Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by Dalai Lama

Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by Dalai Lama

Postby Will » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:34 pm

Having only read excerpts from this, thought I would buy it. Anyone else read it?
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by Dalai Lama

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:50 pm

What's the point?

Everyone knows we're supposed to be nice boys and girls and keep our hands to ourselves. Beyond that what can we say?
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Re: Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by Dalai Lama

Postby Will » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:09 pm

One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by Dalai Lama

Postby Will » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:07 am

On page ix the Presence writes that every individual adherent of a major world religion needs to ask:

What, in my heart of hearts, is my attitude to the followers of other faiths?"


Note - "attitude to followers" not to the faith itself.

For myself, their doctrines and practices are not as important as how they treat others; both those outside their faith and those within it. When I see hatred, contempt, greed, stupidity and all the permutations of the three poisons regularly expressed, then I consider those persons as poor exponents of their path. If the converse is true, then those people are good followers of their spiritual path.

How do others here respond to this question?
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by Dalai Lama

Postby muni » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:54 am

Examine mind-heart with awareness, concern for all, dedicate all practices for all; is at the same time spontaneous acomplishing own temporary and ultimate welbeing = opening and so manifestation of great compassion/love.

I am so a great knowing/practicioner and others are such a shit = religion, buddhist teaching as decoration of samsara/misperception...while even the great compassionate wise ones never can reject me (pure perception).

By Will :"the three poisons regularly expressed" Then there is no peace rather harm to own being in first place.
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Re: Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by Dalai Lama

Postby muni » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:44 pm

Didn't read this book of His Holiness The Dalai Lama but I have here some words from him:

" The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather we must criticize ourselves. If you contribute to others happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life."

This is not so by clasifying us and no open warmth for 'other' 'wrong' religions. A most wonderful jewel remains for us hidden by this.

TOLERANCE. :buddha1:
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