Freeing the Buddha: Diversity on a Sacred Path--large Scale Concerns : a Course on Major Aspects of Buddhism Plus a Dangerous Collection of Essays

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2005 - Buddhism - 477 pages
This book is not written to reinvent the wheel and offer up just another introduction to Buddhism. This has a fresh approach of Buddhism which does not stir up dust in areas that most people have not thought of. There are Buddhist teachers who would discuss things privately such as Buddhist views on UFOs, Adolf Hitler and the historical Jesus, but they would not give public talks or publish books on such controversal subjects. The author has the courage to do so as he bodly discusses such topics in this book.
 

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second time round of reading very insightful

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The ideas Mr Ruhe expresses in this book are not at all ideas generated by the Noble One, and no serious student should bother buying the book, much less reading it. Mr. Ruhe is more interested in propagating his own ideas and slandering all Buddhist traditions—and non-Buddhist traditions—with ridiculous comments. I cannot see that Mr. Ruhe is a Buddhist, because surely, if he were, he would not summarily dismiss all other Buddhist traditions as second hand to the Theravadin tradition. And furthermore, anyone who wants to "Steal Jesus from the Christians" and who wants to install Jesus into the pantheon of the Buddhist lineage is seriously deluded. 

Contents

Invocation
5
Class Two c Three
39
Class
91
Class Seven
97
Class Eight
117
Practices
209
Meaning and Purpose in Life
223
Teaching Philosophy
227
Christian Meditation
333
Future Dharma Future AntiDharma
341
Theravada Manifesto
349
Changing Buddhas Words
355
Born in Ontario An Autobiography
395
National and Personal Karma The Virtue of Hiroshima
431
Buddhist and Taoist Military Strategy
437
All Universes Mythology
447

ESSAYS
231
Adolf Hitler and Tibetan Buddhism
233
Buddhism and UFOs
277
Beyond Grouse Mountain
289
Rescuing Jesus from the Christians
299
Supernormal Powers
451
Outer Peace
467
Glossary
469
Bibliography
475
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