Overwhelmed by Hindu thought
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Interesting that you were at Wat Metta. Of all the Western Buddhist teachers I came across I also had a great respect for Thanissaro Bhikkhu. He is quite rigorous as a scholar from what I can tell and you are right, he really tries to adhere to the teachings as the Buddha taught them as much as one possibly can. You are also right about many of these people falling into Buddhism due to the void within the Church. What is interesting is that whether it is with men like the late Ajahn Chah or Thanisarro Bhikkhu what draws people to them is that they are deadly serious about what they believe. People can see through fakery right away which is why so many have left the Church in the wake of Vatican II. I too had a pretty intense involvment with it but was drawn away. I could never really not believe in God and I realized that God could not be part of the equation in Buddhism, especially Buddhism as it was presented by many in the West. I guess it took a lot of grace to get from there to here but I guess the Lord works in mysterious ways. Interesting that I find a fellow "Thai Forest Tradition" guy in a traditionalist Catholic forum. My prayers are with you and I would ask that you pray for me as well.
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Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by spes - 01-18-2012, 11:40 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by SCG - 01-19-2012, 12:10 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by spes - 01-19-2012, 12:15 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by drummerboy - 01-19-2012, 12:32 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Walty - 01-19-2012, 12:36 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by spes - 01-19-2012, 08:22 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by kingtheoden - 01-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by drummerboy - 01-19-2012, 10:57 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Richard C - 01-20-2012, 02:30 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-20-2012, 05:32 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by formerbuddhist - 01-20-2012, 08:34 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-20-2012, 09:04 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Marc - 01-22-2012, 12:55 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Marc - 01-22-2012, 01:51 AM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by denise - 01-23-2012, 10:08 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by kingtheoden - 01-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Re: Overwhelmed by Hindu thought - by Scriptorium - 01-25-2012, 09:41 PM



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