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World view: Buddhism

Posted by Chris

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Belief system

  • 4th largest religion in the world.
  • Originates from India (Asia).
  • How to deal with suffering.
  • State religion in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, Siberia, Bhutan, Thailand, Sri Lamka.
  • After years of decline, resurgence recently.

4 noble truths of Buddhism:

  1. Life is suffering. Everything is changing.
  2. Origin of suffering is desire. everything is formed by conditions.
  3. True freedom by extinguishing desire.
  4. Desire can be extinguished by following noble eight fold to enlightenment.
Buddhism Christianity
Demigods - no personal relationship  Know God personally
Following the teaching  Follow Jesus
Reincarnation - don't eat meat  Rebirth
Meditation  Prayer
Karma-Do  Grace

Communicate

  • 2 Timothy 4:2
  • Ephesians 6 - in spiritual battle, use prayer
  • Share testimony
  • Uniqueness of Jesus
  • Build connections. Avoid christianese.

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