Buddhism and the Baha'i Faith

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Posted by Patrick B. Herrick on June 06, 1998 at 09:04:44:

It seems to me that with the growing interest in Buddhism in the United States, that consideration should be given to provide the same essential attractions within the scope of teaching the Baha'i Faith.

It would appear that people are drawn to the concept of mindfulness meditation as well as the singular concentration afforded in Buddhism on the virtues of compassion, equinimity, rejoicing, bliss etc..

Buddhist psychology is considered by many as one of the most perfect trainings of attaining an understanding of self with or without the experience of the Godhead.

Is there any information available that would allow one to use these same techniques within the framework of teaching the Baha'i Faith? I personally think that it would be very beneficial to initiate deepenings that would allow us to enter this spiritual market where there seems to be such incredible thirst.

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