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Larry Rowe
Abdu'l-Baha's true attitude towards past religions
Sun May 9, 2010 16:24

In his own words:

The teaching of Buddha was like a young and beautiful child, and now it has become as an old and decrepit man. Like the aged man it cannot see, it cannot hear, it cannot remember anything. Why go so far back? Consider the laws of the Old Testament: the Jews do not follow Moses as their example nor keep his commands. So it is with many other religions.

(Abdu'l-Baha, Abdu'l-Baha in London, p. 63)

Mmmmmm. "Decrepit", "it cannot see", "it cannot hear", "it cannot remember anything", "Why go so far back?"

Sounds to me more like a call for supplantation than a call for reconciliation. Make up your own minds.


Larry Rowe

    • If you check out my website homepage - <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ray, Thu May 13 12:02
      you will find a lot of Wisdom came from Buddha. That wisdom has helped me to understand the Wisdom of other Manifestations. Having lived in Asia five years, i can testify to how decrepit Buddhism is... more
      • Re: If you check out my website homepage - <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Larry Rowe, Thu May 13 12:46
        I agree. All organized religions, their institutions and administrative orders, eventually become decrepit. This is not to say, as Abdu'l-Baha' does, that the teachings of any religion have become... more
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          lived near St Louis . Union Man are you him
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        • While i certainly appreciate your comments - <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ray, Sat May 15 14:26
          Baha'i Faith is very compassionate and Baha'u'llah/Abdul Baha make it very clear that hurting innocent humans or animals is not acceptable. I agree that Buddhism and Hinduism are very clear and not... more
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