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K. Ahmed: Compare the message of the Buddha with the Prophet's.

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Submitted by Plato (India), Apr 15, 2008 at 12:57

Ahmed, you wrote:

>>...I recall the Bhuddist monks lighting themselves up like torches for the things they believed in. I know of women and children blowing themselves up to inflict caualities among the US troops. We didn't describe it as their being religious fantatics, we described them as communist fanatics, (not the monks). But it is not religion, not ideology that drives these people, whether arab or vietnamese. ...<<

Ahmed, do you recall the Buddhist monks chanting from their scriptures or quoting the Buddha when they lit themselves up? Did the women and children leave messages or recordings of chants from the their scriptures which told them they would attain nirvana for blowing up your US army comrades?

And did you see the Buddhists in the rest of the world celebrating the violence in Vietnam?

Get a clue from what the Dalai Lama is telling his mildly violent Buddhist followers in Tibet?

Read the message of the Buddha and compare and contrast with the message of the Prophet.




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