I know
... Buddhism does NOT have laws and commandments of the same kind as ... He is speaking of TRADITIONAL writings, which were for MONKS, not the lay ... There is a lot of cultural stuff in any religion. ... A religion is a set of beliefs and practices often organized ...
- Re: The Pope 2
... Buddhism need not be disturbed and play hornets in this situation. ... this only proves that the Pope too is fallible like any other human being. ... The Buddha advised his disciples not to be angry if someone criticized the Buddha or his teachings. ... When a religion becomes dogmatic, it ceases to be religion, because dogmatism defeats the very purpose of religion, which is to overcome evil and make people good. ...
- POSTBag136 from ONE WHO LIKES TO BREATHE
... The Kingdom of Thailand is already a Buddhist country with a majority of over 90 ... per cent of its citizens professing Buddhism, ... Which form of Buddhism would become the state religion _ Mahayana (Greater ...
- (spooking the lemmings). "buddhism" nor the term "buddhist" are anywhere found in doctrine. Erasing
... Buddhism does not depend on idiotic Hindu superstitions.” ... extremely sick religion inhabited by atheists, agnostics, and at best ... principles behind and within Vedic metaphysics, ... view of religion, the Vedic literature divides itself into two parts, ...