We started the Buddhism page

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Madushka
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We started the Buddhism page

Postby Madushka » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:13 am

We started the Buddhism () page to give the world Buddha's teachings. The Offering Of Dhamma. Nothing Else. By doing so, at least to put one good thought into you on daily basis. To coax you to find your own salvation. we are not doing this for prestige or to belittle other religions & visions. Our only aim is to give the world pure Theravada Buddhism.

We do not agree with all the atrocities that is going around the world in the name of protecting Buddhism.
Buddha's teachings would be in this world for another 2443 years only, according to Buddha himself. (Buddha said that his teachings would survive in the world for 5000 years from his 'Parinirvana'. Now, 2557 years have elapsed.)

No amount of shouting or fighting would make it survive another day more than that.
No one can destroy it by any action of theirs a day less than that.

Our duty is to find our own liberation by ending suffering following Our Gautama Buddha's great teachings. That was what he WANTED.
Acts of violence in the name of protecting Buddhism would only bring demerit to oneself. There are ways of countering opponents peacefully. Buddhism is a very Peaceful vision. Please do not try to make it otherwise by making false statements and call upon unnecessary arguments which would coax people who read them to counter attack which would bring them demerit. Therefore, we have decided to remove all the unnecessary comments from today.

We would take this opportunity to say to the world one other fact which is making a big commotion in the Asian world. Buddha was born in Lumbini which belonged to the ANCIENT INDIA (INDO-NEPALESE Region) DURING GAUTAMA BUDDHA'S TIME. Today it is in the TERAI PLANES OF SOUTHERN NEPAL since Nepal & India are two different countries today.

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Re: We started the Buddhism page

Postby SarathW » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:21 am

Hi Madushka
I am very pleased to see your enthusiasm in protecting Buddha’s teaching.
But I think you have started your journey with the wrong footing. You said:

We would take this opportunity to say to the world one other fact which is making a big commotion in the Asian world. Buddha was born in Lumbini which belonged to the ANCIENT INDIA (INDO-NEPALESE Region) DURING GAUTAMA BUDDHA'S TIME. Today it is in the TERAI PLANES OF SOUTHERN NEPAL since Nepal & India are two different countries today.

Does it really matter whether Buddha was born in India or America? What we are interested about is, his teaching. Please ask the question yourself that this sort of argument is in line with Buddha’s teaching. I suggest that you practice at least a little bit of Buddha’s teaching before you preach it!
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Re: We started the Buddhism page

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:26 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: We started the Buddhism page

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Re: We started the Buddhism page

Postby SarathW » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:38 am

Hi Retro
I appreciate your comment. So what you are saying is ,if people think that if Einstein was born in India, that nobody can split the atom?
:)
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Re: We started the Buddhism page

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:16 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: We started the Buddhism page

Postby Madushka » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:17 am

Please feel free to contact us if you have any
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Re: We started the Buddhism page

Postby SarathW » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:11 am

Hi all
It appears I did not look at the problem with equanimity. When I look at the problem in my angle I could not see any problem in relation to this issue. There are a lot of other people with deferent level of experience to the same problem. So I have to let others do what they think right for themselves.
I wonder what Buddha would have done in this situation? :meditate:
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