Respect for other religions - What about materialism?

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Re: Respect for other religions - What about materialism?

Post by daverupa » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:01 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:
clw_uk wrote:What is your perception of the prevelance of supernaturalism on Buddhist forums?
My perception is that materialism is prevalent on most Buddhist forums.
A trip to Dharmawheel, or any other Mahayana/Vajrayana board, should correct that impression.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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