mint wrote:"I have carefully examined what the word heretic means, and I cannot make it mean more than this: a heretic is a man with whom you disagree."
Sebastian Castellio (1515 - 1563)
deepbluehum wrote:In Asia, heretics amass huge followings and accumulate billions of dollars. Buddhists don't kill heretics.
gregkavarnos wrote:PS Anybody with half a Tathagatagarbha knows that dzogchenpas ARE heretics and most definitely sink when tied in chains and thrown into deep water.
edearl wrote:deepbluehum wrote:In Asia, heretics amass huge followings and accumulate billions of dollars. Buddhists don't kill heretics.
Why do they accumulate $ billions? I know, Buddhists are non-violent.
Well, it seems things are not as they appearedearl wrote:I know, Buddhists are non-violent.
Upholder of morality? I merely pointed out an example of less-than-non-violent Buddhists here at Dharmawheel regardles of validity and "well-thought outness". I could just as easily have pointed to this thread viewtopic.php?f=66&t=5574&start=0 or this one viewtopic.php?f=66&t=4759#p48821 to show that not all Buddhists (at Dharmawheel) are non-violent.Dechen Norbu wrote:There's also something I would like to say and I hope you don't take it the wrong way. If I were you, Greg, I would avoid trying to be the upholder of moral around the forum as such conduct tends to backfire! The thread you point has valid and well thought opinions from both sides.
Dechen Norbu wrote:Yes, it's always a shame when Buddhists don't uphold the values that Buddhism stands for. But being a Buddhist is not the same as being a Buddha or a Bodhisattva.
What would you expect? By any chance are you perfect just because you claim to be a Buddhist? Well, neither are others who also claim to be Buddhists. So this is the usual behavior based on prejudice, economic and political interests and so on and so forth, unfortunately so common in humans. This has nothing to do with them being Buddhists, since there's nothing in Buddhist doctrine that supports this kind of behavior.
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