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Published on Aug 16, 2014
This lecture Buddhist Cosmology origin of life and the Universe was written, directed and performed by Anthony " Amp" Elmore. At the time of this posting Elmore is a 40 year practicing Nichiren Buddhist.
Elmore who lives in Memphis, Tennessee is better known in Memphis as a five time world Karate/Kickboxing Champion and community activist who has dedicated his life to the struggle of human equality and justice. Elmore is a proponent of "Cultural Inclusion" and he challenges the inequality of Buddhist teachings in the world and the advent of "Asian Ethnocentrism."
Elmore notes that the Buddhist teachings are the most profound teachings in the world however the Universal Teachings of Buddhism presents itself as an "Asian Esoteric Philosophy" as opposed to a Universal Scientific Teaching for all mankind.
Elmore in this lecture takes on the complicated Buddhist theory of the Buddhist Cosmology that explains the origins of life and the Universe. Elmore cleverly presents an African/American cultural model in that he explain Buddhism via an African/American "Cultural Paradigm." Elmore notes that we must show the universality of Buddhism and show the example that all cultures can embrace and learn the Buddhist teachings. Elmore reaches back and demonstrated his over 40 year understanding of the teachings of Buddhism as practiced and taught by the messenger of the Buddha Nichiren Shonin a Japanese Priest who revived Buddhism in 13th Century Japan via his re-introducing the "Lotus Sutra" as the Buddha's ultimate teachings. Learn more via their website: http://proudblackbuddhist.org/