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Buddhist Blasphemy?

March 21st, 2015, 2:25 pm

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Apostatus
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Well...

In Myanmar you can go to jail for insulting Buddhism: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/myanmar-court-jails-insulting-buddhism-1503170633465 08.html

Considering that Buddha, according to Buddhist myth defeated an army of attacking demons by simply going on meditating, I cannot imagine a religious figure more likely to just ignore any insult and thereby surviving any assault with style. Seems like courts in Myanmar don't trust Buddha's awesome serenity powers...

And no, this doesn't mean that I like everything Buddhism teaches...

Source of Buddha: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gandhara_Buddha_%28tnm%29.jpeg

Posted at March 21st, 2015, 2:29 pm

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corruption
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2 shapes of Budda and a sad irony

In the area around India (which is mainly Hindu), Buddha is depicted as a thin, fit man who is emotionally reserved. Often as a young man at that. In Asia (where most of his followers come from), expressly around Japan, he is depicted as a jolly fat man.
Guess which is the more fitting?

Then consider the fact he was around his mid thrities before he achieved enlightenment

In a sad bit of irony, the oldest known statues of Buddha were in Afghanistan, and soon before the Taliban was attacked and collapsed, a film crew asked for and got permission to film the statues and record them. The crew tried to immortalise the statues. This however, probably reminded the Taliban about them and before they retreated from the are shelled the place to rubble.

Posted at March 22nd, 2015, 4:14 am

Alvarin
Posted by Alvarin
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How CAN there be blasphemy towards Buddhism? They do not have deities, as far as I know...

Posted at March 22nd, 2015, 12:47 pm

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