Buddhism

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Thread Topic: Buddhism

Serge
Joined: May 18, '17
Status: Advanced
Really the only Buddhist we hear about in the USA is the Dalai Lama. He seems like a great guy. I've read some of his books. I've never heard about a Buddhist in the major sports in the USA. We don't hear about Buddhists on TV or anything. No stories on Buddhists. I like being American, but I just have zero interest in Christianity.

I need to talk about Buddhism with someone.
2kan
Joined: Aug 13, '14
Status: Advanced
Hi! Me and my family used to go to this Buddhist meditation thing on Sundays, though we stopped going, I think it's because my mom sleeps to late because she doesn't feel well, anyway, hi. By the way, a Buddhist monk came with us to the fireworks show this fourth of July.
Serge
Joined: May 18, '17
Status: Advanced
That's cool 2kan. I've been to a temple before and they worship or pray on Sunday then on Tuesdays I think they meditate. So what beliefs do you have that make you a Buddhist 2kan?
2kan
Joined: Aug 13, '14
Status: Advanced
I can't explain things very well, but I very much agree with the five precepts, and karma. I tried to explain, better, but oh well.
Serge
Joined: May 18, '17
Status: Advanced
This explains it pretty well. Are you Zen, Mahayan, or Thervada 2kan?

2kan
Joined: Aug 13, '14
Status: Advanced
Not sure, maybe Zen? Which are you?
Serge
Joined: May 18, '17
Status: Advanced
I've been to the Mahayana Temple. I'm not sure if I'd consider my self that though.

I think Zen is big in Japan. Do you have Japanese ancestry?
2kan
Joined: Aug 13, '14
Status: Advanced
No, but I do Karate.
The Geek
Joined: Mar 15, '12
Status: Expert
stop trying for a mystic eastern experience
Serge
Joined: May 18, '17
Status: Senior
Buddhism is more than a mystic eastern experience to me
Tsanchan2
Joined: Jul 28, '17
Status: Newbie
I believe The Dalai Lama represents one sect of Buddhism. His sect seems to be into ritual, hierarchy, priesthood, etc like medieval Catholicism and Orthodoxy. From what I have heard Buddhism would have started as a plain faith. Sort of like early Christians would have been confused by the wealth and ritual of the medieval church. I believe Buddhism states that desire is the source of all suffering.

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