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Re: Theos-World Digest Number 210\NUN

May 06, 2001 08:21 AM
by ramadoss


No wonder. From the talk I could see how she sees that both Buddha and Christ and other prophets spoke of the same 'enlightenment' and also I could see her affected by the philosophy of Buddha. One can see from her talk, why Buddhism spread across the world -- is even now spreading -- in the most democratic (not the traditional 'catholic' ) way.


At 10:13 AM 5/6/01 -0400, you wrote:
The church , according to a recent radio blurb , is having a "HARD" time with
this woman.

Subj: Theos-World Digest Number 210
Date: 5/6/01 7:24:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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1. "Buddha" - Karen Armstrong


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 22:29:41 -0500
Subject: "Buddha" - Karen Armstrong

Little while ago, I accidentally watched a talk by Karen Armstrong - author
of a biography "Buddha" on CSpan-2. As one who has been around theosophy,
it was a very insightful presentation and I think anyone interested in
Buddha and Buddhism would be find it very informative and thought provoking.

Karen is a former Catholic Nun who has published several books on Religion
and her recent book titled "Buddha" is published by Viking. Her speech was
based on her book (which I have not read). Here is an brief abstract of the

Armstrong, Karen, Author

Ms. Armstrong discussed some of the themes of her
biography Buddha, published as part of the
Penguin Lives
series by Viking. Ms. Armstrong discussed some of
major aspects of Buddha's life and teachings. She
special emphasis on Buddha's ideas about human
and argued that the Western conception of God is
comparable to the Buddhist idea of nirvana. She
also argued
that the world's major religious traditions are
unified in their
insistence on the importance of compassion.


Ps: It is quite possible that the speech would be rebroadcast on Cspan-2
and I do not know when.

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