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Buddhist group goes after Buddha-Ultraman artist, as abbot calls on society to forgive and forget

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The thing I like about buddhism, if it's as prescribed, is that it's just about as close to atheism you can get without actually being one. Promoting thinking by yourself, not worshipping <deleted> made by other humans, etc. I think I would've liked to share a few beers with Buddha.

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6 hours ago, Perhaps2more said:

I am not defending Buddhism. I am explaining reasons to these silly expectation people have of Thai Buddhists.

It is strange to me that usually most of the non-Asian visitors to Thailand look down, talk down to the local people. They are beneath your high standard of living.

Suddenly, for some reasons, you expect them all to be of high moral value and good Buddhists. Are you talking about the same people? 

 

The Christian priests: by definition, people will assume and expect them to be practising Christian teachings.

I didn't even mention the ordinary Christian people who no matter how serious they are, will not be able to get everything right.

You may be the only one to know otherwise. 

 

Buddhism is 2562 years old, Thailand is about 800 years old, each life starts always from the beginning regardless of how long their society has been going on, so what fine tuning in, are you talking about? 

With your logic there is no need to send children to primary school, after many generations, they should all start at university level?

 

I should repeat myself here, The Buddha talks about 4 levels of ability to understand, like a lotus in the mud, under water, level with water, and above water. You are expecting everyone to have the same ability which is illogical. I am sure many Thai Buddhists didn't bother with painting but they surely know it is a bad idea to have painted them because besides religion there is also cultural belief that Thai people live by. 

 

Every new life starts his or her journey and begin the learning process. They are all learners with different level of ability. When they become enlightened, they reach Nirvana, that is the end of learning. 

 Clearly you are suffering from your attachment.

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I have a pair of flip flops with Buddha on them. He’s holding a drink and sitting under a palm tree.  

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On 9/11/2019 at 8:00 PM, snoop1130 said:

The group, led by Jaroon Wannakasinanon... also wanted the girl's teacher as well... wants the five people charged for allegedly violating the Penal Code’s Article 206 (anything done to an object or place of worship of any group of persons in a manner that is likely to insult them).

 

Deputy inspector Pol Captain Jiraporn Wantho accepted the complaint... 

Sounds like it might be a comeback attempt by the Spice Girls. 

"I wanna (ha) I wanna (ha) I wanna (ha) I wanna (ha)
I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah" 

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8 hours ago, DrTuner said:

I think I would've liked to share a few beers with Buddha.

He was a chill guy, and had some great ideas on liberation from bondage, but I don't think he ever got a handle on teleportation between planets like Ultraman did. 

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8 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

 Clearly you are suffering from your attachment.

Are you suffering when you reply to a comment?

Learn something from the answers is wiser than trying to wrongly defend yourself.

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7 hours ago, dcnx said:

I have a pair of flip flops with Buddha on them. He’s holding a drink and sitting under a palm tree.  

A lot of urinals in Egypt are made with drainholes in the shape of the cross of Christ. The Egyptians urinate on them. How trivial is that?

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2 hours ago, Perhaps2more said:

Are you suffering when you reply to a comment?

Learn something from the answers is wiser than trying to wrongly defend yourself.

You give such excellent advice, why don't you take it?

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17 hours ago, DrTuner said:

The thing I like about buddhism, if it's as prescribed, is that it's just about as close to atheism you can get without actually being one. Promoting thinking by yourself, not worshipping <deleted> made by other humans, etc. I think I would've liked to share a few beers with Buddha.

Someone, something that the average Thai has no idea about, the so-called Buddhism of Thailand is a long way removed from the original concepts. 

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On 9/13/2019 at 6:56 AM, canuckamuck said:

By pointing out the essence of Buddhism in your posts. ie, That attachment is suffering. You are proving the point everyone is making, Why are people offended by the painting? Because they fail in their personal peace. It is not Buddhism that is being criticized in these posts, but the misapplication of it. The offended people are upset because they are not practicing what they have been taught.

How many Thai's actually practice what they were supposedly taught? 

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1 hour ago, canuckamuck said:

You give such excellent advice, why don't you take it?

This is what I mean, Defending yourself wrongly without learning anything from the answers.

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57 minutes ago, Artisi said:

Someone, something that the average Thai has no idea about, the so-called Buddhism of Thailand is a long way removed from the original concepts. 

I assume you really know all about Buddhism and Buddhism in Thailand which follows the original Pali scripts, and not the translated versions as some other countries do. All the prayers are still recited in Pali language every time before giving Thai translation, to remain as close as possible the the original.

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7 minutes ago, Perhaps2more said:

This is what I mean, Defending yourself wrongly without learning anything from the answers.

You just don't like my pearls that's all. I'll leave you the last words.

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1 minute ago, canuckamuck said:

You just don't like my pearls that's all. I'll leave you the last words.

What is to learn from misconception? Wishy-washy is just a waste of space and time.

You are a product of several generations, according to your logic, shouldn't you be at advance stage of knowledge by now?

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