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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 09:43 PM
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43. Interesting take on things
I would agree that many religions are founded on sacrifice and violence, but would mention that Buddhism seems to be a tradition based not on sacrifice but rather moving away from the whole concept of sacrifice, saying instead the goal is to rise above desire as an individual. Of course, many say Buddhism isn't a religion; perhaps this is why.

I will say that Sufism stresses the greater Jihad, or struggle within one's own self, rather than some sacrifice or violence done in the name of a group or a god.

Haven't done much studying of the Tao--does it also mention sacrifice?
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