Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Buddhism 101?

   by Reb Gutman Locks   


A question from the Philippines;

     "I am a Bnei Noah (non-Jew who keeps the Seven commandments of Noah). Can I delve into the philosophical teachings of Buddhism, but not doing their customs and worship? Does Judaism have the same perspective with Buddhism about suffering?   

Gutman's answer:

     If you take what you call the philosophical teachings, the spiritual teachings will also come along.

     Regarding suffering; they do not teach what the Torah teaches, not at all. For instance, they teach that all life is suffering, and we say that life is a gorgeous opportunity to inherit the World to Come. 

1 comment:

  1. The Ben Noach is obligated, along with Jews, to put his full faith and trust in Hashem ONLY! Everything else is considered idol worship.


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