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Very Nice Video on the development of Indian and Buddhist philosophy and theology

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by sayak83, Dec 7, 2022.

  1. sayak83

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    This is a long talk. But hopefully you will find this very informative on the development of 2500 years of Indian and Buddhist philosophy and theology.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks. I've seen about fifteen minutes and expect to watch more in several small chunks later.

    It was interesting the way he points out the power of dialectic, or contradiction, in the flowering of Indian philosophy over two long periods, first, in the millennium beginning about 200-300 BC, when Buddhists and Hindus were ironing out their differences regarding the place of soul and god (a separate Atma?), and again later when two divisions of Hinduism (Vedanta?) were doing something similar.

    The charioteer metaphor was interesting and familiar, reminiscent of ancient Greek musings on the bipartite and tripartite mind, and the difference between the Buddhist and Hindu renditions of this (no passenger)
     
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    It is amazing what the human mind can think up in philosophy and theology and the variations that can grow out of those philosophies.
    And I suppose in Hinduism there seems to be a justification for believing it since after all it has been proposed and accepted that we are God.
    But imo philosophy is no more than thoughts made up, but the mind of God revealed to humans is the truth.
     
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    IMO all the words that are thought to be from God are also created by the mind of man only.
     
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    So where is God found, inside? If so, isn't that idea just philosophy from humans that other humans believe.
     
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    As Vedanta said, nothing exists that is other than Brahman (God/Absolute Reality). I personally find the idea of God being out there somewhere speaking to us as absurd. I understand you and many theists believe that. But it looks like unjustified belief to me. But if it works for you, then I have no issues with that.
     
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    I have no issues with God speaking to us from inside us. I have issues with us being God however and with us making things up about God and theology and others believing those things as if they are from God.
    Certainly not all the varieties of Hinduism are from God.
     
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    Do you wish to debate something? Then it has to be taken to another forum. Just stating and restating that you do not believe in the ideas of Hinduism and I do not believe in the ideas of the Bible as coming from a divine source is kind of pointless, is it not?
     
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