Forging A Interfaith Dialog Between Traditions That Typically Stand At Odds, This Groundbreaking Book Explores The Scriptural And Spiritual Tenets Of Islam And Buddhism In Relation To One Another, Creating A Basis For Comparison And Analysis Of The Two Traditions Written By Eminent Scholars, This Discussion Juxtaposes Foundational Principles And Practices By Linking Underlining Principles And Fostering A Mutual Appreciation Between Followers Of Both Religions This Interfaith Volume Discusses Metaphysical Traditions And Philosophical Studies Born Of Islam And Buddhism, Places Them In Context With Each Other, Thus Encouraging Understanding, And Providing A Point Of Reference For Continued Learning And Cooperation Groundbreaking and provocative book which explores the various theological and metaphysical characteristics of both Islam and Buddhism The book serves to draw similarities between the great Buddhist teachings drawing especially on the life of the Buddha as well as the Islamic figure of Prophet Muhammad.The book is an excellent read for those who are interested in comparative religious studies and who wish to help bridge the dissonance which exists between various faiths. interesting analysis that paints Buddhism at least Theravedan in a light that I had never really considered in terms of conception of the 1 God It is true that if we consider Buddha as a prophet in the same light as Jesus Moses Mohammed, his style was certainlyone of mystery and mysticism So I consider validity in the point about lack of mention about the 1 God not as a denial but rather an invitation to personally discovery which very well can lead to this conclusion.This interpretation really underlies the critically important tone that the wise authors choose in focusing on the overwhelming 95% that is common between these 2 great religions rather than the divisive 5% which most people in the world today prefer to harp on Most fascinating I found to be the concluding chapter with some discussion as to existence of Buddha within Islamic literature comparisons are really interesting with a logical case made that Siddhartha and al Khadir Khidr the mysterious and sage teacher to Moses may really have been 1 in the same and kudos onceto His Royal Highness Prince Dr Ghazi bin Muhammad of the Hashemite Royal family who co authored this book and was the spark behind its writing as well as the landmark similar book focusing on harmony between Muslims and Christians.This highly enlightened man has dedicated his life to improving life within the Islamic world strengthening rights of women, minorities, and those of other faiths and especially the much needed cause of interfaith Harmony I very much felt that he should have been the Nobel Peace Prize winner last year, and expect this gap not to persist much longer. The common ground upon which the spiritual traditions of Islam and Buddhism stand together is the principle of absolute oneness, that to which the revealed texts of both traditions bear witness, and the realization of which, by the individual soul, here and now, constitutes the ultimate goal of both religions The aim here is to engage in a dialogue focused on the spiritual affinities We propose that the ultimate Reality affirmed by Buddhism is nothing other than what monotheists refer to as God Buddhists do have a concept of ultimate reality, which although not Abrahamic or personal, does correspond to God in a transpersonal sense.
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- 174 pages
- Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism
- Reza Shah-Kazemi
- 07 March 2017 Reza Shah-Kazemi