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Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Ambarsaria, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Ambarsaria

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    I post one below about Sikhism. I would love to see other such posted for other religions and faiths as noted by outsiders. Outsiders being one's from outside looking in or being of a different faith than what they are commenting upon!

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    Ambarsaria ji,

    I would rather strip people of all their religious influence and lead them to consider the fundamentals of experience. This is where the common lies. It is where we are all the same. Interfaith dialogue only leads to more confusion, although there will be knowledge accompanied by happiness or even bliss, which comes with ignorance, attachment and wrong understanding from time to time.
     
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    Confused ji thanks for your post. One comment below,
    Why should I or others give dis-proportionate weight to your comments and not of the people in the one I quoted? I do not believe they are making any statements under any duress and perhaps are making these as naturally as you and me. Don't they have such right to speak and us to listen or read or try to think about what they say? My purpose is not to gloat about Sikhism. It is simply to see others, who may be less tainted than me, perhaps more objective than me about Sikhism, to read or hear their opinions just as I do the same for your excellent posts.

    I believe it is a pretty fundamental and natural way the humans communicate.

    Any thoughts!
     
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    This is the real beauty of the messages of Gurbanee as this Banee is of GuROO
    (CREATOR) and is Apex of all Banees.

    Prakash.s.Bagga
     
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    Great idea for a thread brother Ambarsaria!
     
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    I note the following I came across the Internet in terms of comments on Islam from what I can tell non-Muslims. I stand corrected as I have not verified the authenticity of the quotations but simply copied and pasted here in the sense of the thread topic.
     
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    Ambarsaria ji,


    Yes, so long as you do not recognize the difference between what is real / truth and what is not, you will read my comments as just another set of ideas amongst many.

    I wonder why you bring this question about duress up. Everything anyone says is of course natural, no matter what the circumstance. The question is who is making a statement in line with the Truth and who is not.

    They have the right to speak, I have the right to speak, you have the right to speak and this is a discussion list. But is this the issue here? Have I missed something?

    I did not think at the time, that you were. Besides is it not so that the number of outside people who praise any particular religion is so few as compared to those who criticize it? And why should the opinion of such people as those you site matter? Perhaps it would be more significant had the founder of one religion expressed praise for another religion. But then, here too there will be questions….

    This is where the problem is.
    I don’t see anything useful coming from this idea. Will you not end up agreeing with any praise and disagreeing with the criticisms? Have you not made up your mind what the correct understanding is? Besides, I see this as similar to the idea of interfaith dialogue, which I consider to be nothing more than an attempt to solve the problem of ignorance and hatred by encouraging instead, ignorance and attachment. And attachment in my view is a greater problem than hatred.

    What I therefore was suggesting, was for all, be he a Christian, Sikh, Muslim or Buddhist, to question the preconceived ideas related to one's own as well as that of other religions, and thereby come to realize that in the end, there are just the basic experiences through the five senses and the mind to be known. And this is common to all and is where we are all the same.

    If you don't agree with this, please tell me why?

    What is being communicated is the question.
     
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    The meanings of all religion teachings tend to be different in Peace times and
    War times.
    There is always conflict between these two .
    Sometimes it becomes difficult to justify War times Concept in the periods
    of peace.

    Prakash.S.Bagga
     
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    Confused ji thanks as always for responding. Your comments have clarified the dialog and unless I have comment I have skipped part of your response as being one for mutual information and understanding.
    The reason I believe such things matter is that a Christian would as a normal human being would pay greater heed to what another Christian says. A Muslim of a Muslim, a Buddhist of a Buddhist, and so on. So my intent and motive simply is to open however small a door and using this is a catalyst if it happens to work among different faiths.

    I agree with you about the "founders" saying this about the other faiths but that is water under the bridge. One can solicit after the fact quotes but they were perhaps under no urgency, their choice, to do so at their own times. In SGGS there is partial reference to Islam, Hinduism and may be a bit Buddhism. It has been referenced in other threads.

    Brother this thread is not about me. My only purpose was to encourage interfaith communication. Through the quotes and some research I am learning of others of course. I do not necessarily call my learning of other faiths as latching on to "ignorance and attachment". Then again I may be wrong.
    Confused ji I don't have disagreement with your thoughts above. I however do believe that little things can be a catalyst (little affecting much without being impacted) for further study, information, knowledge and understanding. Would this work for all or does it even work with any! Hard for me to say though harder for me to ignore as the effort is limited while benefit could be huge to someone, even if it is of benefit to one to so learn further.

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    Where is this thread going? I mean, seriously!
    The thread started with a beautiful post & decayed into a boxing ring...
     
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    UNAUTHENTICATED QUOTES ABOUT BUDDHISM
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    (Mahatma Gandhi)
    (Albert Einstein)
    (John Walters, "Mind Unshaken")
    ( Prof. Eliot, "Buddhism and Hinduism")


    The following not specific to Buddhism from what I can tell.
    Regards.
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