Dharmasherab wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:07 pm
No actually it was relevant because it just disproves the statement that the Islamic Empire was the pinnacle of the world civilisation which is false. Yes it was important at that specific time but clearly it was not 'the' pinnacle or any kind of pinnacle. Its best to read actual history rather than propaganda.
Irrelevant. The article posted in the OP is about how 'Muslims attacked Buddhists in India in around 1000BC'. My point was the Islamic Empire was plundered by non-Muslims, who then became Muslims, who then attacked India. This is an extremely important point. The Mongols who destroyed the Buddhist universities in India were often originally (Mahayana) Buddhists.
Actually it is not illogical. Its a no-brainer.
Irrelevant, again. The relevant matter is Islam originally embraced the world sciences, including Buddhists sciences, who all converged on Baghdad.
Bodhicitta does not mean lust. It means being compassionate towards other beings such as saving them from Samsaric dangers. The will of Buddha to teach other beings and encourage his followers to explain the Dhamma to others is also by an act of compassion. Such an act motivated by compassion should not be mistaken for mundane desires like lust.
Wrong. The Pali suttas literally say Dhamma is only taught to those who wish for it (AN 9.5)
. The idea of Bodhicitta is alien to the Pali suttas, which is why the Buddha did not each it. The Buddha said in many places he would not save all sentient beings.
Actually the article makes a fair analysis
Try to not be attached to opinions. You posted your opinion, I posted my opinion, that is enough. No need to post our opinions again. The article was clearly illogical because the article sought to attack Islam but actually showed Islam is a positive light. Thanks
I imagine the quotes at the link are out of context because both the Koran & actual Islamic history show the People of the Book (Christians & Jews) and other religious groups were permitted to practise their religion. I think my point here shows how ridiculous the above link is.
All I know as real & true is Islam will have so many more followers than Mahayana Buddhism now & in the future because Mahayana Buddhism could not even save Tibet, let alone save all sentient beings with Bodhicitta. The Dalai Lama had to run away, self-cherishing
, in disguise in a military uniform (abandoning the robes) to save himself & left the Tibetan people at the hands of the Chinese (to save them from the feudal Tibetan slavery). Many Tibetans resorted to violence rather than to Buddhism. The Dalai Lama appeared to take refuge in the CIA rather than in the Buddha-Dhamma.
In the meantime, the CIA had begun assisting the Tibetan guerrillas, leading to their training in Okinawa and Colorado. The first operatives, with radios and weapons, had already been parachuted into Tibet and were making their way towards Lhasa. This operation has been discussed in publications by CIA agents who were in charge but never entered Tibet. Li does not mention that the operation was later aborted, as published CIA sources have long admitted, when the Nixon administration, determined to placate Mao, abruptly abandoned the guerrillas.
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/10/how ... t-in-1959/
The 14th Dalai Lama was financially supported by the CIA between the late 1950s and the mid 1970s, receiving $180,000 dollars per annum.