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British Census of 1881 --- Rate of Convictions
Native Christians ---------- 1 in 799
Buddhists -------------------- 1 in 3787
The Tablet (A Catholic organ in Britain)
. . . a magnificent tribute to the exalted
purity of Buddhism . . . . It appears from these figures that while we
effect a marked moral deterioration in the natives by converting them to
our creed, their natural standard of morality is so high that, however
much we Christianize them, we cannot succeed in making them altogether
as bad as ourselves.
H. P. Blavatsky
[They] slew their victims, in most cases, without giving them time to repent, or call on Jesus to wash them clean with his blood. [The victim] perhaps, died sinful, and, of course, -consistently with theological logic- met the reward of their greater or lessor offenses. But the murderer . . . pronounces the charmed words of conversion, and goes to the scaffold a redeemed child of Jesus! Except for the murder, he would not have been prayed with, redeemed, pardoned. Clearly, this man did well to murder. . .
The Key to Theosophy
The chief point is to uproot that most fertile
source of all crime and immorality –the belief that it is possible for
them to escape the consequences of their own actions.
Buddha The Mahavagga (Vinaya Pitka)
. . . thirty young Brahmin Youths ask the Buddha whether he has seen a woman who ran away from them after she robbed one of them: “What is better, young men, to look for the woman or to look for your own self? . . . they abandon everything and accept him as their teacher.