Posts Tagged ‘paul carus’

Buddhism in America

January 28, 2018

Just to introduce a good article on the subject:

“At the same time, early scholars of world religions such as Paul Carusmade Buddhist teachings readily accessible to Americans. He published The Gospel of Buddha, a best-selling collection of Buddhist parables, a year after attending the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893. This was the first time in modern history that representatives from the world’s major religions came together to learn about one another’s spiritual traditions.”

Please read more accessing the following link:

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Naturalizing Buddhism: boon or bane?

January 30, 2014

I wrote following comments on the topic “Four strategies for naturalizing religion” ,

the meaningness blog of david chapman .

http://meaningness.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/strategies-for-naturalizing-religion/

My comments could be viewed at the following link:

http://meaningness.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/strategies-for-naturalizing-religion/#comment-4187

paarsurrey says:
January 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm
@ David Chapman: Comments of January 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

“You also seem to think that what I’m doing here is in some way new or unusual.”Unquote

It might have been started, I think, with good intentions by Paul Carus and D.T. Suzuki and others as I understand from the article:

But later D.T. Suzuki revisited his intention when he saw that it was not good for the world. This is if I have understood it correctly.

It would have been good if the scripture have been left as it had reached and it would have not been manipulated; no additions, subtractions and deductions have been made.

One could always write one’s viewpoint with one’s comments separately.

This has been done by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) – The End Times Reformer of all religions (The Promised Messiah, Imam Mahdi, End times Buddha etc).

This is my opinion; others could have different view point; I understand

Please don’t mind

Thanks and regards

Buddha, Krishna and Moses trod the same path

May 15, 2013

I have written the following post on my favourite discussion forum; the topic is“Peaceful Buddha for waging defensive war if attacked by enemy” < http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/general-religious-debates/147887-peaceful-buddha-waging-defensive-war-if-2.html>; one could view the same and comment there or in this blog paarsurrey, my pleasure.

Paarsurrey says: 

Post  #1 Buddha says:

“And the Blessed One said: “The Tathagata is like unto a powerful king who rules his kingdom with righteousness, but being attacked by envious enemies goes out to wage war against his foes. When the king sees his soldiers fight he is delighted with their gallantry and will bestow upon them donations of all kinds. Ye are the soldiers of the Tathagata, while Mara, the Evil One, is the enemy who must be conquered. And the Tathagata will give to his soldiers the city of Nirvana, the great capital of the good law. And when the enemy is overcome, the Dharma-raja, the great king of truth, will bestow upon all his disciples the most precious crown which jewel brings perfect enlightenment, supreme wisdom, and undisturbed peace.” 26
Unqote

The Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus Chapter: XLVII. THE PREACHER’S MISSION.

http://www.arthursbookshelf.com/Budd…ul%20Carus.pdf

 

Post  #8   You can read it on-line, please:

http://www.arthursbookshelf.com/Budd…ul%20Carus.pdf

No harm to have a hard copy though.

Post  #9  This is exactly what Krishna did with his adversaries.

This tells all revealed religions in origin are from one source of the one true God.

Post  #12  If the example or the metaphor did not fit in case of Buddha; he would have not spoken about it.

I don’t agree with you.

Post  #19  As Buddha explained, please refer to the OP; Moses did the same.

So Buddha, Krishna and Moses trod the same path, the only rational and middle path.

All three are comparable, in my opinion.

 

 

Peaceful Buddha for waging defensive war if attacked by enemy

May 11, 2013

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I have today started a thread @ http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/general-religious-debates/147887-peaceful-buddha-waging-defensive-war-if.html#post3323278 titled above

Buddha says: 

“And the Blessed One said: “The Tathagata is like unto a powerful king who rules his kingdom with righteousness, but being attacked by envious enemies goes out to wage war against his foes. When the king sees his soldiers fight he is delighted with their gallantry and will bestow upon them donations of all kinds. Ye are the soldiers of the Tathagata, while Mara, the Evil One, is the enemy who must be conquered. And the Tathagata will give to his soldiers the city of Nirvana, the great capital of the good law. And when the enemy is overcome, the Dharma-raja, the great king of truth, will bestow upon all his disciples the most precious crown which jewel brings perfect enlightenment, supreme wisdom, and undisturbed peace.” 26

Unquote

The Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus Chapter: XLVII. THE PREACHER’S MISSION.

http://www.arthursbookshelf.com/Buddhism/The%20Gospel%20of%20Buddha%20-%20Paul%20Carus.pdf

One could freely comment there on the discussion forum or here in my blog, my pleasure.

Buddha: Truth- mind when it walks in the path of righteousness

April 16, 2013

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One should always strive to set one’s mind on the right path- the path that leads to the Truth. And truth is a name of the one true God.

Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus

Buddha says:

Quote
“Is not man an organism of many aggregates? Are we not
composed of various attributes? Man consists of the material
form, of sensation, of thought, of dispositions, and, lastly, of
understanding. That which men call the ego when they say ‘I
am’ is not an entity behind the attributes; it originates by their
co-operation. There is mind; there is sensation and thought,
and there is truth; and truth is mind when it walks in the path of
righteousness
. But there is no separate ego-soul outside or
behind the thought of man. He who believes that the ego is a
distinct being has no correct conception of things. The very
search for the atman is wrong; it is a wrong start and it will lead
you in a false direction. 6″ Unquote

Page: 30 Chapter: IX. “THE BODHISATTA’S SEARCH”. Gospel of Buddha

Quran says:

[1:6] Guide us in the right path —
[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=1