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Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by rbrent, Feb 28, 2004.
Make me one with everything.
I don't get it. How much do you know about Buddhism, the Fourfold Path, tathagata, bodhisattva, law of dependent origination, vajra, etc.?
Unity with the cosmos, "one with everything," I believe may be more a Hindu concept, especially the "merging with Brahma" sect.
Buddha taught the extinguishing of craving, the total escape from the cycle of birth and "rebirth." Not any blending in with all things.
Buddha would say "let me pass beyond everything."
Yes, but it's not appropriate for a Hindu (usually a vegetarian) to want to eat a hot dog.
We HAVE a Humour Forum for REALLY BAD JOKES!
OOOHhhh...hot dogs!! Yummy!
My desire has been to
become as one with the Universe
by having it for supper
methinks yer eyes r bigger than your stomach Ed Ed.......................Wards
This is a case where ignorance truly is bliss because I didn't know the ins and outs of Buddism/Hinduism and as a result I enjoyed a corny joke.
This wasn't a corn dog it was a hot dog.
okay...but I would not want to make fun of devotees of another religion.
Jesus never did this.
Buddhists are hard to convert to Christianity, according to a missionary I heard once, because their faith is extreme compassion and gentleness to all creatures and extreme morality...
...and lots of Christians in Asian countries act greedy, materialistic, offensive, rude, superior, aggressive, hot tempered, etc.
This ought not be.
Maybe not, but Elijah the prophet did.
Although the joke here may not be a knee-slapper, it seems harmless enough, especially given how we Christians make light-hearted remarks about other denominations within our own faith.
False religion practiced in Israel, along with witchcraft, and some other things, was punishable by death, I know.
Yet Magi, who may have been Zorasterian or some strange Persian mystics, honored baby Jesus at nativity.
Jesus taught, did not mock, the Samaritans. James and John asked Jesus to bring down fire and brimstone on a Christ-rejecting town, and Jesus said, "Ye know not what spirit you are of. I came to save lives, not to destroy them."
Now in the age of grace, all, Jew and Gentile, may become one in the Body of Christ. All races, religions, creeds, colors, are leveled to unity in Christ, who now represents the One Universal Religion or Faith, the One Way to the Father, now open to all human entities.
So, no, making fun of other religions is to be avoided, like making fun of other races or cultures. We Americans, and Christians, I'm afraid we've been far too flippant and rude.
We speak the truth in love, correcting those who are in error, but not through hostility, mockery, or "holier than thou" attitudes.
This joke is actually NOT making fun of Buddhists, it is just a bit inaccurate as to what Nirvana actually means: passing beyond this realm of suffering birth death misery confusion, like a blown out candle flame that goes "nowhere" yet is also no longer "here" or there."
Respect wins more to Christ than hostility.
Extreme morality? Read Amy Charmichael and see what "extreme morality" there is.
There are hypocritical, non-practicing Buddhists, and the same goes for any religion.