What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist?

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Re: What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist?

Postby Infinite » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:18 am

catmoon wrote:It's simple really.

Get ten Christians together, throw a hat on the floor and they will put money in the hat and hire a missionary.

Get ten Buddhists together, throw a hat on the floor, and they will still be there three weeks later, arguing about whether or not the hat is real. If they can settle that one, they will put money in the hat, but then they will start arguing about whether or not the money is real. Eventually they will wander off looking for a good restaurant where they can continue the discussion. At that point a Christian comes along, finds the hat full of money, yells "Praise the Lord" at the top of his lungs, and hires another missionary.

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Re: What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist?

Postby ground » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:09 am

Wesley1982 wrote:Hello,

What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist? . .

There is no difference but their preferred beliefs differ.
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Re: What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist?

Postby Luke » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:56 am

Wesley1982 wrote:What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist? . .

What is the difference between any two sentient beings? The appearance of their bodies at that moment in time, their thoughts at that moment in time,...

Next question:
What is the similarity between any two sentient beings?
Answer:
Their buddha-nature!
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Re: What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist?

Postby LightSeed » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:25 pm

:good:
"Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted by knowledgeable people. Which five?

"It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will."

— AN 5.198
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