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Does Buddhism apply to this formula for Christianity?

For me, the Buddha’s great insight about suffering had a very practical goal in this life—not some future one. I see this goal being confused with the accomplishment of the enlightenment and total ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

It is not possible to be both a Buddhist and a Christian because Buddhism teaches all things without exception are 'anatta' ('not-self') & 'the elements' ('dhatu') as its core & fundamental ...
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Did the Buddha ever teach that we have a special responsibility to those we have injured?

the parable of the good samaritan The parable of the Good Samaritan isn't about "special responsibility to those we have injured". In the parable: The "certain man" was injured by ...
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Killer Neighbors

The suttas say to teach Dhamma only to those who ask for it. Therefore, you are forbidden to preach Dhamma to your neighbour (unless he wishes you do). Etadaggaṃ peyyavajjānaṃ yadidaṃ atthikassa ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

I think it is possible to be both anything, as long as you are open and prepared for your definitions of both Buddhist and Christian to change and evolve with time. If you are stuck in place, then ...
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Killer Neighbors

I empathize with you, having grown up around such people. My advice would be to show this neighbor the same love and compassion you feel towards the rabbits and others. You may think of him as just ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

Similarities between Buddhism and Christianity: The word 'birth' has a psychological meaning (rather than a physical meaning), as Jesus explained to Nicodemus in John 3 and the Buddha explained in SN ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

The answer depends on exactly what one means by Buddhism and Christianity since whether we like it or not those things are not precisely defined by anything like a universal authority. Even within ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

I am both Buddhist and Christian. This is all just my opinion that follows. The differences are mere interpretation. Jesus, seems to have been an acetic who spoke that he is God and the son of God ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

As far as I'm concerned you can be whatever you like. You can even create your own religion if you so desire. Orthodox Buddhists and Christians will of course disagree but frankly I don't really care. ...
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What does Buddhism say that the laity should do when someone injuries them?

It is up to each situation. Some case running away is proper, but some case negotiating is proper, etc. The theory is "The buddhist people will try to keep 1)own benefit, 2)other benefits, 3)public ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

Some people says that original teachings of Jesus is similar to Buddha's teachings. Thich Nhat Hanh's book "Living Buddha Living Christ" can be helpful for those who want to reconcile Christianity ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

I've noticed many things found primarily only in early Buddhism also appearing in NT Christianity this leads me to believe that Jesus encountered Greco-Buddhist monks or even that He himself was a ...
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Jhanic potential in Christians?

Yes. We are talking about merit, morality, ethics, spiritual health, dispassion for material goods and wealth, etc. Jhana occurs naturally when the mind is pure, i.e., without the five hindrances. ...
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Killer Neighbors

Is it skillful to not intervene in his acts of killing, knowing he will not understand? You should tactfully intervene. One should point out animals also feel pain and one should not do to animals ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

To what extent do they make it possible (or not) to practice in and hold the beliefs of both? Buddhist practice revolves around the 3 trainings which is: be moral and ethical control your mind, ...
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A path to another university outside of Buddhism

I can see your dilemma. If you read the original teachings of the Buddha (in the Early Buddhist Texts) and compare it with what is practised today, you will find a lot of differences. For e.g. in the ...
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A path to another university outside of Buddhism

This isn't easy to answer because I'm not sure what the question is. It seems to be: How can I explain Buddhism to Christians? How can I reconcile Buddhism with Christianity? How can I answer ...
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Does Buddhism apply to this formula for Christianity?

Buddhism has diagnosed all suffering as possessive attachment to the five components of life (body, feelings, perception, mental formations & consciousness) as 'self'. Buddhism has also diagnosed ...
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A path to another university outside of Buddhism

I posted that Buddhism or Christ? question on a Christian forum too, and after quite a response from them, I felt I have some clues. I used to be a loyal person and have been studying Buddhism for 6 ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

Practice of Buddhism requires refuge through proper understanding Practice of Christianity requires refuge through proper faith Former brings forth understanding that, after death, there is neither ...
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What does Buddhism say that the laity should do when someone injuries them?

Please see the question on "Can or should a Buddhist defend themselves physically?" Self-defense is OK. According to Mahaparinibbana Sutta: "What have you heard, Ananda: do the Vajjis duly protect ...
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

Buddhism's ultimate truth is emptiness. Christianity's ultimate truth is God. In Buddhism, God is still in cyclic existence - will die and suffer again and again.
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Is it possible to adhere to the practices and beliefs of both Buddhist and Christianity?

To practice most of what is taught in Dhamma, one does not have to be a Christian or Buddhist. For example, there is no need to be a Buddhist or Christian when purifying the mind of defilements, ...
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What are the major Buddhist critiques of Christianity?

The Buddhist teachings are three-fold, namely: Morality; non-harming Concentration; unified non-judgmental awareness; unconditional love; unworldly 'heavenly' states of mind called 'jhana'. Wisdom ...
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Did the Buddha ever teach that we have a special responsibility to those we have injured?

Yes. Buddhism teaches if we have performed a harmful action and we become conscientiously aware we harmed, we should ask for forgiveness and do whatever we can do to reconcile the matter. For example, ...
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Providing a prayer for others

To me prayers and meditation are of the same tree but different branches. This is what works best for me. I usually start my meditation by concentrating of the breath for 10 minutes, and then I move ...
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Is there anything in Buddhism analogous to the Christian Eucharist?

Chod practice. It is a practice of offering one's body and blood.
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