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Buddhism is not a religionEdit

Modern scholars say that Buddhism is a science of mind training, not a religion. There is no worship of a deity. Buddha Shakyamuni was an example of what is possible for all to accomplish. His teachings are instructions to follow in order to achieve enlightenment. There are so many different teachings because there are many different types of individuals of different capacities for understanding. There should be 6 billion different religions (7.8 billion as of May 2018).
See Dalai Lama "Art of Happiness" and
Hpfeil (talk) 20:18, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Buddhism is definitely a religion; and Buddha-worship was there right from the start, maybe even while he was alive. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:02, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Very difficult choice indeed-Buddhists with good understanding of it’s philosophy will not accept its a religion.But national and social reality is different.M K Mani muttappillil (talk) 01:29, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Faith in and worship of Buddha's and Bodhisattvas; what else but religion? Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 06:29, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
The article Faith in Buddhism contains sources about the role of faith and other religious components of Buddhism.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 19:21, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Buddhism, the Fulfilment of HinduismEdit

Should there be an article about this subject? Please give your opinion here.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:19, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

Buddhism stands in sharp contrast to Vedic Hinduism.But Abhidharma elaboration of self echos the Vedic mahavakyas, especially “Prajnanam Brahma” of “Aitareyo upanishad” from Rig Veda. Would suggest reframing of caption than deletion.M K Mani muttappillil (talk) 03:14, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Buddhism is not a religionEdit

The term religion lacks definitional agreement.It is a spectrum with an almighty punishing god at one end and it’s absence at the other.Miracles myths and rituals are cultural additions over time In Theravada Buddhism Buddha is an arhant,an enlightened human being,not a god.Vaipulya sutras are later additions.but added a social orientation to it by the terms Maha Karuna and Maha Prajna.At least it is more a philosophy.True the Myanmar events have tarnished it’s image Was Marxism also a ,religion ? M K Mani muttappillil (talk) 04:45, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

The talk page of the article isn't the place to argue the merits of meeting the definition. Most (if not nearly all) reliable third-party sources describe it as such, which is why the article does. - Aoidh (talk) 05:11, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
See the previous threads on this topic... Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 07:55, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Tantric Theravada?Edit

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Typo in caption for 'Śīla – Buddhist ethics' section imageEdit

The caption reads 'Buddhist monks collect alsm in Si Phan Don, Laos. Giving is a key virtue in Buddhism.' In that text, alsm should be alms. I lack permissions to edit this and don't know if this is how to bring attention to it :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Done, thanks JimRenge (talk) 19:30, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 May 2020Edit

Under "Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics", in the forth paragraph, the sentence "In the East Asian Buddhism, most monastics are espected to be vegetarian, and the practice is seen as very virtuous and it is taken up by some devout laypersons." exists - however it is clear that "espected" is meant to be "expected", this is likely just a typo or a misspelling. Chalk (talk) 00:44, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Spasemunki (talk) 01:05, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Proposal for new WikiProjectEdit

I have made a proposal for a WikiProject called "WikiProject Mysticism" at Wikipedia: WikiProject Council. I wonder whether any readers of this article would be interested in this proposal? Vorbee (talk) 06:53, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

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