Christian Critique of A Daily Dose of Dharma
Chapter 9 – The Path (The Way)

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There are a lot of sects in Buddhism. Pick any one like and study well. When you understand well, you will understand One Buddhism. When you practice well, you will see One. When you experience, you will experience One, then Empty.

Note: Christians know that Jesus Christ is the One and only Savior of the World.
And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” Matthew 11:2-6.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

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Buddhists never tells you to be dogmatic. Once you feel the dogma in the Buddhism you practice, re-evaluate that Buddhism. Once you become dogmatic, re-examine your own Buddhism.

Note: Christian beliefs will not fluctuate over time but will remain the same.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:4-5.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

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Buddhism points to reality (Truth, Dharma). The reality of life is: there is old age, there is suffering, there is dying. Buddhism points to that reality. Buddhism also offers you the practice and the salvation to cope with and overcome reality.

Note: Jesus Christ has overcome reality with eternal life for Believers.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 203: A Buddhist is a “Realist.” A Buddhist does not run away from reality, does not hide from reality, does not ignore reality, does not pretend there is no reality.

Note: Buddhists do not believe in the judgment of unbelieving evil people.
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca !’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” Matthew 5:21-22.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 204: A Buddhist, a Realist, has practiced to accept whatever happens. A Buddhist does not resort to the primitive impulse of fight or flight.

Note: Christians have patience to endure the reality of this lifetime.
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:4-6.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 205: A Buddhist, or Realist, stops blaming others through his practice. He looks within, sees within, and accepts full responsibility for what happens.

Note: Christians look to Jesus Christ for strength to endure this lifetime.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Titus 2:11-14.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 206: A Buddhist, a Realist, through the study of Buddhism faces aging, faces illness and faces dying. Through practice of meditation, a Buddhist copes with aging, copes with illness and copes with dying. Through the practice of meditation and the attainment of enlightenment one overcomes aging, overcomes illness, and overcomes dying.

Note: Christians overcome this life by the Holy Spirit who provides hope in love.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:1-5.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 207: A Buddhist, a Realist, studies Buddhism with a concentrated effort and practices meditation with much work and frequent, regular practice. A Buddhist, a Realist, invests in hard work now, for a future gain of true happiness.

Note: Despite hardships, Christians in prayer for each other reap joy.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:3-8.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 208: A Buddhist, a Realist, through the practice of meditation, stays in the present, moment to moment. Thus he can effect a change in the present, moment to moment, to effect a change of the future and let go of the past.

Note: Christians have become new people through Jesus Christ.
But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:20-24.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 209: By living a Buddhist way of life through practice and through mindful living, one is healed from the sufferings of life.

Note: Christians in Jesus Christ have received eternal life that produces good now.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:22-23.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 210: Buddhism does not offer hope. Buddhism offers freedom if it is practiced properly and is lived mindfully day to day, moment to moment.

Note: Christians rejoice in hope thereby producing good now.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Romans 12:9-13.
Note: In Jesus Christ you will have hope while there is none in Buddhism.

Page 211: By living a Buddhist way of life, by living in Dharma, one’s mind can stay young forever.

Note: You will have eternal life through sincere belief in Jesus Christ.
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 212: After successfully living the life of a Buddhist, one can then let Dharma go to reach the further shore of Nirvana.

Note: Jesus Christ is the only Truth and the only way to eternal life.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6.
Note: Buddhists do not believe that there is a God.

Page 213: When one lets go of Dharma, eventually, one attains the Enlightenment.

Note: There is no eternal enlightenment outside of Jesus Christ.
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Ephesians 1:15-21.
Note: In Jesus Christ you will have hope while there is none in Buddhism.