what do you think about Buddhism?
what do you think about Buddhism?
its the most sensible religion goign i think
as far as i know, and they is a very good chancei am wrong because i havent ever looked into it.
but arnt thy one of the few religions left that hvent started a war?
Depends on which theory you subscribe to. If you subscribe to theory that it only takes a follower of the religion to start a war in the religion's name, regardless of actual motivation, then no. If you subscribe to the theory that it someone has to lead the group in general, then yes. If you subscribe to the theory that battles between different temples counts, then no.
Keep in mind that Buddhist temples come in two varieties, it seems, when it comes to fighting: Some are quiet places of contemplation, and others encourage their monks to become experts in self-defense (as opposed to other religions where clergy learning to fight is a bad thing). Also, due to the belief in reincarnation, protest through suicide is encouraged (a monk killing himself through flame is not an uncommon method).
The martial arts monks are from Mahayana tradition monks..not all Buddhist monk allowed to fight like them..suicide is never encouraged at all in Buddhism..the monk that suicide just because protesting is considered as a fool..
You'll note tow things:
1) "Not all buddhist monk allowed": I just wanted it noted (in my post) that some temples do practice martial arts, even if it is just for self-defense. Too many people equate Buddhism with passive meditation; it's interesting to have a religion that encourages more active participation in things.
2) Suicide is foolish: Whereas I appreciate the logic (it makes no sense to take a permanent solution to a temporary problem), it should be noted that suicide as protest does seem to happen a lot throughout history (especially among Japanese monks, who still believed in the samurai tradition). Note that I'm not saying that it's an everyday occurence, just that there are times when it seems to be more common than other times...
IMO it is a fruitless search. Anything that can be done to 'earn favour' in that religion is part of pretty much all other religions, so if you want to cover all your bases I would go with a religion that can forgive sins as well as encouraging good deeds, that way if you are reincarnated, you'll be fine, but if you're not, you'll also be fine.
I really like some concepts of Buddhism, especially Zen-Buddhism. Their idea of getting rid of every kind of earthly desire is to a point a very interesting philosophy and definitely one of the reason why there was never raged a war for this religion.
And the believe in Nirvana, the "blackness". Every other big religion promises a better life after death, while Buddhists try to achieve to finally and forever rest their soul.
This makes this religion something special, a different way to look at the world's pain and hardship.
Peace be unto you
he who has cast the desires out
But how many of us can really do it. Buddhism is not practical. that is why it slowly faded away in India. But then the modified Buddhism took roots in Japan and China and in many other countries (Sri Lanka for one). But for the modifications, Japan would not have fought a war. Being Buddhist they should have been fighting for peace not for territory which primarily means that the basic teachings of Buddha was forgotten.
Buddha never said he is God. His followers did. Christ never said he is God. Some of his followers did. Prophet also said he is the true prophet. He didn't say he is god.
What you all seem to be forgetting is that, in all practical senses of the word, Buddhism is not a religion. Lord Buddha is not a god, and was never considered as such. He was merely the first human to reach enlightenment, and through his teachings encouraged others to follow. He never claimed he was descended from a god, or that he was one himself. He is merely a teacher, trying to help people to live a better way of life.
Suicide is not encouraged in Buddhism, as it directly contradicts one of the main philosophies behind it, namely that all life is sacred, and harm against oneself is no different to harm against any other living thing. In Japan, notably with the samurai's, suicide was merely a matter of honor, more respectable to kill oneself than be killed by an enemy.
It's my understanding that Buddhism teaches that everything in life is an illusion! Everything is really nothing at all. Or something to that effect...
Any way, the religion is very self-defeating as all one would have to do is ask some simple questions, "Why do they cry for their dead loved ones?"
If they or their lives were an illusion, they either never was, or they finally escaped the illusion of life. So why mourn?
If death is the key to escaping the illusion of life, why don't they all kill themselves?
Who or what created and is projecting such a powerful illusion?
What is reality and how do they experience it?
Buddhism is the illusion.
I've just finished reading a book about buddha and now I think I am a buddhist, although I don't believe in committing to a religion I already thought most of the things the buddha taught.....
Why would that make you a Buddhist? You've thought for yourself thus far, so why stop now just because you happened to find someone who happened to have the same thoughts as you? Why not just keep thinking for yourself and be a "tijn01ist"?
they threat women's really bad. The women's is second pepole in the buddhism and if women monk act right she become a man in the next life and she cant reach nirvana before she is a man. So buddhism is not as butiful that many belives the filosofi is good but this put the score bad.
Alll religions has good and bad aspects about it, all after man creating it.
Buddhism has always fasinated me, and for a long time I thought it was the right pathfor me, but there is one thing I truly disagree in. Why distance yourself from the world you are a part of? And say that is not real, and illution, and not "good" enough.
Is it not possible to be a part of all, which we all are but are not aware of, through living in it? And just that?
Theres no doubt about it. Buddhism is interesting. It doesn't nessacarily belive in a God. Its main beliefs and objectives are to reach enlightenment through meditation and to strive to self improve the mind, body and spirit.
Tai-chi is similar. I was thinking about taking it up. Anyone here do it?
I think that If you believe in Buddhism that this relegion can enlight you. In my homeland is the first buddhist monk inaugurated. The man, a true Belgian man, has lived for 20 years in India and Sri Lanka where i studied the relegion and now he has choosen his path in the buddhism.
So i've you true believe in this relegion than you must choose to follow the way of buddha.
yeah i think to get the most out of it you have to really get involved with the religion and not just be kinda part of it