The truth about Buddhism

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by sky dancer, Nov 30, 2008.

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    I'm starting this thread because many people don't understand Buddhism any more than they understand LDS or Judaism.

    Is Buddhism even a religion? Isn't it more a philosophy or way of life?
     
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    little Lisa Simpson is a Buddhist
     
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    I like the buddhists.
     
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    Me too. I liked Buddhists so much, I started to study Buddhism.
     
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    It's both, I think.

    There is more than one sect of Buddhist thinking.
     
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    One of my favorite books is Siddhartha, although my all-time favorite is Illusions. Buddhism is a wonderful set of beliefs and practices to live by most of the time. For self-preservation and liberty, I recommend 3 things: a 9mm handgun, an assault rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun.
     
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    my brother was big into Buddhism for years before he found god..monks would come and stay at his place when in the country..they were cool people..to my surprise they all appreciated some good smoke which was the extent of my involvement
     
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    Yes. Buddhism spread throughout Asia. There are numerous forum of Buddhism.

    They all share some of the basics.
     
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    The beauty of Buddhism is that it actually doesn't interfere with whatever other religious beliefs one has. It just reinforces the "do unto others" part of those other belief systems.
     
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    That's true in many respects. I have friends who are devoted students (I would say, some of our best students) and accomplished Buddhist meditation practitioners but who would identify also as Jews. They list their religion as Jewish--even though they are not practicing Jews.
     

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