Prasadachitta wrote:Hi Annie,
I have two thoughts on what you have put together.
1)You Refer to "Clergy" as only monks and Nuns. This is not correct. There are a wide variety of official designations within the various traditions of Buddhism even within the Theravada which this chat board is aligned with.
2) I think it is misleading to put the twelve links exposition of dependent arising as an "origin" story. It is only a description of "origin" in as much as it describes the origin of suffering and not the origin of the world or of existence.
I hope this helps. I expect there is the potential for a lot of misunderstanding but that is par for the course as I see it.
o Buddhists allow negative thoughts to flow, but are mindful not to act on them so as to break bad habits and increase good karma.
Anniebubble wrote:This is my first post so hello everyone!
I have been quite annoyed about people's prejudices against other religions, which oh so often leads to suffering Therefore, I decided to do something about it and try and write a book, briefly educating children and adults about the major religions, and importantly showing the links that all the religions share!
I have read a few books on Buddhism, but I am certainly no expert! Therefore it would be greatly appreciated if you could briefly look over the document below and tell me if there is anything wrong or if anything about basic Buddhism should be added or subtracted..
https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?res ... UB7YDPMM9Q
Thanks you very much in advance!