"As far as Buddhism is concerned (and possibly Jainism, Hinduism?), humans are not placed above/below any other beings (animals or beings in other realms, heavenly and hell - yes, they are discussed in the suttas also). The point is that humans are…"
"Indeed, as Lawrence Krauss likes to remind us, we are but stardust. If the stars did not explode they would not provide us with the higher elements required to "make" us.
Or as the wacky Monty Python crew reminded us in the Meaning of…"
"I went from christianity to Buddhism and on then did I realise that as a Buddhist, I'm atheist. The Buddha does not advocate the worship or prayer to any other beings. He only says to rely on your own striving to awaken. Don't think of…"
"Don't worry. You'll still be able to use XP for many more years to come. Just don't use Internet Explorer, download an alternative browser like Google Chrome or Firefox. Make sure you use a firewall and virus checker both of which you…"
"I think it's because of the unbelievability of the stories. They are so unrealistic as to fall into the category of fiction. The fact that they actually happened is the real curiosity here.
At this point I have to declare a love of gospel…"
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