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MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

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Postby Laurens » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:46 pm

"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."

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Postby Laurens » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:15 pm

I don't care much to debate Islamic scripture - it's not something that I am well versed in and I understand how it can be mistranslated. Just watch this video:



Whatever the book says is irrelevant really. Look what kind of behaviour it generates. I can't apologise for such a faith. I really can't.
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Postby Laurens » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:11 pm

"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."

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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā.

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Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:37 pm

Oceanmen, I'm not sure the Kalama Sutta is particularly appropriate, particularly as the "praised by the wise" seems to promote the opposite idea to which I think you are trying to promote. What I mean is, I think you are saying one should learn Arabic and study the Qu'ran in its original language yourself before passing judgement rather than trusting someone else's opinion, whereas the Kalama Sutta seems to imply those who are "wise" can be trusted. The question, I suppose, is how one would define what "wise" is. I'm sure this is covered extensively in the Canon (I can think of a few places within the Dhammapada, for example, where distinction between "fools" and "the wise" are made).

Anyway, time for work for me (I'm working a day shift for a change!!!). I recommend you read the translators notes about the Kalama Sutta on accesstoinsight :)

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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:36 pm

Unfortunately Islam is a bit of of a lightning rod, but this is really no place to air out problems or defend Islam from criticisms justified or not.


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