Posted by Stephen Pema Dorje on December 17, 1999 at 12:10:35:
In Reply to: Defending Islam posted by Sam on December 16, 1999 at 10:22:42:
Thank you Sam!!!!
Trungpa Rinpoche used to warn about what he called "Spiritual Materialism". Let's not talk about "bad" moslems and "good" buddhists! There have been cases of Buddhist teachers exploiting students too. It's not a case of good and bad. The teachings for almost all religions are based on compassion and caring. Moslem too. It's the practitioners and their "interpretation" of the teachings that bring about the negative actions. Religions just show the path. How you get there is based on everyone and their delusions. This talk of my religion is good and yours is bad has been the cause of more death, torture and war than any cultural way of life. OK, I had my turn.
Peace to all on this holiday season!!
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