There are many videos in which people promoting other faiths say misleading and incorrect things about Buddhism, so I thought I would create a thread where people could post these videos and where we could show that the views expressed about Buddhism in these misleading videos are not correct.
Here's one such video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd18JvvK5QA
This video is factually flawed just about from beginning to end, but I think its main flaws are these two ridiculous statements:
1) "Buddhism is only about the physical"
2) "Buddhism is only about one's present life"
1) Ridiculous! Buddhism is primarily about the MIND! The Buddha's method of achieving liberation from suffering is the Eightfold Path, and more than half of it
consists of mental
factors: right view, right intention, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.http://www.thebigview.com/buddhism/eightfoldpath.html
It is nice that the Christians in the video appreciate that Buddhists are ethical people (because they see that we strive to practice right action, right speech, and right livelihood), but they really should learn more about the mental side of Buddhism. Many Christians might benefit from doing some types of Buddhist meditation because, if done correctly, they can improve one's mind and one's body.
Furthermore, Buddhists believe in many types of non-physical realms:http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... /loka.html
2) Ridiculous! Buddhism is always concerned about the future effects of one's actions (which could happen in future lives).
"...So, householders, it is by reason of conduct not in accordance with the Dhamma, by reason of unrighteous conduct, that some beings here, on the dissolution of the body, after death, reappear in states of deprivation, in an unhappy destination, in perdition, even in hell."
"...So, householders, it is by reason of conduct in accordance with the Dhamma, by reason of righteous conduct, that some beings here, on the dissolution of the body, after death, reappear in a happy destination, even in the heavenly world."http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nymo.html