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  • Neil Rasmussen
    Thanks Ray - I agree - Jodo Shinshu is not only very tasty, it is also almost completely non-fattening! A miracle! Pure rich ice cream that is healthy for
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 18, 2001
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      Thanks Ray -
      I agree - Jodo Shinshu is not only very tasty, it is
      also almost completely non-fattening! A miracle! Pure
      rich ice cream that is healthy for you!!!
      Gassho
      Neil




      --- Ray Shepard <gaian41@...> wrote:
      > Good Evening, Neil:
      >
      > At least it is here in rainy Rhode Island.
      >
      > I couldn't agree with you more on your comments
      > regarding the necessity of a
      > variety of -- well, shall we say options? -- in
      > finding the "golden land"
      > (or whatever one feels comfortable to call it). I
      > have sampled many flavors
      > (to follow your analogy) and some I majored in for a
      > time. Others I
      > rejected in aversion almost immediatly. Jodo-Shin
      > is, in my experience, one
      > of the premier flavors, a real headliner!!! BUT
      > it's my opinion.
      >
      > Well, anyhoooo, that's my 2cents worth ;)
      >
      > Namaste;
      > Ray
      >
      >
      > ----Original Message Follows----
      > From: Neil Rasmussen <neilrasmussen@...>
      > Reply-To: shinlist@yahoogroups.com
      > To: shinlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [shinlist] Bahai
      > Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 11:46:17 -0700 (PDT)
      >
      > Hi
      > Knowing that discussions on interfaith connections
      > are
      > dangerous on this list, {this is said with a smile}
      > I
      > would venture to say that all Dharmas are empty of
      > characteristics and that all Dharmas are
      > interconnected and interdependent. Maybe we could
      > look
      > at simmilarities between faiths as a wonderful,
      > beautiful and enriching thing. Maybe we could get
      > over
      > our need to be right and true to the exclusion of
      > others.
      > When I go to an ice cream store, there are many
      > flavors. I won't eat them all at once, but I might
      > have a single scoop of green tea or chocolate, or I
      > might have a wonderful sundae of several flavors.
      > All
      > flavors are good. I might not like them all, but
      > somebody likes the very flavor I detest.
      > Gassho
      > Neil
      > (Shaku Mutai)
      >
      > > >A Bahai friend wrote this to me. How would you
      > > reply?
      > > >He is very skeptical so if you are amking any
      > claim
      > > I would
      > > >appreciate if you can quote from the sutras.
      > > >
      > > >Thank you,
      > > >Wynn
      > > >
      > > > > Tell us, minus hyperbole and allegory, that
      > > there will be a Holy Land in
      > > >> the West, that you can be 'reborn into; if
      > you
      > > chant the Name of
      > > >> Amitabha, the Light of the Infinete, Who is a
      > > Buddha Who wears red crown
      > > >> and robe,which Baha'u'llah did, and with
      > another
      > > Buddha called
      > > >> Avalokitesvara, who wears green Robe and
      > Truban,
      > > which the Bab did,and a
      > > >> Boddhisattva, Princ of the Dharma,
      > significantly
      > > not a Budha, named Most
      > > >> Mighty Branch, who wears a white turban and a
      > > grey or light robe, which
      > > >> 'Abdu'l-Baha, the Most Mighty Branch did,and
      > > there is a mountain
      > > >> overlooking the sea, with gardens everywhere
      > and
      > > a golden domed buiding
      > > >> on it,and this is how to recognize the Holy
      > Land
      > > in the West.
      > > >>
      > > > > And you say that this has no connection with
      > > the Baha'i Faith? And
      > > > > expect exacly how many people to believe
      > this?
      >
      >
      >
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