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can anyone describe the following budhhists beliefs?

the life of the buddha; 3 universal truths(anicca,anatta,dukkha; 4 noble truths including tanha; the 8fold path; law of karma, samsara & rebirth in the six realms; goals of enlightenment and nibbana; 3 refuges ( buddha dhamma sangha); 5 precepts; the mahayana path of the bodhisattva

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  • BUDDHIST MONK CONFESSES TO RAPE OF BRITISH TOURIST

    According to police the 39-year-old victim was trembling with fear when she reached the police station to report the attack on Tuesday afternoon. The monk, 17-year-old Thorn Sophoan, was immediately arrested and defrocked. Police said that he has confessed to the crime.

    The victim reportedly told the monk that she did not want a guide but he insisted on following her anyway. The attack took place in Battambang province in the north west of Cambodia. The victim’s right leg was injured as she attempted to fight off her attacker, who also stole her money, camera and mobile telephone.

    Buddhist monks in Cambodia are frequently accused of sexual assaults. This week two other monks were arrested for allegedly raping two teenagers in a school classroom.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/3482682/Buddhist-monk-confesses-to-rape-of-British-tourist.html

    CAMBODIAN MONK ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING 8-YEAR-OLD FRENCH GIRL

    A CAMBODIAN monk has been arrested and defrocked for molesting an eight-year-old French girl while she was touring the country’s Angkor temples with her family, police said.

    The monk, 16-year-old Ouk Ratha, confessed to touching the girl’s genitals last Friday after luring her into a quiet corner of the Bayon temple, one of the Angkor complex’s most famous monuments in north-west Cambodia, said police official Sun Bunthong on Monday.

    The monk also said he forced the girl to fondle him, Mr Sun Bunthong said. The girl’s parents first became aware of the incident after noticing that she appeared frightened to have her picture taken with the monk.

    http://www.asiaone.com/Travel/News/Story/A1Story20071231-43135.html

    BUDDHIST MONK ARRESTED FOR RUNNING A BROTHEL OF BOY PROSTITUTES

    The Special Investigation Unit of Maradana police station arrested a Buddhist monk who allegedly ran a brothel of boy prostitutes in a flat in Maligawaththa together with associates and a stock of obscene video.

    The Buddhist monk, five boys under 15 years of age and the clients of the brothel including a police constable attach to Maradana police station were among the arrested people.

    The police said that the monk had sold these boys at Rs. 300 each.

    http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2008/11/35891_space.html

  • would luv to but the first rule in Buddhism is no spoon feeding. The tools are available online but you have to take the initiative to find them yourself if you are serious, otherwise your just not ready for enlightenment.

  • Are you serious? People write books about those things.

    A good place to start would be to find out what is dogma and what the Buddha was supposed to have said himself. Mahayana Buddhism is more ritualistic and dogmatic than the Catholic Church. Most of what’s there is a hugely complicated fairy tale which westerners think is somehow romantic and full of wisdom just because they’ve never lived in a society dominated by it.

    There are some beautiful buddhist texts like the Dhammapada but you have to realize that it is a religion just like any other, in other words there are mountains of BS surrounding any little gem of wisdom.

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