How Buddhism started in India and spread to China

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyXEfgYUYfw Buddhism was originated in the 6th century BCE in what's today known as Nepal and India. It was brought to China by Buddhist monks from India and central Asia during the later period of the Han dynasty in the 2nd century CE through the silk roads. It wasn't until a few centuries later that Buddhism became assimilated into Chinese culture. One of the key forces of Buddhism’s success was actually Taoism, an original social practice of ancient China. Early Buddhist monks borrowed ideas from Taoist via the Chinese language to help the Chinese understand Buddhist concepts, which at that time was very new and strange to Chinese people. Both Buddhism and Taoist benefited from this exchange. Taoist expanded their ideas about the cosmos and ways to structure their monastic…
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If all is God, then evil is also part of God

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https://youtu.be/U1lKdmTmJX8 There are two very different ideas on this subject. One of them is the idea that he is beyond good and evil. Now we humans call one thing good and another thing bad. But according to some people, that is merely a human point of view. These people would say that the wiser you become, the less you would want to call anything good or bad. And the more clearly you would see that everything is good in one way and bad in another. And that nothing could have been different. Consequently, these people think that long before you got anywhere near the divine point of view, the distinction would have disappeared altogether. We call cancer bad, they would say, because it kills a man. But you might just…
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Karma or Grace?

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https://youtu.be/PoAQX2tZKqs Salvation by grace. Only Christianity contends that God loves us with an unconditional love And what God demands of you, he knows you cannot live up to it. So he came to this earth to live up to it himself and give you credit for it. So if you will give God your life he will give you credit for the life of Jesus, which was a perfect life. That's grace. Salvation is by grace meaning you don't actually earn it and you don't deserve it, but it's a free gift from God. And it's available to anyone who will admit that they're a sinner and believe that Jesus Christ is God and Savior who died on the cross for our sins and rose again. And if you will…
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Why God and the Universe cannot be the same

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The universe and God cannot be the same thing because God must be outside of the universe in order for the universe to come into existence. https://youtu.be/57anLzCHpXM In your book you point out we have a God who’s outside of the universe. And the Bible says “In the beginning God…” and then if we know God created the heavens, how does science prove that? For the past 50 years, astronomers have been looking at general relativity, the universe and they've been developing space-time theorems which basically prove that not only does the universe have a beginning, even space and time have a beginning, which implies there must be an agent outside of space and time that created our universe of matter and energy, space and time, a causal agent that…
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Is everything an illusion?

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https://youtu.be/qLvHif_tLek Well, the Buddha says that suffering and evil is just an illusion, that it stems from our desire. And that in fact we ourselves as individuals, the ego does not exist. And that the world is an illusion. So therefore what's the solution? Meditative practice. Meditative practice is going to be your salvation. It's going to bring peace and everything to the earth. I don't think so. Jesus taught that evil is real. Now those of you that think it's an illusion, let me stick you in a room with a psychopathic killer who's about to - I don't know if you've ever seen the movie “Saw” - he's about to perform this type of torture, satanic twisted evil to you. Now are you, in the midst of that…
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Proof that reincarnation is false

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwmhqVTz4yA Today I am going to talk about false belief system of reincarnation. Today, nearly 1/3 of Americans now believe in reincarnation. Reincarnation originally comes to us from the Hindu religion. Reincarnation teaches a birth-death-rebirth cycle based on a person's Karma. A bad person will come back as a lower form, a good person will be reborn to a higher station in life. If perfection is ever achieved, one may escape this treadmill-like existence and either merge with the divine or melt into the universe. God's Word reveals that reincarnation is a deception which contradicts both the biblical doctrine of the Resurrection and the observable evidence. Here are some of the many problems with reincarnation.  If reincarnation is true, mankind should be progressing, human nature and conduct should be improving.…
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Should we try to extinguish all desires?

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https://youtu.be/HkXTkHf-R9M What are the fundamental claims? For example, in Buddhism the goal is to extinguish hunger, extinguish desire. I remember talking to the first woman monk who was from Thailand to be ordained into the Buddhist priesthood but Thai Buddhists do not ordain women so she went to Sri Lanka to be ordained and she has a PhD in philosophy from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario and Waterloo. I guess Ontario Mcmaster did a university there. Got her PhD in philosophy and she gave me the first interview. We chatted for well over an hour one-on-one and I sort of angled into some questions because I didn't want to be too discourteous. And one of the things I said to her is “I hear you're married” and she said “yes”.…
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