Ancient Religion?

pohtiongho By pohtiongho, 12th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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While they are many others who want to wallop the other religions, Buddhism encourages other religions to exist.

Ancient Religion?




Buddhism is not antiquated
as claimed by some so-called scholars.
It talked about pension fund 2500 years ago
Only the terminology used was different
The Buddha used the phrase “rainy days”
He recommended 25% of a person’s earning
must be saved for rainy days.
Can you find another teacher
who proclaimed that his followers
would be equal to him
in status ?
Can you find another teacher
who proclaimed that
to protect other religion
is to protect your own religion?
Buddhism welcomes scientific probe
We don’t curse the scientists and
condemn them for questioning
our religion.
We welcome them.
The scientists may ask
any question he wishes
When there is no answer
Buddhism is in no way weakened.

(End)

Copyright © 2014 by Poh Tiong Ho

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Buddhism, Religion, Scholars, Scientists, Terminology

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I have been writing short stories, poems and articles during the past 20 years.
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author avatar pohtiongho
19th Jun 2015 (#)

When a tree is planted, it grows into maturity. Then it will start to bear fruit. Before the fruit is produced, the bud will appear, follows by the flower and finally the fruit. Are the bud, flower and the fruit the same thing? You may say that the thing which attains Nibbana is the fruit.
The mind exists to the extent necessary just for knowledge and mindfulness. This mind is not permanent as claimed by other religions. When a person attains Nibbana, this mind is severed.

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