Christianity and Buddhism have more in common than differences: (moderation and restr
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Christianity and Buddhism have more in common than differences: (moderation and restraint).

Christianity story of the 'tree of knowledge of good and evil' https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_...d_and_evil is about not going overboard. E.g. God said can eat from every tree (including tree of life) but cannot know more than one ought to (by God's design of Eden) : then all creation will live in perpetual 'bliss', until time comes when man yielded to temptation and ate from the tree of knowledge (e.g. get knowledge from the tree rather than from God himself).

This symbolises a certain preliminary balance that God wanted to maintain INSIDE the Garden of Eden (man could eat from almost all trees (except one)). Some Jewish Rabbi have postulated that maybe in future, man could eat from the Tree of Knowledge, but they were not mature enough to eat the fruit when they disobeyed God's word and ate from it- thus suffering the consequence of death.


Bhuddism teaches the middle way although there is no concept of God per se in Buddhism, but u can see the same precept as the tree of knowledge being probably too intense knowledge that Adam and Eve were not able to assimilate, to their own detriment/ death. "Avoiding both these extremes, the Tathagata (the Perfect One) has realized the Middle Path; it gives vision, gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment and to Nibbana." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_W...usehold%20

Thus, there are strong similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Bhuddism and Singaporeans ought to celebrate these similarities and practice equanimity, rather than go on a blind rampage and be unconsciously hostile towards other religious groups.
~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV)
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10-10-2019 3:48 AM
Bic_cherry said:
Christianity and Buddhism have more in common than differences: (moderation and restraint).

Christianity story of the 'tree of knowledge of good and evil' https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_...d_and_evil is about not going overboard. E.g. God said can eat from every tree (including tree of life) but cannot know more than one ought to (by God's design of Eden) : then all creation will live in perpetual 'bliss', until time comes when man yielded to temptation and ate from the tree of knowledge (e.g. get knowledge from the tree rather than from God himself).

This symbolises a certain preliminary balance that God wanted to maintain INSIDE the Garden of Eden (man could eat from almost all trees (except one)). Some Jewish Rabbi have postulated that maybe in future, man could eat from the Tree of Knowledge, but they were not mature enough to eat the fruit when they disobeyed God's word and ate from it- thus suffering the consequence of death.


Bhuddism teaches the middle way although there is no concept of God per se in Buddhism, but u can see the same precept as the tree of knowledge being probably too intense knowledge that Adam and Eve were not able to assimilate, to their own detriment/ death. "Avoiding both these extremes, the Tathagata (the Perfect One) has realized the Middle Path; it gives vision, gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment and to Nibbana." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_W...usehold%20

Thus, there are strong similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Bhuddism and Singaporeans ought to celebrate these similarities and practice equanimity, rather than go on a blind rampage and be unconsciously hostile towards other religious groups.

Your last paragraph are trying to suggest that there are conflict amongst these religion??? can u share what are those hostility??? what causes u to start this thread?
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All religions are teaching human being to be good and refrain from evil thoughts, learn to control one's mind from craving of greed etc.
The main problem with religions is the person in charge.
庙有神庙和鬼庙, 别进错庙都不知道? 127fs4573872
这世上是有神棍的。
笨拙的人讲道理,聪明的人说故事。
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10-10-2019 3:48 AM
Bic_cherry said:
Christianity and Buddhism have more in common than differences: (moderation and restraint).

Christianity story of the 'tree of knowledge of good and evil' https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_...d_and_evil is about not going overboard. E.g. God said can eat from every tree (including tree of life) but cannot know more than one ought to (by God's design of Eden) : then all creation will live in perpetual 'bliss', until time comes when man yielded to temptation and ate from the tree of knowledge (e.g. get knowledge from the tree rather than from God himself).

This symbolises a certain preliminary balance that God wanted to maintain INSIDE the Garden of Eden (man could eat from almost all trees (except one)). Some Jewish Rabbi have postulated that maybe in future, man could eat from the Tree of Knowledge, but they were not mature enough to eat the fruit when they disobeyed God's word and ate from it- thus suffering the consequence of death.


Bhuddism teaches the middle way although there is no concept of God per se in Buddhism, but u can see the same precept as the tree of knowledge being probably too intense knowledge that Adam and Eve were not able to assimilate, to their own detriment/ death. "Avoiding both these extremes, the Tathagata (the Perfect One) has realized the Middle Path; it gives vision, gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment and to Nibbana." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_W...usehold%20

Thus, there are strong similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Bhuddism and Singaporeans ought to celebrate these similarities and practice equanimity, rather than go on a blind rampage and be unconsciously hostile towards other religious groups.

walaneh! Big Grin
Bro, if they had eaten the fruit from the tree of life, they could have lived forever lah! thumbs upWinking
They made the wrong choice and died lor! 245
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10-10-2019 6:56 AM
Tan Yew Kimm said:
Your last paragraph are trying to suggest that there are conflict amongst these religion??? can u share what are those hostility??? what causes u to start this thread?




Myanmar Rohynga crisis, hostility, no?

Bhuddist country attack their mus.lim citizens, no?
~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV)
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B.C.
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10-10-2019 8:28 AM
walaneh said:
walaneh! Big Grin
Bro, if they had eaten the fruit from the tree of life, they could have lived forever lah! thumbs upWinking
They made the wrong choice and died lor! 245

Fruit from the tree of life is probably like life extension by another week or so. Like your beating heart. U have to have it working to be alive. The moment u are separated from it, then u are alive no more (or after a certain duration) .
~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV)
Regards
B.C.
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10-10-2019 7:05 AM
QE3 said:
All religions are teaching human being to be good and refrain from evil thoughts, learn to control one's mind from craving of greed etc.
The main problem with religions is the person in charge.
庙有神庙和鬼庙, 别进错庙都不知道? 127fs4573872
这世上是有神棍的。

I saw myself n experienced myself about 1 colleague.
every Sunday go listen to talks.
but at workplace, his act n behaviour n attitude sucks big time.
go study every weekend n yet treat people bad n sarcastic remarks from his mouth.
might as well don't go for such teaching.
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10-10-2019 11:06 AM
hfourhappy said:
I saw myself n experienced myself about 1 colleague.
every Sunday go listen to talks.
but at workplace, his act n behaviour n attitude sucks big time.
go study every weekend n yet treat people bad n sarcastic remarks from his mouth.
might as well don't go for such teaching.

Some churches specialise in:
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They know very little theology or cherry pick to suit their love for $$$.

They are also the most cheapo because religious buildings don't need to pay property tax in Singapore and because charity gahmen classification, don't have to pay corporate income tax or GST also.

It's like private entertainment without paying any taxes to gahmen I suppose. ?
~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV)
Regards
B.C.
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10-10-2019 11:06 AM
hfourhappy said:
I saw myself n experienced myself about 1 colleague.
every Sunday go listen to talks.
but at workplace, his act n behaviour n attitude sucks big time.
go study every weekend n yet treat people bad n sarcastic remarks from his mouth.
might as well don't go for such teaching.

I also seen with my old eyes those so called religious ppl, are very devoted followers also commit crimes. dunsee
笨拙的人讲道理,聪明的人说故事。
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