Buddhism

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Thread Topic: Buddhism

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    Serge 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.
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    2kan 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.
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    Serge 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?
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    2kan 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.
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    Serge Advanced
    This explains it pretty well. Are you Zen, Mahayan, or Thervada 2kan?

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    2kan Advanced
    Not sure, maybe Zen? Which are you?
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    Serge 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?
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    2kan Advanced
    No, but I do Karate.
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    The Geek Expert
    stop trying for a mystic eastern experience
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    Serge Senior
    Buddhism is more than a mystic eastern experience to me
  • Tsanchan2 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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