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Difference Between Faith & Respect

Sep. 6 | For one to take refuge, there must be respect. For one to have respect, there need not be refuge. – Stonepeace Since faith and respect are different, respect for other religions does not mean we must have faith in their doctrines. For example. I...

No Regrets

May. 31 | My religion is to live and die without regret. – Milarepa Share This:

Universal Appreciation Of Goodness

May. 2 | Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion. – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama Share This:

Should We Compare Religions?

Dec. 6 | Discriminating wisdom [that sees the uniqueness of each phenomenon] is just as important as the realisation of non-dualistic wisdom [that sees the emptiness of all phenomena]. – Stonepeace Out of respect for religions with different beliefs, it...

Was The Buddha A Free-Thinker?

Nov. 11 | To assume oneself to be right dogmatically is to be wrong spiritually. – Stonepeace Recently, there is an increase in atheists and agnostics (free-thinkers) who are eager to show that it is possible to be secular humanists, to be moral (instead...

Are All Religions the Same?

Nov. 10 | Although there is one universal state of complete enlightenment, there are many paths to other different goals. – Stonepeace It is a common and idealistically beautiful notion, that all the religions of the world essentially preach the same teachings...

Is Buddhism A Religion?

Nov. 10 | A Brief Introduction of Buddhism To many, the most enduring picture of Buddhism that comes to mind is the ever calm, radiant, understanding and welcoming smile upon the faces of countless Buddha images… which hints of the Buddha’s perfectly...

The Cross-Manifestations of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Gods?

Nov. 10 | It is common for those unfamiliar with the intricate different details between various religions to suppose that all the divine worshipped or taken refuge in are similar, to be manifestations of one another in myriad forms, that they are “all the same”....

Are Buddhists Atheists?

Nov. 10 | According to online dictionary m-w.com, an “atheist” is “one who believes that there is no deity” and a “deity” is “the rank or essential nature of a god/ a god or goddess/ one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful.” Many theists,...

Are All Religions Rivers Leading To One Ocean?

Oct. 25 | While there might be more than a path up a mountain, not all paths lead upwards, and not all paths lead to the summit. – Stonepeace A fellow Buddhist remarked that different religions are like rivers leading to the same sea of one taste –...