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Mormon Awakenings: Episode 46: Kill The Buddha

Jack Naneek discusses Linji’s odd advise to his followers to kill the Buddha. He also mentions the way we teach our children to pray, and our uniquely Mormony view of grace.


4 thoughts on “Mormon Awakenings: Episode 46: Kill The Buddha”

  1. I suppose that this is a similar interpretation that Muslim’s have about killing the infidel?

    Except that some Muslims forget that it was meant to be a figurative of speech instead of literal.

  2. Great episode Jack—it has engendered some lively discussion around our house with my three college age kids. It even prompted some research on Buddhist koans generally and that one in particular. That verse in 2 Nephi has been a perpetual snagging point, a kind of koan I guess. I appreciate an alternative reading of it. You have a thoughtful and unique perspective that is so needed. Stuff like this keeps me from walking away altogether. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for this new episode, Jack. You seem to always hit the mark with your podcasts.

    In speaking about grace, I favor 2 Nephi 2:3 where Lehi says that he isn’t worried about Jacob’s salvation.
    ……..Wherefore, I know that thou art redeemed, BECAUSE of the righteousness OF THY REDEEMER…..
    That says a lot about grace, ‘after all we can do’. And ‘all we can do’ is like presenting the Savior with “filthy rags” as a gift.

    I enjoyed this podcast very much. Thanks for being the “zen teacher”.

  4. Jack, this podcast and the one about the Judge are absolutely fantastic! Your explanation of grace is beautiful and speaks to my own experience several years back. I’ve been listening to it over and over and just feel so at one with it. Thank you!

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