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Black Buddha Parts 1 and 2

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Posted By: Dr. Okpara Nosakhere
Saturday, May 15th 2010 at 12:15PM
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According to the book "Black History for Buddhists, Christians & Muslims" by John L. Ellis, Buddha was an Egyptian priest who was chased from Memphis by the persecutions of Corribyses. This is strong evidence for positing an African origin for Buddhist thought. Buddhist concepts such as karma, reincarnation and ancestor reverence all were in existence in Africa thousands of years before the historical Buddha was born. The same can be said for Christianity and Islam to the extent that their religious ideas were borrowed from ancient African principles, The belief in one supreme god was also in existence in Africa long before the birth of Jesus or Muhammad.


Saturday, May 15th 2010 at 3:54PM
Siebra Muhammad
The information was awesome and I do appreciate you for sharing it. Thank you so much!
Saturday, May 15th 2010 at 10:15PM
Jen Fad
I think as a black woman if anything the information has just reinforced (for me) that the signature of African people is everywhere and is hiding in plain site if that makes any sense. I never paid any attention to the African feautures of Buddha before, but I was always wondering why his belly was so big.

I know that sounds crazy, but its the truth. But my goodness, it just makes so much sense to me now and it looks as if all this history is coming together for me.

I feel so good knowing that our history didn't start as Sister Irma stated --- it didn't start in the '60s nor did it start in the U.S. For that I am so greatful as well as thankful.

I've been armed with the proper ammunition to teach my son who he is and what kind of great people he's come from. Thank you again for sharing this information.

Saturday, May 15th 2010 at 10:21PM
Jen Fad
Sister Irma,
You are too funny regarding the delete button, but I told Brother Rob I would try not to delete his comments and so far I 've kept my word (so as long as he doesn't insult me). Ha!
Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 10:51PM
Jen Fad
I find buddahism very interesting.... But I am still trying to learn this religion...
Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 11:06PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
Im trying.... Calming and Balance are characteristics... I posses... Buddahism to me seems more philosophical.... than theological and I'm trying to learn the concept... I am very much interested... How is it different from my christian beliefs?...I guess that's the question I wanna ask.... I hope I am not out of line.... My dad believes in the spirit world.... Which is different from my religious up bringing.... and I don't practice .... I just observe
Monday, May 17th 2010 at 1:39AM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
As a practicing N.D. Buddhist, I do love learning things new, about Buddhism also. (smile)

...thanks...

any thing to reenforce our history did not begin in the 60s nor in the U.S.A.!!!! (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
Jen, I am so very, very glad to hear you say what you just did about learning our T-R-U-E Black history...You have made my whole year not just my whole day! (smile)

Jen please be very carful learning things like this. example, YOU MAY ONE DAY WANT TO VISIT ARIZONA LOOOOL

(S-M-I-L-E)

Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
I will continue to chant (pray) that we continue to use our delete button as "I" have noticed many of us are doing today. (smile)

"ALL SPEECH IS NOT FREE SPEECH" ( and this is One of the few times/ conditions that "I" accpet the words ALL and ABSOLUTE) . lol (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
cYNTHIA, cYNTHIA, cYNTHIA...STOP TRYING TO MAKE BUDDHISM SO COMPLICATED...ALL OF THE THOUSANDS OF BUDDHIST BELIEFS IS THEY ALL BELIEVE IN BALANCE OT FEMALE, MALE, NIGHT, DAY, COLD HOT, WINTER, SUMMER, ECT. YOU HAVE FULL CONTROL OVER WHAT YOU LIKE TO EAT OR DRINK AND NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU LIKE FOODS YOU DON'T LIKE OR MAKE YOU BODY NOT REACT TO SOMETHING IT IS ALLERGIC TO...THAT IS ALL...NO HELL IF YOU DARE TO DO YOUR OWN THINGKINS AND DRAWING YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS...

BUT, MY DEAAR SISTER, YOU ARE NOT YET ABLE TO GET OVER THAT FEAR OF HELL IF YOU RELEARN HOW TO LOVE AND RESPECT YOUR OWNSELF AS THE LOVE AND THE POWER OF YOUR LIFE...PLEASE TRUST ME ON YOU HAVE THE POWER TO VVER COME YOU LIFE LONG FEAR OF GOING TO HELL IN EXCHANGE FOR FOUL AND TOTAL CONTROL OF YOUR OWN LIFE...(SMILE)


Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
cYNTHIA, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT A bUDDA IS FOR REAL...THEN CYNTHIA PLEAS GO TO JEN'S BLOG ON THE FAMILY REUNION AND READ YOUR OWN COMMENTS TO jECHO(WHAT EVER HER NAME IS)

CYNTHIA THE MESSAGE YOU SENT HER IN TRYING TO HELP HER BECOME HAPPY, CYNTHIA IN DOING THIS YOU WERE ACTUALLY A BUDDHA AS THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT A BUDDHA DOES...AGAIN YOU MUST FIRST GET OVER YOUR FEAR OF GOING TOHELL BECAUSE ALTHOUGH I AM A BUDDHIST YOU HAVE NO WAY OF BELIEVING WHAT I JUST SAID BECAUSE IT IS SO SIMPLE. (SMILE)

BUT, I DO HAVE FAITH IN YOU DO TRUST ME AND THIS IS ENOUGH. YOU SEE i AM A BDDHIST NOT ACHRISTIAN THEREFORE I DON'T FEAR LOGIC/ THE TRUTH (SMILE)

thanks Okpara as you don't fear logic either. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
Hopefully this is not off topic on a blog on the Buddha...andy way..in N.D.B...

1. you are allowed to ask questions about your faith

2. You are allowed to think critically / from all points of views

3. being different is not being deficient
4. you are allow full control over your physical and mental body

5. you can have your own identity and rate your own self worth and how much/ less that you love, respect your self and otheres on your terms...as only a few..
6. can allow every day comon sense and your own life experiences to control your life and not fear of going to hell if you be the best person you can be...

now tell me any of these you are allow to do right now Cynthia from the thelogocial point of view?????/ no not from your Cynthia's point of view as this woud be Buddhism, phiolsopy. psychology, sociaolog and freedom of choice, ect. ALL ROLLED INTO O-N-E AND A TICKET ONE WAY TO H-E-L-L(smile)

OH, ALMOST LEFT OUT BEING HAPPY OVER SUFFERING. LOL


Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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