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lotus_flower
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12/15/2011 7:13:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
does anyone want to explain this to me?? I am very interested, but I am not sure that I understand it completely.
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GeoLaureate8
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12/15/2011 3:17:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
There is no Buddhist Naturalism. Buddhism is already a naturalist philosophy.

That's like saying Christian supernaturalism.
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Kinesis
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12/15/2011 4:13:08 PM
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There is no Buddhist Naturalism. Buddhism is already a naturalist philosophy.

Mainstream Buddhism incorporates a host of supernatural claims, including reincarnation, the 31 planes of existence and karma.
CosmicAlfonzo
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12/15/2011 4:53:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
There is no such thing as Buddhism.
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GeoLaureate8
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12/15/2011 4:54:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/15/2011 4:13:08 PM, Kinesis wrote:
There is no Buddhist Naturalism. Buddhism is already a naturalist philosophy.

Mainstream Buddhism incorporates a host of supernatural claims, including reincarnation, the 31 planes of existence and karma.

Karma in Buddhism is not the same as the supernatural Hindu version. It's cause and effect applied to morality.

There's no reincarnation in Buddhism. It has a naturalistic rebirth theory.

I'll perhaps expand later.

The Thirty-One planes of existence are questionable, but given the style and nature of Buddhist and Taoist thought, it wouldn't be hard to believe that this concept is no different than the Heaven/Hell analogies of the Taoists in which heaven and hell are referenced, but only to deny such realms of existence only to conclude that heaven and hell is what you make of this earth. Positing such realms of existence literally are really uncharacteristic of Buddha.
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CosmicAlfonzo
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12/15/2011 5:01:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
*smacks everyone on the head with a cane*
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12/16/2011 7:24:19 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/15/2011 4:53:18 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
There is no such thing as Buddhism.

reality doesn't exist. we are all but a dream within a dream.
"Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it."
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lotus_flower
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12/16/2011 7:41:11 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
thanks guys, I am looking into Buddhism, but obviously don't know enough about it.
"Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it."
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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lotus_flower
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12/16/2011 7:43:23 AM
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this is what I have been reading http://www.religioustolerance.org...
"Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it."
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CosmicAlfonzo
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12/16/2011 9:58:48 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/16/2011 7:24:19 AM, lotus_flower wrote:
At 12/15/2011 4:53:18 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
There is no such thing as Buddhism.

reality doesn't exist. we are all but a dream within a dream.

*smacks you on head with cane*
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