alan wrote:Hi Becky
Can you offer a good reason why we should do your homework for you?
If you develop an interest in Buddhism and want to discuss it, fine. But please don't assume you can go here and data mine.
retrofuturist wrote:I'll look at answering these questions soon, but don't have time just at the minute, and they seem quite detailed.
Will PM you...What is your occupation?
What is your ethnic background?
Since 1999How long have you been practicing Buddhism for?
Do you attend services for your religion? If so how often?
This is a wide range question...What is your knowledge of poverty?
It is both an artificial and avoidable situation.In your opinion, how do you feel about poverty?
I would yes.Is this influenced by Buddha’s attitude in the approach to poverty and in saying this do you agree or disagree with the stance?
Here's some examples..Can you justify this further?
To a large extent, yesDo the teachings and scriptures of Buddha influence your viewpoint?
To some extent, yesDoes your personal life affect your views on poverty due to family values, career or a particular incident?
Only those which seek to either further keep people in poverty or refuse to alleviate them.Are there any points in which you disagree on the religions viewpoint on poverty?
I should think so.Do you recognise and identify your religions ethical code?
See this...What do you, from your understanding, believe this is?
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .budd.html
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
If based on the above quote, then yes.Does the ethical code align Buddhist views and values on poverty?
Sikkha SuttaIf so, how do you feel the issue should be approached, considering the values and ethical code.
rowyourboat wrote:I think it is very interesting how Christian adherents research other religions in such depth. There is apparently one who had done a thesis on nirodhasamapatti! Amazing. I do find it mildly disconcerting as well, I must admit.
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