Buddha Says

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"DO not believe in anything simply because you heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it"


I find this appropriate for the "season".

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), November 03, 2000


I "DO not believe..." in Buddha. I find that even MORE appropriate for ANY season.

-- Don't Be Shocked (By YOUR@Future.com), November 03, 2000.

You dont BELIEVE in Buddha ???

It's pretty much documented as fact that a person (now referred to as Buddha) once lived on this planet. Are you saying that you disbelieve his having ever existed ?

If you're saying (and Im striving for understanding here, because nothing in your post directly suggests this), that you disbelieve the idea of his divinity, then thats fine, cuz he's not a prophet, God or anything similar. He never claimed to be anything other than just a regular guy.

Or maybe you mean that you disbelieve his philosophy. In which case you expressed yourself poorly.

In either case, you should possibly try thinking more before you post, rather than hanging out your knee-jerk responses to dry in public.



-- w0lv3r1n3 (w0lv3r1n3@yahoo.com), November 03, 2000.

I spoke to a close friend of Buddha last week and the friend revealed that Buddha was involved in a money laundering operation for a Colombian drug cartel 12 years ago. "I didn't touch the stuff, I just handled the money," Buddha reportedly said. He then warned, "Don't tell anyone about this or you'll be sorry, pal."

I asked what he meant by that statement, and he got the most chilling, evil, demonic look in his eye that I had ever seen come from a human being, much less a prophet trying to attain Nirvana, and he said, 'World War III.

Check Drudge, NewsMax, and WorldNetDaily for the breaking story.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), November 03, 2000.

You dont BELIEVE in Buddha ???

Correct...don't know what else needs to be said here.

-- Don't Be Shocked (By YOUR@Future.com), November 03, 2000.

Well, try explaining what the hell you mean. How hard could it be ?


-- w0lv3r1n3 (w0lv3r1n3@yahoo.com), November 03, 2000.

Buddah say "those who go to bed with itchy butt, wake up with smelly fingers".

I 'believe'.

-- consumer (shh@aol.com), November 03, 2000.

Uncommon sense. How refreshing.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), November 03, 2000.

TO the anonymous poster:

I will not be shocked by my future-SEE YOU IN HELL


-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), November 03, 2000.


I thought that you once claimed on this forum to be a Christian?

-- J (Y2J@home.comm), November 03, 2000.


You will see many things while you are there, but you will not see me.

-- Don't Be Shocked (By YOUR@Future.com), November 03, 2000.

Dear Dont be shocked:

You know this because? ^^^

-- smartasses r us (shh@aol.com), November 03, 2000.

Complete this sentence:

Saved-baiting without a license is punishable...

-- Growing hot in here (howe9@shentel.net), November 03, 2000.

I believe:

Just a little tongue in cheek in response to the anonymous poster who was playing a word game in the e-mail address concerning my handle.

I previously explained the sense in which I am a "christian"-If you did not catch that, "christ" is the essence, the pure being of God, a word used to describe that which is truly indescribable. To experience God is to be unable to put it into words. It is not a contradiction in my belief system to say all will be reunited with God-that is what all souls are up to at their own pace-journeying back to that whence they came.

I know you do not agree with this, as you have posted numerous rebuttals to al-d's similar contentions. The beauty of being is that the OUTCOME IS ASSURED. When you understand that Hitler will go to heaven, then you will understand my theology.

I suspect that will never happen, and that is fine; I was baptized by water and the holy spirit, and therefore can claim to be a christian- as it was explained to me, once I accepted christ through the holy spirit my outcome was assured. I have grown since then to realize that eternal damnation is mutually exclusive to a GOd who loves unconditionally-I choose to have that kind of GOd today.

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), November 03, 2000.

Has anyone heard of the statue in Vietnam somewhere of Jesus and Buddha with their arms around each other? They were very close in their philosophies. If anyone knows where there's a picture of that statue, I'd like to see it. I've only read about it.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), November 03, 2000.

>> Has anyone heard of the statue in Vietnam somewhere of Jesus and Buddha with their arms around each other? <<

I hate to let my cynicism show, Anita, but here it is, full blast:

I would stake a bet at heavy odds that this statue was conceived and commissioned by a Christian. I'm not saying I am right, only that my gut tells me I am right. Vietnam is a Buddhist country. Christianity was the religion of the French, who colonized Vietnam. Under those circumstances my gut tells me that Christians hd a lot more to gain by association with Buddha than Buddhists could gain by association with Christ.

As for their similarity - Jesus, as reported by the gospels, believed in a loving, but patriarchal, God who numbered the hairs on your head. Buddha spoke of redemption without speaking of God.

-- Brian McLaughlin (brianm@ims.com), November 03, 2000.

As for their similarity - they spoke of and lived love. Or so I believe. The rest is immaterial, IMO.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), November 03, 2000.

"a loving, but patriarchal God". Sounds as dreary as a loving but matriarchal state.

-- (Paracelsus@Pb.Au), November 03, 2000.

i think buddha-found a piece of the puzzle!

the enemy is not without-but within!!!!

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), November 03, 2000.

Buddha sez--"you may take 3 giant steps, 2 baby steps and one scissors step.

-- (Buddha@may.I?), November 03, 2000.

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