Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 1,887 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 660,382
Pageviews Today: 854,375Threads Today: 189Posts Today: 3,684
07:33 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25117901
United States
10/07/2012 02:10 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddhism is low gear. Christianity is high gear.
One diamond, many facets - that's all.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25003987
Turkey
10/07/2012 02:10 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. [Buddha]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24880859


THIS!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25119082
Mongolia
10/07/2012 02:14 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddhism is low gear. Christianity is high gear.
One diamond, many facets - that's all.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25117901


Yeshua/Jesus said that He is the only way. He never mentioned anything about diamonds or facets.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25113838
Brazil
10/07/2012 02:21 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
There are two types of Buddhism: as a philosophy and as a religion.

Since truth resides in no single religion or philosophy, then Buddhism will not take you to the truth, but it can help you progress a few steps toward it.

Personally I think the best religion is omnitheism . It's a new religion that has recently dawned. Almost no info about it on the Internet. Its main characteristic is that an omnitheist believes in everything, from pink unicorns to God-in-the-Sky. An omnitheist will believe in all religions: all of them hold a piece of the truth, but not one of them is 100% complete. He does not believe in 'wrong' beliefs. Everything is usable when it comes to achieving a complete view of Creation.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24836508
United States
10/07/2012 02:30 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Spiritual alchemy. Bet you have a bunch of idols in your house too huh? Take your buddhism to hell with you. It's a religion.
lupa14714

User ID: 23350068
United Kingdom
10/07/2012 02:30 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
There are two types of Buddhism: as a philosophy and as a religion.

Since truth resides in no single religion or philosophy, then Buddhism will not take you to the truth, but it can help you progress a few steps toward it.

Personally I think the best religion is omnitheism . It's a new religion that has recently dawned. Almost no info about it on the Internet. Its main characteristic is that an omnitheist believes in everything, from pink unicorns to God-in-the-Sky. An omnitheist will believe in all religions: all of them hold a piece of the truth, but not one of them is 100% complete. He does not believe in 'wrong' beliefs. Everything is usable when it comes to achieving a complete view of Creation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25113838


wow,i've never heard of this before,but that was exactly how it was when i went barking!
church of euthanasia.
[link to www.facebook.com]
have just left my paranormal photos on,as I,m leaving soon.some you have to see whole picture,as clipped.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24836508
United States
10/07/2012 02:34 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. [Buddha]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24880859


THIS!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25003987


Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24836508
United States
10/07/2012 02:36 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddhism is low gear. Christianity is high gear.
One diamond, many facets - that's all.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25117901


Post Constantine Christianity is pagan to the core. If you're worshiping on a SUN-day, celebrating Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and not upholding the God of the Hebrew Israelites (I AM THAT I AM/AHAYAH) and the HOLY days of the bible, You're a pagan.

Repent.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1554617
United States
10/07/2012 02:36 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
So Grand Grimoire Ganesh dashed out all your useless thoughts and you think this somehow makes you better than others?

Sad...

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24836508
United States
10/07/2012 02:36 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddhism is low gear. Christianity is high gear.
One diamond, many facets - that's all.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25117901


Post Constantine Christianity is pagan to the core. If you're worshiping on a SUN-day, celebrating Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and not upholding the God of the Hebrew Israelites (I AM THAT I AM/AHAYAH) and the HOLY days of the bible, You're a pagan.

Repent.
GLP Angel

User ID: 5050586
United States
10/07/2012 02:39 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
red_heartred_heartbumpred_heartred_heart
But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 10858311
United States
10/07/2012 02:41 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Your title indicates that you haven't achieved ANY level of serenity over another. Keep working...you've got quite a way to go yet.
 Quoting: Serenity777


That's a bingo.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15242038


A young female relative taught in a Buddhist school in Thailand. I can't begin to express how lovely and kind most of of her fellow teachers were to her and was told she had at least 5 'mothers' clucking over her, scolding "where appropriate", matchmaking, trying to impart "a clue" about fashion, etc. Surprising to me was how straitlaced they were about modest dress, no alcohol,and emphasis on family closeness. Most westerners probably would chafe terribly at how restrictively "Christian" it all was. Not her though, as she saw it for what it was, love and concern, and sensible conservatism that has worked and logically will work as long as permitted to continue. I don't give it very long, though, because it appears to me as if the IMF, or the UN or somebody has mandated that their national product, monoculture, mono-crop will be sex-tourism. I guess there were certain features pre-existing in the culture that could be developed into this abomination: female submissiveness, females feeling more responsible for parents' support, and nothing religious expressly forbidding it, maybe? [Buddhist 'holy' writings are said to be vast and amorphous, with little possibility for any individual to grasp the whole.]
The monks seem to play the same role towards the military as U.S. Chaplains do. Maybe being a soldier is only proscribed for monks, but not ordinary Buddhists? Same thing with meat-eating. the social stratification that seems to go hand in hand with a belief in reincarnation is evident, with one of the more obvious features being frank alcoholism and all attendant social ills ,being almost expected in lower range of spectrum. They widely believe in- and are terrified of- ghosts. Most "red-blooded" Americans would be utterly scandalized to see Any religious figure venerated as much as Thais revere their king. They believe in a fiery hell for the wicked after death. In short , there appears to me to be one Buddhism for western public consumption with social equality, female equality, and non-materialism among the features, but quite another Buddhism for its' national practitioners.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1342725
United States
10/07/2012 02:43 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
''To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.''

''We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. ''


Absolutely,

Love and Gratitude
 Quoting: Mark844 1489356
ANHEDONIC

User ID: 23579473
United States
10/07/2012 02:45 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Your title indicates that you haven't achieved ANY level of serenity over another. Keep working...you've got quite a way to go yet.
 Quoting: Serenity777


You call yourself Serenity and yet every post of yours I see your either bitching or telling somone they are doing something wrong lol.. Just saying hf
 Quoting: LDreamer100


Do I call MYSELF Serenity? Or is that just an Avatar name? By the way, I picked it because my original name had been taken.

I actually am called Mike, or Michael. wink -Just sayin'

And typing "just sayin'" to me shows how far internet slang and Facebook speak has affected the minds of the weak. Be a bit more original..."Just sayin."

As for now...I'm going to go ahead and do what I do best. Create balance.

-By the way...in order to change regressive thought processes, sometimes you have to be "cruel to be kind." -Just sayin'-
 Quoting: Serenity777


You should have tried 'Douchbag' as a name, it would fit more appropriately with how you conduct yourself.

1) I'm not on Facebook
2) you are weak, you are ego driven and this has lead you into the delusion that you are more 'evolved' than me.

And there it is, game, set and match Douchbag!
 Quoting: LDreamer100


lol

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger"
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 10858311
United States
10/07/2012 02:52 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. [Buddha]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24880859


THIS!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25003987


Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24836508


Knowing and understanding this scripture, as few seem to, is a key to so much wisdom, i think.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1342725
United States
10/07/2012 02:54 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddhism is low gear. Christianity is high gear.
One diamond, many facets - that's all.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25117901


Post Constantine Christianity is pagan to the core. If you're worshiping on a SUN-day, celebrating Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and not upholding the God of the Hebrew Israelites (I AM THAT I AM/AHAYAH) and the HOLY days of the bible, You're a pagan.

Repent.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24836508

I'm not saying this, but if the new testament bibles are true then here's why you're wrong.
The son of god was born on earth, as Jesus, and was the messiah Hebrews continue to be waiting on.
And he said only threw him could you worship and be saved by his father, god.
You're following the path of the jews, yeah?
Judethz
Israel is Eternal

User ID: 20521597
United Kingdom
10/07/2012 02:55 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddha, like Jesus and Mohammad are examples of what we are all capable of.
 Quoting: valenn


grizzy Unfortunately what you say is true, we are all quite capable of finishing up in hell, along with Buddha and Mohammad. There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ who made this world and everything in it. Like Buddha every one of us will meet Jesus Christ after this life and if you die in your sins then there is no hope for you. If you would like to know more about Buddhism from a biblical point of view.

THE TYCOON... [link to www.chick.com]

Last Edited by Judethz on 10/07/2012 02:56 PM
T Ceti H.C. Radnarg

User ID: 24907583
United States
10/07/2012 02:56 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
you still have chosen a creation of the spirit...this ark is one with its spirit and only acknowledges the spirit within this ark as a co creator spirit as we all are...any religion and its constructs is a creation of the spirit..our spirit existed before the creation...hf
How unfortunate for some rulers when men,women,and children continue to think... Keep repeating the lies loud enough and long enough and just maybe the people will start to believe the lies again and good luck with that...finding your energy open until mars becomes raging aries...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2454648
United States
10/07/2012 02:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
So tired of westerner hippie who only see one aspect of "Buddhism". You are wrong, Buddhism is a religion, you guys mostly have a wishy-washy conception of half-baked pseudo-Zen...budddhism is more than Zen, why don't you put down the new-age paperback Zen and read some academic papers about Buddhist history, doctrine, etc... read about different sects and traditions within Buddhism u will see it is very much a "religion" like any other with rituals, superstitions, etc, but it's probably pointless to talk to u because people see what they want to see.

Don't get me wrong I dont bash Budhism only the shallow new-age Westerner version that ignores 90% of the reality and focus only on "spirituality not religion." pick
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25044235


You are speaking about what Buddhism was *made into* by assholes seeking control and weak people seeking to be controlled.

The original intent of the teachings were to remove the need for doctrine, control and everything else.

It just turned complicated and rotten.

There is no need to study the complicated, rotten parts.

Back to the source is the answer.
T Ceti H.C. Radnarg

User ID: 24907583
United States
10/07/2012 02:59 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddha, like Jesus and Mohammad are examples of what we are all capable of.
 Quoting: valenn


grizzy Unfortunately what you say is true, we are all quite capable of finishing up in hell, along with Buddha and Mohammad. There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ who made this world and everything in it. Like Buddha every one of us will meet Jesus Christ after this life and if you die in your sins then there is no hope for you. If you would like to know more about Buddhism from a biblical point of view.

THE TYCOON... [link to www.chick.com]
 Quoting: Judethz
another poor lost soul who has forgotten its spirit just as the rest of us..and it causes divisions based on the creation instead of reuniting us all through spirit..you will recycle here if you dont wake up and be free throughout the universe..have fun on this 3rd rock from a star again..as long as your spirit is divided the creation is also divided...

Last Edited by T Ceti H.C. Radnarg on 10/07/2012 03:02 PM
How unfortunate for some rulers when men,women,and children continue to think... Keep repeating the lies loud enough and long enough and just maybe the people will start to believe the lies again and good luck with that...finding your energy open until mars becomes raging aries...
Trinitarian

User ID: 9211692
United States
10/07/2012 03:03 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Historical or classical Buddhism (as originally taught by the Buddha) relies on the concept of nothingness. That is, the reason why people suffer in this world is because they become attached to things or people. Attachment leads to suffering because nothing is ever constant and things perish and people die. Buddha's enlightenment primarily lied in that he concluded that there is really nothing out there. There is no immortality, no soul, no heaven, no hell. If people realize that there is nothing, then people wouldn't get attached to things or people and that would end suffering.

Question is do you really want to live under that concept? It is one thing to say that you shouldn't get attached to material things, but another thing to say that you shouldn't get attached to people you love because eventually they and you will turn into nothingness.

Even more interesting in my studies of Buddhism while in college is that the common folk have found more comfort and attraction to "Pure Land Buddhism". Originally from India, this is a popular branch of Buddhism where essentially there is a Savior Buddha (Amitabha) who can get you into the Pure Land of Bliss or their concept of Heaven. Indeed, instead of trying to achieve enlightenment via your own efforts (because you probably will fail at it), you rely on the concept of grace. That is, by reciting the name of Amitabha Buddha, he would help you to get reborn into Pure Land. Again, this has been one of the most popular forms of Buddhism that has spread throughout China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Tibet among the common folk.

I find it interesting that the concept of salvation, heaven, savior, and grace exists in a popular form of Buddhism in Asia! Indeed, what is discussed in the West, or by the monks, or in academia bears no resemblance with classical Buddhism or with popular Buddhism.

Here's some more food for thought:

[link to news.bbc.co.uk]

Peace!
T Ceti H.C. Radnarg

User ID: 24907583
United States
10/07/2012 03:05 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
there is the co-creator spirit we all share and there is the creation, there is nothing else...what else is there?

Last Edited by T Ceti H.C. Radnarg on 10/07/2012 03:06 PM
How unfortunate for some rulers when men,women,and children continue to think... Keep repeating the lies loud enough and long enough and just maybe the people will start to believe the lies again and good luck with that...finding your energy open until mars becomes raging aries...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 17851333
United States
10/07/2012 03:06 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddhism is a form of religion.

- Sara
 Quoting: Saratonin


[link to en.wikipedia.org]
"Buddhism is often described as a religion and a collection of various philosophies, based initially on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as Gautama Buddha. To many, however, Buddhism is not a religion, nor a philosophy or a set of doctrines, but rather teachings to guide one to directly experiencing reality. Buddhism is also known as Buddha Dharma or Dhamma, which means roughly the "teachings of the Awakened One" in Sanskrit and Pali, languages of ancient Buddhist texts. Buddhism began around 5th century BCE with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in Ancient India, and is hereafter referred to as "the Buddha."

Also i see a lot of negative comments appearing on this thread now, and you guys are all forgetting that buddhism only promotes positivity. You clearly are all forgetting the main purpose of The teachings. But i suppose you support the hate that religions promote?
 Quoting: valenn


Thoughts are things. What we think about, we empower. And what we think is the reason we end up where we are at any given time.

Being anti-war is not the same thing as being pro-peace. I feel differently inside when I think about fighting against war than when I think about being for peace.

Positive emotions are many times stronger than negative emotions (or thoughts). Somehow, they are harder to generate and take effort for me.

Many here on GLP empower the very things they rail against with their energy.

Good post, OP!
saturnino

User ID: 24817685
Brazil
10/07/2012 03:06 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
You obviously bought the Western watered-down, new-agish version of Budhism.

Go to Asia and see what it is really like. Contact with spirits, food offerings, much like voodoo.
Not to mention Tibetan Budhism, which is a perverted sex cult.

if you don't believe in anything, just be yourself. Why do you need Budhism at all ?
ANHEDONIC

User ID: 23579473
United States
10/07/2012 03:10 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddha, like Jesus and Mohammad are examples of what we are all capable of.
 Quoting: valenn


grizzy Unfortunately what you say is true, we are all quite capable of finishing up in hell, along with Buddha and Mohammad. There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ who made this world and everything in it. Like Buddha every one of us will meet Jesus Christ after this life and if you die in your sins then there is no hope for you. If you would like to know more about Buddhism from a biblical point of view.

THE TYCOON... [link to www.chick.com]
 Quoting: Judethz


goaway bsflag

No one clicks on your stupid links...

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger"
T Ceti H.C. Radnarg

User ID: 24907583
United States
10/07/2012 03:14 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Buddha, like Jesus and Mohammad are examples of what we are all capable of.
 Quoting: valenn


grizzy Unfortunately what you say is true, we are all quite capable of finishing up in hell, along with Buddha and Mohammad. There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ who made this world and everything in it. Like Buddha every one of us will meet Jesus Christ after this life and if you die in your sins then there is no hope for you. If you would like to know more about Buddhism from a biblical point of view.

THE TYCOON... [link to www.chick.com]
 Quoting: Judethz


goaway bsflag

No one clicks on your stupid links...
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC
cruise..hi co creator how you been...all these forgetful co-creator spirits bound by the creation getting out of the way?
How unfortunate for some rulers when men,women,and children continue to think... Keep repeating the lies loud enough and long enough and just maybe the people will start to believe the lies again and good luck with that...finding your energy open until mars becomes raging aries...
T Ceti H.C. Radnarg

User ID: 24907583
United States
10/07/2012 03:18 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
You obviously bought the Western watered-down, new-agish version of Budhism.

Go to Asia and see what it is really like. Contact with spirits, food offerings, much like voodoo.
Not to mention Tibetan Budhism, which is a perverted sex cult.

if you don't believe in anything, just be yourself. Why do you need Budhism at all ?
 Quoting: saturnino
this ark was brought by the spirit here..how are you co-creators with the same shared spirit ..its good to know we existed before the creation and the creation cant fool us with its concepts as we drive our arks through it..hf..unless you run your ark aground on the creation,this ark flows nicely through the creation without running aground..the awaken spirit be with all other co-creators in dealing with the creation,its traps are many..

Last Edited by T Ceti H.C. Radnarg on 10/07/2012 03:21 PM
How unfortunate for some rulers when men,women,and children continue to think... Keep repeating the lies loud enough and long enough and just maybe the people will start to believe the lies again and good luck with that...finding your energy open until mars becomes raging aries...
MoonChildChazz

User ID: 25135479
United States
10/07/2012 03:22 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
Higher enlightenment is a great stepping stone

Jesus / Buddha etc its all good spiritual guidance

I believe there is much more to it.
The pyramid takes much insight to be able to reach a higher form of
Chazz
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 16999455
United States
10/07/2012 03:23 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
I have two words for you: Khmer Rouge

Although a radical movement, the Khmer Rouge also drew on the idioms of Cambodian Buddhist culture. The time that the party spent in the forests in the 1960s, supposedly accumulating knowledge, has similarities to Buddhist lore. Before coming to power, the Khmer Rouge also demonstrated characteristics of "the Buddhist ideals of propriety and social justice", more so than the current government. Rather than maintaining a bureaucracy based on names and reputation, the Khmer Rouge also used charismatic leadership that is characteristic of Buddhist societies.[14]

Pol Pot himself had once served in a Buddhist monastery.

So yes, buddhists can be just as evil, violent and controlling as any other religious cult.


Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life.

Buddhism teaches that all life is interconnected, so compassion is natural and important.

Buddha was not a God.

He never claimed to be a God.

He never claimed to be a son of God.

He never claimed to be a mesasnger of God.

He was a man who achieved Nivana through human effort.

Buddha did not have an ego, unlike jesus and muhammad. His teachings were simple to help others on the path of enlightenment, not to sustain a state of power and importance.

Buddha, like Jesus and Mohammad are examples of what we are all capable of. If everyone achieved this state of consciousness we would all be basking in the divine ecstasy of existence at all times and each day would just be about creating beautiful things.

Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent - change is always possible
- unlike most religions which promote and endure violence due to not being able to accept the way society has changed because the books (bible, qu'ran) Have a firm set of rules which you must follow or you will be punished), ie, the way we dress, the way we eat, who can love who. the way we live in general.

Now we've all seen the protests and violence which came from a recent video depicting one mans opinion. Both sides of the argument are wrong and should not carry on what they are doing, as all they are bringing to the world are pain, death and fear. Nothing positive, which is what they think they are doing.

Why Buddhist could help save this entire world from self destruction:

Non-violence is at the heart of Buddhist thinking and behaviour. The first of the five precepts that all Buddhists should follow is "Avoid killing, or harming any living thing."

Buddhism is essentially a peaceful tradition. Nothing in Buddhist scripture gives any support to the use of violence as a way to resolve conflict.

''In times of war
Give rise in yourself to the mind of compassion,
Helping living beings
Abandon the will to fight.''

Figures like the Dalai Lama (who won the Nobel Peace Prize) demonstrate in word and deed Buddhism's commitment to peace.

"Hatred will not cease by hatred, but by love alone.
This is the ancient law."

And now a few quotes from Buddha

“Change is never painful; Only resistance to change is painful.”

''Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ''

''To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.''

''We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. ''

''Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.''

''Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.''

More quotes can be found here:- [link to www.brainyquote.com]

hf
 Quoting: valenn
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 7554855
Canada
10/07/2012 03:24 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Why I pick Buddhism over Religion, and achieve a higher level of serenity over religious people
There is no hope in Buddhism, only in Christ.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25126053


That's your EGO talking.

News








We're dropping truth bombs like it's the end of days!