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Jesus, Siddhartha, and Love.

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Fool

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    Were the spiritual leaders in love with Love?

    Are most?

    Happy Valentine's day.
     
  2. Howard Is

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    Not so much the Valentines Day kind of love.

    Actually Siddhartha (later to be Buddha) didn’t proclaim the virtue of love at all.

    Ghandi was totally confused by it...
    The truth about Gandhi's sex life

    It seems that love and religion don’t make good bedfellows.
     
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  4. Unveiled Artist

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    I only know two.

    Jesus: life, human sacrifice, resurrection
    The Buddha: Wisdom and practice

    A lot of people get love out of both. They express it different ways for good or for bad. The thing is, can one still find love in the people who find it hard to express it healthy?
     
  5. MonkeyFire

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    In love is different than love for all.
     
  6. Howard Is

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    Almost forgot....Krishna and the gopis :)

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  7. Howard Is

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    And yab yum...
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    Shameful for me to forget that !
    Forgive me Rinpoche :D
     
  8. Howard Is

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    Although...people who are ‘in love’ tend to feel more love for all.

    Whereas a lot of people proclaiming ‘love for all’ are very cranky.
     
  9. Valjean

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    Rarely. Most seem in love with order, propriety, or the status quo.
     
  10. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Love is emptiness.
     
  11. MonkeyFire

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    Jesus has love for all.
     
  12. Howard Is

    Howard Is Lucky Mud

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    We are talking about real people, not myths, symbols and legends.

    If by Jesus you mean the experienced qualities of mercy, compassion and forgiveness, then sure.
     
  13. Valjean

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  14. firedragon

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    This love matter is more rhetorical than factual.

    Buddhas love is Maithri, Karuna, Muditha, Upeksha. Its not this love like a couple of people.

    E.g. Maithri means empathy with caring.

    What we are trying to do is impose our ideas upon the Buddha. Instead, we should be understanding what teaching is.
     
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