Buddhism and Superstition

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Do you still think Buddhists are superstitious? Don't you want to find out more about this religion?

Buddhism and Superstition


Buddhism has never been dogmatic, cynical, dictatorial, or monopolistic. Buddhists tenets have never been ambiguous. They never attempt to hoodwink, mislead, inflate or deceive others, or to exert control over others, things or events. Using force or pressure to induce belief is repugnant to the Buddhists and they also don't use high positions to attract converts. Buddhism does not consist of dictatorial religious laws and religious punishment. The Buddhists never had Inquisition, Crusades, or mass killing of any indigenous people in any part of the world, because they were non-believers. People who are jealous of the truth taught by Buddhism say that the ability to remember former lives is the work of the devils. If devils are so capable, they would have finished up all of us on this planet long ago.
Buddhists don’t meditate to reach god through silence. They do it to cultivate concentration and wisdom. Nibbana is a state of complete cessation of suffering and definitely not a communion with Buddha or an almighty god.
The Buddha did not claim that he could remove suffering from the world as an Almighty God. Buddhists are not conducting a business. They don’t have do’s and don’ts , or thou shalt and thou shalt not. Almost every religion claims it is the only true religion, with an almighty God. Which one should you follow?
The ability to see ghosts or to communicate with them can be acquired through meditation. The dimension of the ghosts is like a TV screen. When you have the right remote control, you can click on it to view it. The only reason why many religious teachers ban meditation is that after many years of practice, a practitioner can attain a higher level and will have the ability to enter the dimensions of ghosts and gods. By then all the lies told by the religious teachers will be exposed.
The practice of meditation is like a child learning to crawl. After crawling he learns to stand up. Then he learns to walk, and then run. Later on, he will be able to jump.
The highest wisdom is like electricity. We don’t know where it is but when we put all the components of the generator together, put in the fuel and run the generator, we have electricity.

Man, since time immemorial, when faced with the forces of nature like rain, wind, thunder, lightning or natural calamities like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or endemic diseases, will prostrate himself on the ground, begging protection from unknown, non-existing and almighty powers. The Buddhists did not do this and still do not do it today.

The almighty god idea originated from Egyptian legends, Zoroastrianism and Hinduism. Some almighty god was always smiting non-believers by spreading disease, pestilence and mayhem on them. (Check up history on the Canaanites, Sodom and Gomorrah)

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author avatar philpalm
5th Jul 2013 (#)

Hold it, there will be extremists in every group. Off the top of my head there have been news of Korean buddhists who have fought to save their stuff and the threatened buddhist communities of Burma who have to face the Islamists.

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author avatar Kingwell
5th Jul 2013 (#)

I have a lot of admiration for Buddhism and Buddhists, in fact, although raised a Christian I have believed in reincarnation for almost as long as I can remember. One of my nephews is married to a woman who is Buddhist and she is a beautiful person. I'm sure that all Buddhists are not alike but I admire their beliefs. Blessings.

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author avatar pohtiongho
6th Jul 2013 (#)

The report about Buddhism in Burma was biased. I wonder how much the editor of Time magazine has been paid for that article to appear.

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author avatar Zola
1st Sep 2013 (#)

Thank you for sharing your views. I agree that most religions are very "exclusive" - their way is the only right way. I am Christian, but have a lot of respect for Buddhism and Taoism.

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author avatar pohtiongho
1st Sep 2013 (#)

You are a good Christian.

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author avatar pohtiongho
24th Mar 2014 (#)

For those who are not sure what a Sangha is:
Sangha is the community of virtuous people who are practicing. It is communal, and whether you are a man, woman, young or old, it is no longer important.

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