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by Ervin
Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 118360

Is it possible to be a Budhist and believe in God?

I have read on one of the forums(Free minds Islamic forum) that there are Budhists in the world who believe in God. Is that possible? I don't doubt this poster of that thread, I am only interested in how can that be when Budha taught that there is no God apparently, that's from my knowledge. They mu...
by Ervin
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Are sutra's to be taken literally?
Replies: 66
Views: 7339

Re: Are sutra's to be taken literaly?

If Buddha is full of everything, then by reciting Buddha we will also gain access to what Buddha has. If Buddhas minds and sentient beings mind cannot be separated, then why is salvation in this context hard to understand? Some believe that sentient beings are full of negative karma that Buddha can...
by Ervin
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Are sutra's to be taken literally?
Replies: 66
Views: 7339

Re: Are sutra's to be taken literaly?

Peace. And how do you diferentiate between fiction and non fiction? And why is there fiction at all? Why confuse people? And the last question is how many of you believe that the mention with sinciere faith in Avalokitesvara would see you saved literally in all those situations mentioned in the surt...
by Ervin
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Are sutra's to be taken literally?
Replies: 66
Views: 7339

Are sutra's to be taken literally?

Peace. I have read in the past sutra ot Avalokitesvara bodhisatva mahasatva. I got it from the temple in Melbourne city.

And it preaty much talks about miracles that would happen if you had faith and called upon this bodhisatva. Now are those miracles to be taken literally or metaforicaly?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do demon like beings operate acording to Budhism?
Replies: 12
Views: 1713

Re: How do demon like beings operate acording to Budhism?

Peace. So they are not like the Satan and his demons/ jins who ate trying to lead you astray like in Monotheism?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Uthanasia?
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Uthanasia?

Peace. I was wandering as to what would be a Budhist stance on unthanasia? Would it be a good thing where someone's suffering is great to have their lives ended or not?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do demon like beings operate acording to Budhism?
Replies: 12
Views: 1713

How do demon like beings operate acording to Budhism?

Peace. Hi everyone. My understanding is that in Budhism there are teachings about the existence of demons and other evil beings. Now how do they operate and are they subject to karma?
If they are subject to karma then are they us gone bad? I would appreciate your thoughts on the subject.

Thanks
by Ervin
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Hell realm and other bad realms
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Hell realm and other bad realms

Ok can someone tell me a bit abot the lower realms and are the stories that I have read somewere in the past about how horific are they to be taken literaly or is it all a metaphor?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Melbourne
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Hi from Melbourne

Hi everyone, hows things? I hope all is well! My real name is Ervin and I am a Deist. So I believe in God(deist God) but I think that maybe reincarnation and some sort of karmic laws exist. I am interested in meditation and in learning about Budhist philosophy in general. I am bit of a sceptic wich ...

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