Monday, October 17, 2011

T.D.D. --- Christianity and Buddhism

Tricycle Daily Dharma October 17, 2011

Christianity and Buddhism

Perhaps an important difference between Buddhism and Christianity is that, within the Christian tradition, there is usually a subject you are contemplating, whereas in Buddhism, especially with the formless practices, you are really opening the mind in and of itself; you are not contemplating a particular subject or figure. Ultimately, we are looking to simply open the mind and lay bare its depths. In Christianity you find that as well, so it’s not an absolute difference but a difference in emphasis.
– Reginald Ray, "The Power of Solitude"

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