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Old 03-25-2020, 02:01 PM
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Buddhism seems like victim blaming

I'm sure I'm getting this wrong in some way but for a religion based on compassion they seem to blame people a lot for their own misfortunes. Like in the above talking about how stress is an overreaction to life, or in other videos where they in a sense blame the person for having depression as a result of being unable to let go of attachments or desires, or living in delusion. It was in some video with a monk titled "why you are depressed".

It like making one feel bad for their current suffering and misfortune, especially for someone who struggles with depression like I do. It makes it sound like it's my fault I am this way.
Old 03-25-2020, 02:55 PM
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[QUOTE=Machinaforce;22210242 It makes it sound like it's my fault I am this way.[/QUOTE]

Hey now maybe those Buddhists are onto something.
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:56 PM
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@ the OP: Well, yes. That's exactly what it (Buddhism) is. "If you're suffering, it's because you did something to deserve it."

While we're at it, doesn't Hinduism feature some of that, too?

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Old 03-25-2020, 03:17 PM
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Why stop at Buddhism & Hinduism? "We are all sinners and need divine forgiveness" is pretty much a Christian mantra.
Old 03-25-2020, 03:19 PM
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Consider a medication consult.
Old 03-25-2020, 03:25 PM
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You have numerous threads about Buddhism already, and this particular thread does not seem to be significantly different in topic from them to warrant it's own thread.

I would suggest that you start a single thread to discuss all of the various aspects of Buddhism, and then keep posting to that thread. Do not open multiple threads on what is essentially the same topic.

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