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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 08:08 PM

5. I have read of Buddhism, Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hahn

I understand Buddhists do not think there is such a thing as God. I have read a lot of different texts on religion and listened to speakers, from India and Native American. I was born in a Catholic family and did not think much about God or Jesus until I was in college and reading more. I also agree we are the ones to save ourselves. I think we grow spiritually throughout our lifetimes or not too. I believe in reincarnation. I think there is a time when we reach our fruition as individual souls and then do not reincarnate, except maybe as teachers. I have meditated a lot, but it did not seem to do much for me, to let go of my ego. I think it is good in terms of relieving stress or overactive mind.

Is there anything in Buddhism about the difference between animals and humans on a spiritual plane? Do Buddhists have anything to say about evolution?

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