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I'm With Stupid wrote: »
Anyway, the comment about them all being the same was slightly tongue in cheek, but there's more to it than just the money thing. All I really see different is that in Buddhism, the concept of salvation is replaced with luck. You perform this ritual and you get good luck. And every ritual involves a collection box somewhere along the way. My personal favourite was this one:
Set a bird free and you'll get good luck. Only $1. Of course the birds are trained to come back.
Namaste wrote: »
I have to say, I don't really think Buddhism is comparable to other religious systems however.. I see it as an ethics system more than anything, or a philosophy.