The cross and the bodhi tree

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The cross and the bodhi tree

Postby Hanzze » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:42 am

Maybe a interesting movie about propagation form different aspects.

The cross and the bodhi tree

This documentary film portrays the extraordinary spiritual journeys of Father François Ponchaud, a French Catholic priest, and Mother Rosemary, an English Anglican nun. The priest and the nun lead very different lives. Fr Ponchaud translated the Bible into Khmer and wrote the definitive history of the Catholic church in Cambodia. M. Rosemary entered a life of silence and prayer in her twenties. She took a sabbatical at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England, where she struck enduring friendships. Both Ponchaud and Rosemary have faced difficult questions posed by their head-on encounter with Buddhism. Questions like, "Has your contact with Buddhism changed your thoughts on the uniqueness of Jesus Christ? Can the Holy Spirit act through a Buddhist? Is Buddhist meditation more passive that Christian Prayer?" Their answers are lucid and humble. The result is a film which brings East and West closer together in a profound and thought-provoking way.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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