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Buddha believed in purdah

May 7, 2012

Buddha believed in purdah; looking at the opposite sex; men looking at the women or women looking at the men.

In the Indian sub-continent; one is not supposed to look at the women except with restraint.

But Buddha genuinely believed it, in my opinion. I think I should quote from him for your and others perusal, as mentioned in Gospel of Buddha:

“The Gospel of Buddha

The Bikkhu’s Conduct toward Women

The bhikkhus came to the Blessed One and asked him: [1]
“O Tathagata, our Lord and Master, 
what conduct toward women dost thou prescribe 
to the samanas who have left the world?” [2]

And the Blessed One said: [3]

“Guard against looking on a woman. [4]

“If ye see a woman, let it be as though ye saw her not, 
and have no conversation with her. [5]

“If, after all, ye must speak with her, 
let it be with a pure heart, 
and think to yourself, 
‘I as a samana will live in this sinful world 
as the spotless leaf of the lotus, 
unsoiled by the mud in which it grows.’ [6]

“If the woman be old, regard her as your mother, 
if young, as your sister, 
if very young, as your child. [7]

“The samana who looks on a woman as a woman, 
or touches her as a woman, has broken his vow 
and is no longer a disciple of the Tathagata. [8]
“The power of lust is great with men, 
and is to be feared withal;
take then the bow of earnest perseverance, 
and the sharp arrow-points of wisdom. [9]

“Cover your heads with the helmet of right thought, 
and fight wih fixed resolve against the five desires. [10]

“Lust beclouds a man’s heart, 
when it is confused with woman’s beauty, 
and the mind is dazed. [11]

“Better far with red-hot irons bore out both your eyes, 
than encourage in yourself sensual thoughts, 
or look upon a woman’s form with lustful desires. [12]

“Better fall into the fierce tiger’s mouth, 
or under the sharp knife of the executioner, 
than dwell with a woman and excite in yourself lustful thoughts. [13]

“A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape,
whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. 
Even when represented as a picture, 
she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty, 
and thus to rob men of their steadfast heart. [14]

“How then ought ye to guard yourselves? [15]

“By regarding her tears and her smiles as enemies, 
her stooping form, her hanging arms, and her disentangled hair 
as toils designed to entrap man’s heart. [16]

“Therefore, I say, restrain the heart, 
give it no unbridled license.” [17] 

End Chapter 33″ 
http://reluctant-messenger.com/gospel_b … ter_33.htm

And Buddha was a wise-man of East.

Bible presents Jesus as a confused man

November 11, 2009

Eddie wrote:

“Bible presents Jesus as a confused man…” perhaps you could give an example of such confusion.

Paarsurrey wrote:

Hi friend Eddie,

Quran presents Jesus as a straightforward man; who would say things in an unequivocal terms except when he was talking in parables or allegoric words, which is a form of expressions of the languages all over the world; which is understandable from the clues in the text; it is weird to take such parables as of fact or in real terms.

Jesus was a man – a prefect man like so many others in all the nations and all the regions of the world; and as such he was loved one of the Creator- God Allah YHWH that is why he might have sometimes expressed himself it in terms of son of God, if he ever said like that. He was also in perfect image of the Creator, like so many others in all the nations and all the regions of the world, which the simple minded deserting, unfaithful and superstitious disciples mistook as if he was god.

Jesus also mentioned himself as son of Adam or Son of Man; which only meant that Jesus approved that Adam and Eve were innocent ; whatever mistake they had committed, they had repented it and asked forgiveness from the Creator –God Allah YHWH, and they were forgiven. Jesus so much appreciated it he took Adam as his father.

Jesus abhors all such claims of being son of god or god or part of any trinity. These are only wrong concepts of the cunning Paul and the sinful and deserting disciples whom Jesus never trusted, in my opinion.

The confusion is not in Jesus but in the writings of the sinful scribes and cunning Paul; they projected him like a confused person, never telling things in straightforward manner.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim


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