The Environment and Me

Sat, August 15 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Emperor Liang Repentance Service

Mon, August 17 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Emperor Liang Repentance Service

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Emperor Liang Repentance Service

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Emperor Liang Repentance Service

Mon, August 17 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Emperor Liang Repentance Service

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What are the major commonalities and differences between Buddhism and other religions?

All good religions share the wholesome values such as loving kindness, compassion, empathy, good deeds and equality etc. Buddhism, however, advocates that wisdom is vital in attaining enlightenment, not just faith. Other differences are dependent origination rather than creationism; self-purification and liberation from within  rather than by any exterior power or super-being; existence is a perpetual cycle like a circle  rather than a straight line with a beginning and an end; and that our future is solely in our own hands because of causality (cause and effect - karma) rather than monitored and bestowed by a super being.