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Offline Vladimir

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« on: December 13, 2010, 11:41:10 PM »
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  • 1. The greatest enemy in life is the self
    2. The greatest ignorance in life is deceit
    3. The greatest failure in life is vanity
    4. The greatest tragedy in life is jealousy
    5. The greatest error in life is to lose oneself
    6. The greatest crime in life is disloyalty to parents
    7. The greatest pity in life is self-belittlement
    8. The greatest pride in life is recovering from failures
    9. The greatest bankruptcy in life is hopelessness
    10. The greatest wealth in life is health and wisdom
    11. The greatest debt in life is affection and love
    12. The greatest gift in life is acceptance and forgiveness
    13. The greatest weakness in life is lack of awareness
    14. The greatest consolation in life is charity



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    « Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 12:03:44 AM »
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  •   :stare:

    The greatest thing you ever did was not posting Buddhist teachings here.



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    If you feel compelled to post the teachings of Buddha, and you can't resist the temptation, can you do it elsewhere?



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    « Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 01:17:37 AM »
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  • The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is infinite ~ Ecclesiastes 1:15


    Evidently.

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    « Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 05:39:31 AM »
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  • I think the point here that Vladimir is making is that even the heathens were given wisdom to follow the Ten Commandments (number 6 is very close to the 4th Commandment), and I suppose it is reassuring that God hasn't abandoned the Orientals entirely in their false religions, it just glorifies God's infinite mercy all the more.
    Also, it's just another reason to be all the more cautious, in that one has to remember that heresies and other religions are the strongest that are closest to the truth, but distort it in some fundamental manner that one may not even notice.

    In a more anthropological sense, it also shows that God has ingrained into man (as a whole) the natural inclination to seek Him out wherever he can be found, and to follow his Law (at least in the most elementary manner).

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon

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    « Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 07:26:18 AM »
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  • Buddhists are often guided by natural law and common memory from time of Noah......that said, no one here is saying that Buddhism is salvific.....but that God is trying to lead them to Christ via natural law and common memory of Noah/Adam/Eve and common heritage.....

    again, Buddhism is not salvific......
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    « Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 09:48:09 AM »
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  • Buddhism is all about love and peace, it seems like. Not to mention Buddhists always say their religion is "best" because of its culture. Give me a break. There was a Catholic girl on CAF earlier this year who said she was converting to Buddhism because she felt it met her spiritual needs. What an ignorant person. Let's remember that verse in the Bible that says gods of the pagans are devils.

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    « Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 09:59:06 AM »
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  • Buddha's philosophy was not some new self discovered revelation, but merely a "repackaging" (if you will) of the Aryan theology that was already present in India reinforced with the ethical traditions of the Chinese. Even Confucius's teachings were just a compilation of the writings of the then ancient as well as his obscure temporaries with his own personal opinion added every now and then. Whatever natural morality that is found in East or South Asia can be traced back to traditions of the Chinese who are the only people who retained a significant amount of the natural law in the East thousands of years after the Deluge, and who, in a way, acted as missionaries bringing civilization to the more barbarous peoples surrounding them. It's interesting since the Chinese are the closest descendants of Japeth.
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

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    « Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 10:37:35 AM »
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    Whatever natural morality that is found in East or South Asia can be traced back to traditions of the Chinese who are the only people who retained a significant amount of the natural law in the East thousands of years after the Deluge, and who, in a way, acted as missionaries bringing civilization to the more barbarous peoples surrounding them. It's interesting since the Chinese are the closest descendants of Japeth.


    Natural law -- don't you mean the Primitive Revelation? Natural Law is the law written on every human heart that it's wrong to steal, wrong to murder, etc.

    Chinese the closest descendants of Japeth? Don't you mean Sem?

    White folk came from Japeth; Asians came from Sem; Blacks came from Cham.

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    « Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 12:32:55 PM »
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    Whatever natural morality that is found in East or South Asia can be traced back to traditions of the Chinese who are the only people who retained a significant amount of the natural law in the East thousands of years after the Deluge, and who, in a way, acted as missionaries bringing civilization to the more barbarous peoples surrounding them. It's interesting since the Chinese are the closest descendants of Japeth.


    Natural law -- don't you mean the Primitive Revelation? Natural Law is the law written on every human heart that it's wrong to steal, wrong to murder, etc.

    Chinese the closest descendants of Japeth? Don't you mean Sem?

    White folk came from Japeth; Asians came from Sem; Blacks came from Cham.

    Matthew


    Yes that's what and who I meant. Sorry...  :facepalm:
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    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 10:40:55 PM »
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    Buddhism is all about love and peace, it seems like. Not to mention Buddhists always say their religion is "best" because of its culture. Give me a break. There was a Catholic girl on CAF earlier this year who said she was converting to Buddhism because she felt it met her spiritual needs. What an ignorant person. Let's remember that verse in the Bible that says gods of the pagans are devils.


    Personally, I don't find it that incredulous that the Novus Ordo spirituality was not meeting her spiritual needs.

    Buddhism puts a lot of duty on the children for what would be the Buddhist equivalent of the salvation of their parents after death so it isn't that hard to understand why Christianity does not make that much headway in heavily Buddhist areas. If the children don't perform certain rites then the souls of their parents can't reach Nirvana. Which was strange because I thought Nirvana was a state of oblivion, but a Buddhist monk said in his sermon that after death we will meet again in Nirvana.

    I'm not converting to Buddhism, just happened to find myself at a Buddhist funeral.



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    « Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 09:36:32 AM »
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    Buddhism is all about love and peace, it seems like. Not to mention Buddhists always say their religion is "best" because of its culture. Give me a break. There was a Catholic girl on CAF earlier this year who said she was converting to Buddhism because she felt it met her spiritual needs. What an ignorant person. Let's remember that verse in the Bible that says gods of the pagans are devils.


    Personally, I don't find it that incredulous that the Novus Ordo spirituality was not meeting her spiritual needs.

    Buddhism puts a lot of duty on the children for what would be the Buddhist equivalent of the salvation of their parents after death so it isn't that hard to understand why Christianity does not make that much headway in heavily Buddhist areas. If the children don't perform certain rites then the souls of their parents can't reach Nirvana. Which was strange because I thought Nirvana was a state of oblivion, but a Buddhist monk said in his sermon that after death we will meet again in Nirvana.

    I'm not converting to Buddhism, just happened to find myself at a Buddhist funeral.


    Yeah, it's not surprising that the NO doesn't meet her spiritual needs. That is one reason why it is so important for Catholics to have the full truth. If she had discovered Traditional Catholicism then she would have been in great shape.


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    « Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 09:39:45 AM »
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  • the NO does not meet too many's needs in the end, maybe temporarily, but not in the end-one always likes meat  :ready-to-eat: and the NO only gives them a lot of  :plant:
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    « Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 06:57:16 PM »
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    .... If the children don't perform certain rites then the souls of their parents can't reach Nirvana. Which was strange because I thought Nirvana was a state of oblivion, but a Buddhist monk said in his sermon that after death we will meet again in Nirvana.
    ....



    That's what's ridiculous about Buddhism... it has to assimilate ideas and notions foreign unto itself in order to find appeal with different peoples. What you are describing is not an orthodox Buddhist teaching, but an assimilated Confucian maxim. If you were to observe the religions of East Asia you will find that what appears to be a single religion is a mixture of three. In Japan, for example, the three religions practiced are Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. Before the Meiji Revolution, all three of these were infused into one national faith, though not officially. You had Buddhist priests performing Shinto rituals, and teaching Confucian ethics... a system of spirit worship and more sophisticated moral code that Buddhism in it's original form is devoid of. But now, after the religious reforms of the Meiji government officially segregating the religions for the sake of their Shinto revival, the Japanese people still practice three religions. Maybe you have heard the following proverb somewhere....

    "The Japanese people are born Shinto, raised Confucian, and die Buddhist."
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

    "We must risk something for God!"~Hernan Cortes


    TEJANO AND PROUD!

     

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