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(Originally posted on: 05-16-06 11:05:06 PM)
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What made you decide to start practicing, and how long have you been? What do others in your life think of it?
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Reply 1 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 12:11:09 AM)
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we ban buddhists around here

are you buddhist
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Reply 2 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 12:23:51 AM)
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uh... NO!
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Reply 3 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 12:43:04 AM)
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Reply 4 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 02:33:31 AM)
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I know some folk who throw Buddha statues in Buddha-throwing competitions. That's about as close as I get to practising Buddhism.
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Reply 5 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 04:38:22 AM)
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If i could choose a religion it would probably be buddhism

but that's a moot point, because i'm not dumb enough to worship old stories with a side dish of morals that really doesn't apply to me as a unique person
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Reply 6 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 06:53:53 AM)
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The Buddhist "middle way" thing is pretty slick, and the morals are all fine and good, but I don't really practice religion. Buddhism is more of a philosophy anyway.

Plus, I like being somewhat carnivorous sometimes.
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Reply 7 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 01:59:46 PM)
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Back in school they taught us Buddhism worshipped no deities whatsoever. What kind of religion does that? At least give me a cool fable about (the) god(s)' wrath.
"Hwt, he on a tid e he inne bi, ne bi hrinen mid y storme s wintres; ac t bi an eagan bryhtm and t lste fc, ac he sona of wintre on one winter eft cyme hwt r foregange, oe hwt r fylige, we ne cunnen."
"Lo, he, in the time that he is inside, is not touched by the storm of the winter, but that is an eye's winking and the least time, but he straightway comes back from winter into winter, what thereto may precede or what to it may follow, we do not know."
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Reply 8 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 02:17:35 PM)
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I was talking to my Vietnamese friend, who grew up Buddhist. Now she lives in Berkeley, and once she went to a Buddhist event thing and there were all these white people there and she couldn't understand why they were so happy about being Buddhist, because Buddhism teaches that the world is suffering, and all Buddhists she knew were suitably unhappy about the world. In short, white people who are Buddhists are full of shit.
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Reply 9 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 02:18:29 PM)
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Quoted from Sukkit:
Back in school they taught us Buddhism worshipped no deities whatsoever. What kind of religion does that? At least give me a cool fable about (the) god(s)' wrath.

Not all Buddhists believe in no deities whatsoever. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Buddhism

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In short, white people who are Buddhists are full of shit.

This is true of all the self-proclaimed Buddhists I've met. Usually they're just ignorant morons trying to sound sophisticated (this is obviously a hasty generalization; it's just been my experience).
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Reply 10 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 02:19:45 PM)
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this post was accidental. please delete.
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Reply 11 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 02:39:59 PM)
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If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a religion, it'd be Buddhism. To the best of my knowledge, it contains zero bullshit about wrathful creator gods who are obviously into BDSM and want us to be their loyal, uncomplaining submissives. The idea of following a middle way appeals to me, even though I'm one of those people who positively gravitate to extremes.

However, I like eating meat and I don't like meditating and I don't like blindly following a set moral code because it's my "faith". And I don't really believe in reincarnation. So I'll stick with being atheist, thanks.
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Reply 12 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 03:15:48 PM)
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I'm not Buddhist! But I'm a big fan of the Dali Lama, he is very giggly and I find it endearing.
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Reply 13 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 03:33:10 PM)
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I know a few 'Buddhists'. They're quite full of shit. Claim to be all enlightened and peaceful, above emotion. So I take great joy in prodding and poking them a la Dr. House until they snap with often humerous results since for some reason people are shocked that these enlightened gods of serenity have emotions.


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Reply 14 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 03:44:43 PM)
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A fad is a fad, no matter what it is about. And at least it's not Scientology.

Thanks for the link, emtilt.
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"Lo, he, in the time that he is inside, is not touched by the storm of the winter, but that is an eye's winking and the least time, but he straightway comes back from winter into winter, what thereto may precede or what to it may follow, we do not know."
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Reply 15 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 04:13:49 PM)
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At first I thought the thread title said "where is Buddha". It's nice to know that's not what it actually says.
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Reply 16 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 04:35:34 PM)
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Quoted from Sukkit:
A fad is a fad, no matter what it is about. And at least it's not Scientology.

Thanks for the link, emtilt.


Quoted from Wikipedia!:
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy focusing on the teachings of the Buddha Śākyamuni (Siddhārtha Gautama), who probably lived in the 5th century BCE. Buddhism spread throughout the ancient Indian sub-continent in the five centuries following the Buddha's death... Buddhism continues to attract followers worldwide, and, with around 350 million followers, it is considered a major world religion.


That's...not really a fad.
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Reply 17 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 05:14:05 PM)
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No but many people seem to turn to religions as fads, buddhism, scientology, and Kabbalah. I personally would like to learn more about buddhism, only because I have taken a few religion classes during university and it sparked my interest.
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Reply 18 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 08:07:30 PM)
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Quoted from kayte:
That's...not really a fad.


yo we're talking about white people pretending to be buddhists
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Reply 19 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-17-06 08:54:16 PM)
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Quoted from ice:
Quoted from kayte:
That's...not really a fad.


yo we're talking about white people pretending to be buddhists


could we call them wuddhists

but really guys taoism is where it's at
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Reply 20 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-19-06 02:10:25 PM)
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I'm deeply offended by the implications of what kayte said.
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"Lo, he, in the time that he is inside, is not touched by the storm of the winter, but that is an eye's winking and the least time, but he straightway comes back from winter into winter, what thereto may precede or what to it may follow, we do not know."
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Reply 21 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-19-06 03:01:19 PM)
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who here cares?
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Reply 22 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-23-06 05:58:08 AM)
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Everyone seems to have this idea that Buddhism is a coolies, fun loving, easy going religion, when in fact its rather sexist and nihilistic if done badly. Like a drug, yeah. Well drugs aren't sexist but I more meant the whole "done badly" thing.

Anyway, never mind, my cousin had cystic fibrosis and became a Buddhist monk, I'd think he did it well. He used to build all the time on a farm we own, building a mudbrick house, and when his health got too poor, he meditated for hours a day. The day before he died (age 29) he told my mother he'd reached nirvana.
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Reply 23 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-23-06 06:29:01 AM)
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Quoted from Tiger:

Anyway, never mind, my cousin had cystic fibrosis and became a Buddhist monk, I'd think he did it well. He used to build all the time on a farm we own, building a mudbrick house, and when his health got too poor, he meditated for hours a day. The day before he died (age 29) he told my mother he'd reached nirvana.


Seems to me he became a monk for the same reasons someone praises god on their deathbed, a desire for the afterlife.
And isn't buddhism built around the removal of desire?
So, he turned to buddhism because of a desire....

When infact the right reason to turn to buddhism would be no other desire than to get rid of all desires, which also contradicts itself, i guess this is an emo emoticon, get it??? EMO-TICON!!!
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Reply 24 of 31 (Originally posted on: 05-23-06 10:54:40 AM)
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It wouldn't really be a contradiction, I suppose. Because when you want to become a Buddhist, you're not yet a Buddhist, so you're allowed to have that desire. Then you become one and then you start trying to get rid of all your desires.

With that said, I know absolutely nothing about Buddhism.
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