Here to learn

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ohhcuppycakee
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Here to learn

Postby ohhcuppycakee » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:43 am

Hmm. So! My name is Kerry and I am 18 years old. I am studying in college at the moment. I am Muslim, but want to learn more about Buddhism so I decided to join this forum. I really love learning about different religions. :smile:
"There is a light that shines beyond all things on Earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in our heart."
- Chandogya Upanishad

alwayson
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Re: Here to learn

Postby alwayson » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:09 am

Hi Kerry,

I would start with the central teaching of Buddhism:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhyamaka

plwk
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Re: Here to learn

Postby plwk » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:12 am

Peace be upon you and welcome :namaste:

Kyosan
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Re: Here to learn

Postby Kyosan » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:16 am

Welcome ohhcuppycakee.

I think that learning about other religions is a very good thing. There is too much hatred and misunderstanding in the world. I think there are many parallels between mystical Islam practices and Buddhist practices. For instance, from what little I know about Islam, non-dualism, charity and selflessness are practiced in the mystical tradition. The same things are practiced in Mahayana Buddhism.
:namaste:

purple rose
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Re: Here to learn

Postby purple rose » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:48 am

Hi Kerry, :smile:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.

Regards,


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