Talk:Aum Shinrikyo

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Hey--I have a whole paper from college I wrote about the theology of Aum Shinrikyo and how people came to believe it. It's not my best work, esp. since I'm not really a religious studies person, but I'd be willing to throw it up here if that's more of what RW is about. (I'm still very new.)Researcher 04:38, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

While Aum Shinrikyo masqueraded as a Buddhist sect, I would suggest it was not really Buddhist in any sense of the word. It might be more accurate to say it borrowed some of its ideas form Buddhism. Rational Edperception 15:04, 25 April 2008 (EDT)
The city of Matsumoto is not a village, and its entire population was not injured in the initial sarin gas attack. Rational Edperception 15:32, 25 April 2008 (EDT)

Umm, Aum Shinrikyo still exists, except that it is under new management and has a new name. Shouldn't we identify that and elaborate on it being split between it's new and old ways?--Nate River 00:50, 31 January 2009 (EST)

Researcher's section[edit]

Anybody got any clue about what to do with it? TyTy 18:48, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Shoko Asahara and the Dalai Lama[edit]

I know that this is a very sensitive topic. But Dalai Lama had met Shoko Asahara repeatedly, and there are pictures easily found on Google Images to show them together. I guess that DL did not know what was behind the cult, but it was the Buddhist element for which he was friendly with Asahara. It is not a pleasant thing, but just to be faithful to the facts, maybe this quite important information could have been added. One newspaper you can easily Google out claims that the DL gave Asahara an "endorsement" to purify Japan's Buddhism. Otherwise the article seems nearly perfect to me, and very useful today, as there are many violent gurus in Hinduism and Buddhism in Asia and the West, and this text gives inspiration to compare. Thank you!Pratap (talk) 17:01, 9 September 2017 (UTC)PratapPratap (talk) 17:01, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

not really sure what the significance of the dalai lama meering him or what it would add the article AMassiveGay (talk) 18:11, 9 September 2017 (UTC)