A few months ago, I gave a talk in Sacrament meeting in which I discussed how studying other religious faiths and their scriptures had enriched my life. I responded that in a certain sense I considered myself a “Buddhist Mormon” as well, and that the beauty of true Mormonism is that when we find truth in another religion, we have no obligation to reject it, but rather, are encouraged to embrace it. As I’ve discussed in a previous post, the Book of Mormon declares that God speaks the “same words” to “all nations,” and that one day God’s words to all nations will be “gathered in one.” In a follow-up post, I discussed my belief that the existing great religious texts of the world are God’s word to all nations to the extent their principles and doctrines overlap with the Standard Works.
Matthew 7:3 – And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? The Bhagavad Gita – [T]hose who worship me with love live in me, and I come to life in them.
The Dhammapada – Speak quietly to everyone, and they too will be gentle in their speech. The Dhammapada – One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the battlefield. The Dhammapada – Little by little a person becomes evil, as a water pot is filled by drops of water. That said, do you see the scripture quotes above from Eastern texts as expanding on Christian ones, adding a new insight we hadn’t considered, subtly refuting some of our preconceptions of how God operates in the world? I really have great appreciation for this post and your recognition of the beauty of God’s words to all nations.
Nick, you are correct that the quotes from non Judeo Christian sources above predate the Bible and BOM by hundreds and even thousands of years. Joe, I agree about the plain and simple way truths are succinctly expressed in non Judeo Christian texts quite often. One of the reasons that there is very little conflict between Mormonism and Buddhism is that Buddhism was not founded as a religion. George, I should add that the original concept of deity in Buddhism is very similar to our concept of the light of Christ which illuminates and is found in everything around us.
I had a Buddhist friend once who called his faith a veritical religion, focused on enlightenment, coming into contact with the greater consciousness (God).
I have studied Tibetan Buddhism for a few years now (mostly Pema Chodron) and have loved the new insights and teachings. Don’t get me wrong Adam, what you told about the end goal of Tibetan Buddhism is not what Buddhism is.
Personally I suspect that Buddhist philosophy and thought was originally inspired by God (using the generic term here) as were most of the great religions. Benjamin, I’m well aware that the standard LDS idea is that everything was revealed to Adam, and any similarities between Mormonism and other faiths is the result of cultural drift from the original Adamic revelation.
Your point with regard to historical changes to these other texts applies to the New Testament writings, none of which exist in their originals.
To the extent that Buddhist teachings, as quoted here, are more proverbial in nature, I think the LDS church’s new marketing move should be to position itself as a mainstreamed, neo-Buddhist religion.
Finding truths in other religions and recognizing them as such, and adopting them into your beleif system doesn’t mean that you become one of them or identify yourself with them.
Of course, such decisions about self-labeling are personal ones and are up to each individual. I too have had the feeling that looking at the same ideas through different lenses, or different windows on the same truths, gives me a deeper perspective, sort of the same way that having two eyes with different viewpoints can add depth to an image. In short, I felt like there was an awful lot of difference, perhaps more so than overlap, between Mormonism and Budism. Once I do this, I start reading a few chapters a day, often more than once because I try to really absorb it.
Psalm 11 and 27 are scriptures I often turn to for encouragement and a reminder that God is with me always and He is for me and He loves me. The Hindu Goddess Parvati is revered as the consort of Lord Shiva and is considered the epitome of Shakti.
Meanwhile the demons had launched an attack on the abode of Gods and driven them out of Heaven. She said that only the son of Lord Shiva will be able to vanquish the demons and restore order in the world. Goddess Parvati fell in love with Lord Shiva even as a young child and started visiting the cave. However Goddess Parvati wanted to have a son with Lord Shiva and made a request to him in this regard.
Goddess Parvati took this piece of cloth and started meditating and created her son Ganesha from it. When Lord Shiva returned after meditation and wanted to enter the house, he was prevented from doing so.


Goddess Durga is one of the forms of Goddess Parvati and she took this form to defeat the demon king Mahisashura. I can say from my own experience that this website is by far the best online dating site to get to know Thai women. In this post, I’d like to share just a few examples of the great overlapping truths found in the Standard Works, the Buddhist Dhammapada, the Taoist Tao Te Ching, and the Hindu Bhagavad Gita.
I think the doctrine would be far less antagonistic to Eastern mystic-religio sensibilities than it would be to continue its affront to position itself as a Bible-loving Christian religion.
A large portion of these young people are returned missionaries, and while I think they, too, are well-intentioned and nice people, I think the missionary experience generally sends people back more close-minded and self-assured of their exclusivity of Truth than it doesn’t. Because it is vertical, there is no set doxy by which to believe and really no set praxis either. So I decided to comprise some tips for incorporating personal bible study into your daily life. Until a year ago, I didn’t realize I could purchase my own bible study and do it on my own.
You don’t have to do them year-round (I like to switch from doing a bible study to studying a book in the bible). When I am ready to get into a deep study of a book in the bible, I first ask God what He thinks I should study.
I sometimes worry when I settle down to spend time with God, what if I don’t finish all I need to do? Shutting out life and spending time with God is crucial and it’s for our benefit, not Gods. In addition to reading a few chapters in a book of the Bible, I do a bible study on topics of the bible.
According to legend Lord Shiva was in mourning after the death of his wife Sati and had gone to a dark cave to meditate.
The Gods led by their King Indra went to seek the help of Lord Shiva to destroy all demons.
Goddess Shakti promised the Gods that she will take a different form and try and draw Lord Shiva from the cave. He was not interested in granting her this wish and gave her a piece of his loin cloth before going for meditation.
As per legend she asked her son Ganesha to stand guard at the entrance of her abode and prevent anyone from entering. She is also known by 108 names and each one of them has a certain meaning and significance attached to it.
She took various other forms to defeat various demon kings and this included Goddess Kali and Chandi. Please bear in mind that the following list is by no means an exhaustive compilation of all commonalities; due to space limitations, I could only list those overlapping truths that are succinctly expressed in just one or two sentences. I’ve always found the concept of Karma to be very much like what the LDS church teaches.
What the actual goal of Buddhism is to be free from attaching oneself towards a certain goal (eg. What Buddhist dose lack is horizontal faith, a community system of interaction that dictates rules as to how we treat one another and rules of human relationships (golden rule, charity, etc.). I love connecting with you guys by sending personal messages, testimonies, prayers and words of encouragement.
As promised she took the form of Parvati and was born as the daughter of Lord of the Mountains. They got married and as promised the aura of Lord Shiva was given to the Gods as a seed to fight the demons. These names are also used while conducting prayers and invoke the blessings of the Goddess. Goddess Parvati is worshipped and revered as a symbol of Shakti by people all over India and other parts of the world.
There’s no way that the LDS church can ever mainstream itself enough to appeal to that growing demographic. Goddess Parvati was born dark and wanted Brahma to make her skin color light and beautiful. The seed was planted deep in the forests and this developed into Skanda and he defeated the demons and restored order in the heavens. Lord Shiva wanted to console Goddess Parvati and replaced the head with that of an elephant.
She is intelligent, studies at an international university, works part-time and I never spent one single Bath on her.


Perhaps Christ’s presence in non-Judeo-Christian scripture is much larger than we have been prepared to recognize in the past due to our cultural traditions. We acn have the same beliefs and the same teachings, but out works and deeds are not the same.
If there is any sincerity to what’s happening at the pulpit of General Conferences, it will still take another generation to trickle down to the local culture, I think. According to the verison of the Gita I’m reading, the best way to know God is not a life of virtue, but a life of meditation.
At the same time she is amazing in bed and loves to spoil me with delicious food and interesting trips all over Thailand.Maybe you are also interested in finding such a gorgeous Thai girl and maybe you even consider getting married. I would include thoughts in this category as well as they are somewhat lesser deeds of the heart. I think Mormonism just might be doctrinally and ritualistically distinct enough that it could eventually mainstream itself into fitting that genre more.
That’s why I thought it would be quite a good idea to provide you with all the information you need to find a girl on Thai Cupid that can be described as wife material.Have a Reputable ProfileThe first thing you should do to increase your chances of finding the woman you truly want to find is to write a profile that shows that you are an honorable man who really looks for a serious relationship. Also, there seemed to be a lot of emphasis on austere living for it’s own sake to rid oneself of the self rather than as a means to give unto others. It may sound obvious but I recently talked to a guy who complained about getting contacted by girls all the time who look as if they would work as bargirls.
I mean, some people would enjoy that but this guy was also looking for something serious.Of course I wanted to know why that happened to him, so I had a look at his profile. So, some of you will ask me what people think Buddhist think about Jesus and some of those holy beings. Buddha and Jesus are just regular human beings but have a Christ consciousness or achieved Buddhahood through their lifetime, which resides in all of us.
If you write something like that in your profile you don’t have to wonder why bargirls and other “sexy Thai ladies” contact you.
So God, aka Christ or Buddha, is just basically a personification of our highest potential that you guys worship in mass. No woman with a decent job who is looking for a guy who is interested in a serious relationship and not a playboy lifestyle would contact you with such a stupid line.What should you write in your profile? First of all make clear that you are interested in a long-term relationship and that you are not looking for casual sexual experiences. The next step is to add a picture that shows you preferably well-dressed and maybe with some friends and not with one of those Thailand t-shirts and a bottle of beer in a beach chair.In addition to that you can indicate that you are looking for marriage and you should write at least a few lines about the qualities that your dream girl should have. This shows that you not only filled out this stuff in 5 minutes because you want a fast bang but that you really took your time and thought about the characteristics the girl who contacts you should have.Ignore the Naked GirlsIn case you are looking for some fun with some hot Asian girls that will definitely have sex with you ten minutes after you are meeting them, you can of course contact the girls who uploaded pictures of themselves in underwear and sexy positions. There is nothing wrong with that but if you look for wife material you should stay away from those girls and don’t even think about writing them. As far as I am concerned I wouldn’t consider bargirls who are trained to regard foreigners as walking ATM’s as wife material.If you are really looking for wife material you should contact girls who have pictures in which they are fully dressed.
Just because a girl only uploads pictures in which she is dressed in a nice business-like style, doesn’t mean that she is totally reserved and can’t please you in bed. It only shows that she wants to appear as a good girl, which indicates that she is looking for a man who is looking for a relationship and not just a sexual adventure.Use the Advanced SearchWhen you are looking for women who can be described as wife material on ThaiCupid you can use the “Advanced Search” option to your advantage. For me, the three most important boxes I fill out when I am searching for a girl who could be more than a one night stand are Education, English Language Ability and Annual Income. Let me explain to you why those aspects are so important.When I think about a girl who I want to spend the rest of my life with I think about a woman with whom I can talk about everything and who is intelligent enough to have her own opinion.
I don’t know how good you are speaking the Thai language but in case you haven’t studied it for at least a year it is beneficial if the English skills of your future wife are very good.
And because you don’t want to have a stupid wife it is never wrong to look for a girl who is studying or who has studied at a university.
This together with an average income that is at least over the Thai minimum wage increases your chances of finding a girl who is interested in you and not your wallet.Avoid the BeggarsIn my experience you will receive two types of messages from girls on Thai Cupid.
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