PadmaVonSamba wrote:Generally, Buddhist teachings are free. How you get the teachings, via book, dvd, a visiting teacher at a dharma center...all of this costs a lot of money, and that is what you are paying for. I am always amazed when people complain about having to pay for teachings. If you look at Christian churches in the United States, some of them are huge, with millions of dollars in assets. By comparison, Buddhist temples scrape to get by. Why is this? Does God have more to offer than Buddha? No, it's because their followers really believe that they are getting something worth the money. Conversely. if you look at Buddhist temples supported by asian communities, they may not be lavish, but they are generously supported.
Nosta wrote:Again, the problem is not donations or buying/selling stuff. The problem is that the medicinebuddha site looks like a LOT commercial.
Nosta wrote:Again, the problem is not donations or buying/selling stuff. The problem is that the medicinebuddha site looks like a LOT commercial. They show themselves on such a way that it seems more like a shop.
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