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Vatican Cardinal Hails Buddhist wisdom
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:35:59 AM »
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    Vatican cardinal hails Buddhist wisdom

    VATICAN CITY: A Roman Catholic cardinal on Tuesday praised Buddhism for instilling the values of wisdom, compassion and non-violence in young people in a message to mark the Buddhist feast day of Vesak.

    "As Buddhists you pass on to young people the wisdom regarding the need to refrain from harming others and to live lives of generosity and compassion," said Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican's head of inter-religious dialogue.

    He said this aspect of Buddhist education was "a precious gift to society".

    "Today, in more and more classrooms all over the world, students belonging to various religions and beliefs sit side-by-side," he said.

    The cardinal called for "deeper reflection" on the need "to be ready to join hands with those of other religions to resolve conflicts."

    Young people "put pressure on us to destroy all the walls which unfortunately still separate us," he added.

    Tauran last month condemned the "ignorance" in relations between Christians and Muslims, criticizing in particular rising Islamophobia in Europe.

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    « Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 03:31:40 PM »
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    Vatican cardinal hails Buddhist wisdom

    VATICAN CITY: A Roman Catholic cardinal on Tuesday praised Buddhism for instilling the values of wisdom, compassion and non-violence in young people in a message to mark the Buddhist feast day of Vesak.

    "As Buddhists you pass on to young people the wisdom regarding the need to refrain from harming others and to live lives of generosity and compassion," said Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican's head of inter-religious dialogue.

    He said this aspect of Buddhist education was "a precious gift to society".

    "Today, in more and more classrooms all over the world, students belonging to various religions and beliefs sit side-by-side," he said.

    The cardinal called for "deeper reflection" on the need "to be ready to join hands with those of other religions to resolve conflicts."

    Young people "put pressure on us to destroy all the walls which unfortunately still separate us," he added.

    Tauran last month condemned the "ignorance" in relations between Christians and Muslims, criticizing in particular rising Islamophobia in Europe.


    Perhaps if the Buddhists converted to the One True Faith revealed by Jesus Christ True GOD and True man - the Walls that separate us would come crashing down like they did in Jericho - ...................

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    Vatican Cardinal Hails Buddhist wisdom
    « Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 03:53:54 PM »
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  • Again, Buddhism, in its various forms, realizes the radical insufficiency of this changeable world; it teaches a way by which men, in a devout and confident spirit, may be able either to acquire the state of perfect liberation, or attain, by their own efforts or through higher help, supreme illumination.

    - Nostra Aetate

     

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