Posts Tagged ‘Extremism’

Avoid Religious fanaticism to gain mutual trust and respect

January 16, 2012

Don’t let our-selves become religious fanatic

  1. Extremism is always bad. Islam teaches us to practice moderation.
  2. Acting extremely is always bad, especially in religious matters.
  3. Buddha also advised the followers to choose the moderate, middle path.
  4. Siddhartha (563-483 BC) followed the extreme path for many years in meditating but could not get enlightenment until he changed to the moderate path.

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Mutual trust and understanding could drive out the Religious Fanatism

February 23, 2011

Don’t let our-selves become religious fanatics. Extremism is always wrong. Acting extremely is always bad, especially in religious matters. So we could conclude that Religious Extremists are worse people on earth. All the religions including Islam teaches us to practice moderation. Buddha also advised the followers to choose the moderate, middle path.Siddhartha (563-483 BC) followed the extreme path for many years in meditating but could not get enlightenment until he changed to the moderate path. 

Ignorance, fear of losing out and hatred usually pushed us to the edge to become an extremist.  

Truth and knowledge are the tools to fight Ignorance but also essential. We must accept that we cannot achieve trust by deceiving others. If there is mistrust, the fear grows and leads to unwanted, undesirable preparations for the possible aggression. 

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