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Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby Kenshou » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:48 pm

I do question how well this fellow ever really took the time to understand a number of Buddhist concepts, particularly anatta, but he could be keeping it light here since this is for a Catholic magazine of all things.

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby kirk5a » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:17 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby PeterB » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:25 pm

I know one person who decided to stop reading DW after a thread which showed that actors are bound for hell as a result of their profession, complete with sutta references...which seems considerably more loony than anything found in the bible to my ears

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby Epistemes » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:31 pm

The wind spins without end,
one moment southward,
the next moment northward.

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

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The wind spins without end,
one moment southward,
the next moment northward.

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby PeterB » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:02 pm

" he had his chance"....and he blew it. Well f*** him then. :lol:

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby PeterB » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:44 pm

Beyond the rhetoric and invidious comparison we have in the sutta the statement that an actor is in and of her/his profession both intoxicated and a cause of intoxication. And as a result will go to either a hell realm or be reborn as an animal.
And this strikes you as plausible..sane...reasonable.....compassionate ?
If yes then I see no possibility of a useful discussion.
I think we are talking about a frank clinical delusional system. There is no ifs or buts here. This is crazy stuff. And crazy stuff that requires a bigger blind eye and suspension of the critical function and intellect to be turned to it as a statement of literal truth than any number of arks or walkings on water.
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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby Nicro » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:06 pm

Man...This place makes me tired. Every time a thread lasts more than a couple days it always comes to somebody proclaiming how they are right and they won't hear anybody else's answer because it is obviously illogical and wrong. Every time.

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby PeterB » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:37 pm

Exactly so....so on Sunday I am off to Mass.
At least no one will think that James Stewart has been reborn as a frog or is in hell for having the temerity to star in "Its A Wonderful Life." You find a kinder brand of delusion.

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Re: Paul Williams' On converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

Postby ancientbuddhism » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:59 pm

It is understandable that if someone does not ‘get it’ during their sojourn in Buddhism that they may run back to Jesus with its heaven for good people/hell for bad people mythos, or to anything else which will congratulate their particular brand of maññati. What perplexes me, rather, are the Thich Nhat Hanh Christians and other Consensus Buddhists who want to have it both ways.
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

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