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  • Re: Buddhist atheism

    (Quote) The above point is, I believe, where Buddhism becomes a religion as opposed to a philosophy. Which is OK! But not for me, and not for many other folks who approach Buddhism from a skeptica… ((more))
    kando
  • Re: Lipstick on a Pig?

    @person, although my post wasn't intended to be about either what you originally thought OR what you posted above, I think this conversation is way more interesting. BTW, I had to google "klesha." … ((more))
    personkando
  • Re: Grade A Buddhist Shade

    Some folks think that exacting literal translations are the only path to truth. Others think that due to linguistic and cultural differences, contextual evaluation by scholars has to happen. I thin… ((more))
    lobster
  • Re: Query on rebirth

    (Quote) @Jeffrey, I appreciate your attempt but I think that you and I won't end up agreeing on this one. IMO, virtue and wisdom are constructs. They are subjective. Humans invented the Dharma bec… ((more))
    Jeffrey
  • Re: The 5th Precept

    (Quote) @Frankj, I think that this distinction, while possibly appearing to be unnecessarily pedantic, is important with regards to Buddhism. It's another example that supports the non-self conc… ((more))
    federica