[Buddha-l] Enlightenment as dogma
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Thu Oct 14 10:58:16 MDT 2010
As far as I know, anyone who desires some inner peace or are curious what
meditation can do, meditate.
I have many students here (Singapore) who are non-Buddhists and
non-relgious, some from outside Singapore too who learn Buddist meditation.
In fact, it is common to find many Catholic priests who do Buddhist
Feel free to learn breath meditation or lovingkindness metta.
With best wishes,
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 3:19 AM, Gad Horowitz <horowitz at chass.utoronto.ca>wrote:
> Please, sir, may I meditate in some manner taught by Buddhists without
> suffering about whether "I" "am" a "Buddhist" or not?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stefan Detrez" <stefan.detrez at gmail.com>
> To: "Buddhist discussion forum" <buddha-l at mailman.swcp.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2010 3:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [Buddha-l] Enlightenment as dogma
> > Thank you all for your answers.
> > Some of the people answering my question seem to suggest one has to be
> > openminded, let certain critical alertness go, open yourself up to, etc.
> > Is
> > this not exactly the same language which says one should drop critical
> > thinking and approach it with trust or put faith in it? How is that
> > different from 'Open your heart and let Jesus in'? Wat if I 'do an
> > ehipassiko' and just don't see it, would I be considered deluded of
> > blinded
> > by ignorance? How is this reIated to the idea that it takes faith to be a
> > Buddhist? I subscribe to the fact that Buddhist practice alters a person,
> > but I don't think that would be the merit of it being Buddhist, but more
> > as
> > a consequence of proper breathing and thought control. But I could be
> > wrong.
> > Stefan
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