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RB: Aum Sect and Tantrik Buddhism

From: (Peter J. Lima)
Newsgroups: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.religion.buddhism.tibetan,talk.religion.buddhism,alt.evil,alt.satanism,talk.religion.misc,soc.culture.tibet
Subject: Re: RB: Aum Sect and Tantrik Buddhism
Date: Sat, 4 May 1996 03:40:55 UNDEFINED
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In article <4mbo8u$> (nagasiva) writes:

>In article ,
>Mogg Morgan  wrote:
>>Any comments on the recent article on the 'Aum' sect by 
>>Murray Sayle in _Mail on Sunday Review_ (UK) April 14th 
>>'Was there any genuine religion in Aum sect's version of 
>>Buddhism, which itself teaches compassion for all living 
>>beings? Scholars have argued that an obscure form, Tantric 
>>Buddhism, holds that killing potential evildoers, by 
>>relieving them of their burdens of sin and bad karma, earns 
>>religious merit for the killer.' p. 12
>>Is this a scholarly view of Tantrik Buddhism?. It certainly 
>>does not accord with my own experience of modern day 
>>exponents of the Tantrik way. has a few web pages devoted to a (sardonic) analysis of 
the Shoko Asahara (born Chizuzu Matsumoto) and the Aum Shinri Kyo sect 
("Japan's most wanted guru finds it's time to wake up and smell the gas").  
E-mail them for the URL.  Interesting connections are hinted at between Aum 
Shinrikyo, the Unification Church of Korea, the KCIA, and the Japanese 


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