Buddhism: Only True Religion

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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Postby Kyosan » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:22 am

I think that it is very possible that some religions that outwardly appear to be much different than Buddhism are true also and in fact lead to the same Nirvana as Buddhism. Here are two reasons:

1. Bodhisattvas can appear in different forms and use different expedients depending upon the circumstanses. That doesn't mean that these bodhisattvas come from Buddhism, but they may be people from other cultures and have discovered the same truth as Buddha did and are using what they feel are the best expedients.

2. Religions are often interpreted differently or even misunderstood. On this other forum (not a Buddhist forum) I was on, some of the people were really attacking Islam and the Muslim people. I was troubled by this and thought they were being very unfair so I defended them. I did some research into Islam and it was really interesting to me that there is an esoteric form of Islam called Sufism in which many of the practices are very similar to Buddhism. I'm not saying that this form of Islam is the same as Buddhism but am leaving that as an unknown in my mind because I don't know yet where Buddhism ultimately leads so how can I possibly know where Sufism leads when I haven't studied it.
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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Postby Malcolm » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:11 am





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:45 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Postby muni » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:54 am

Those who call themselves buddhists don't try to purify or correct the objects appaering in the fields but own attachment, aversion, ignorance. Than the way how others appaer and how they are can come in clarity.

Sometimes here passes a Jehovah follower, friendly and careful. She never sells ideas rather talk generally. Someone said joking: she certainly don't ask a buddhist: "would you like to get rid of "me"?
She is respectful for all.

Not religions need to be purified. Truth is beyond. His Holiness.

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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Postby muni » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:20 am

Buddhism, solution to get rid of all enemies/fools at once.

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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

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A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Postby Grigoris » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:36 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
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Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Postby Grigoris » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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