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Friday, March 4, 2011
Buddhists of other Faiths
Anyone who is alert to, and demonstrating enlightened values is a Buddhist, no matter what religion they practice or even having no religion at all! Albert Schweitzer was a Buddhist, in my opinion. So was Gandhi, Padre Pio and Vivikananda!
They might be called higher principles in the human realm but there are resources of higher principles beyond the veils of ordinary mind. There are many who say they are buddhist, with simple good intentions that are not buddhist, or even close... if we use higher principles as a living guide. On the other hand, becoming a buddhist by taking refuge, becoming a candidate for vows and holding steady good motivation is wonderful, just not the extraordinary. We always felt that the great ones, Pabonka Rinpoche, Je Tsongkapa and many others were alive in a unique way. I now honor and extend that to other awakened and extraordinary beings as time goes on. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"Jeder der wach für erleuchtete Werte ist und sie demonstriert ist ein Buddhist, egal welche Religion er ausübt und selbst wenn er gar keiner Religion angehört! Meiner Meinung nach war Albert Schweitzer ein Buddhist. Ebenso Gandhi, Padre Pio und Vivikananda!" - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---