Re: [Buddhism_101] Re: new member
- Nellie, welcome. I hope my 2 cents will help:
Buddhism, especially from a western viewpoint, can be
taken as a philosophy or a religion. You do not have
to accept all of the tennants of the religion, if you
don't feel they work for you. It is a great way to
aline your life, though. Many people combine their
personal religions with Buddhist ideas, and have done
so, over the ages.
Buddhism, also, is not anti God, It is neither
theistic nor atheistic nor agnostic (You can be any of
these, though.). It is called non-theistic. The
teachings of the Buddha give very few words to the
existance (or non-existance) of a supreme entity at
all. In fact, (according to the scriptures) the Buddha
only once or twice even gave answers to questions on
the subject and they were vague. Most statements on
the existance of a God are from others and, as with
all Buddhist pronouncements (according to the Buddha's
own teachings), they can be taken or not.
Now, there are entities who are called gods. They are
not what the person of Jewish, or Christian, faith
would call a god, though. I have trouble with the
Perhaps, explain (for now) to your daughter that
Buddhism is a way to practice your life that is intent
on helping others. Allow her to experience her
Judaism, also. There is time, enough, later for her to
make up her own mind as she gets older.
--- nellie schwartz <nevrenson@...> wrote:
> Nancy, thanks for the advice, the problem is really__________________________________________________
> my husband .He wants her to know more about Judaism
> ,(god is everything) I want her to know more about
> Buddhism , I guess I now know how people who are
> from different religions come to a marriage feel,
> it's hard.Nellie
> nancy lemke <richardlemke@...> wrote: ---
> hi and welcome aboard....as to your question. i
> would interject
> different things at different times as she grows up.
> it's confussing
> at your daughter's age. we have raised our grandson
> and when he was
> younger we went to our church and as i was moving
> over more and more
> into buddhism i xposed him to things i was studying
> and reading. he now
> knows about both and HE will make up his mind as to
> which road he'll
> travel and he may not make that decision for a long
> time. up to him.
> you know when we're born we're born into our
> family's religion and so
> we become brainwashed in a way as to that belief. i
> wish more parents
> and families would expose their children to all
> beliefs slowly as they
> grow up and the the choice is theirs to make for
> their life. namaste,
> In Buddhism_101@yahoogroups.com, "nevrenson"
> <nevrenson@...> wrote:
> > Good Day to all , I am a new member , have a
> question . I am a 35
> > old female with a wonderful husband and a lovely 8
> year old girl. We
> > were all born as Jews husband not religious but
> strongly believes in
> > his god and the Jewish faith, myself not so
> religious found out about
> > Buddhism and really fell in love with this
> wonderful feeling of being
> > a Buddhist, (just starting to read and learn) my
> question is how do I
> > teach my daughter about god (Jewish ) and Buddhism
> she is somewhat
> > confused.Thanks in advance Nellie from Brooklyn NY
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- Hi Glyn. Any info would depend on where you live and the style of Buddhism you prefer to practice. There are Buddhist centers, that offer retreats, all over this country (US) and most others. Welcome, to the group.
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Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:15:35 +0000
Subject: [Buddhism_101] new member
HiI thought I would introduce myself.My name is Glyn and I have been practising Buddhism for approximately five years. I would be interested if anyone has information about retreats or programmes where I can widen my knowledge and practice of Buddhism.Look forward to hearing from anyoneGlyn