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01-17-2010, 01:04 AM
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I have posted this type of question in the Christianity section too. I was wondering what religion is right for me and wanted to hear from the followers.

What sect of Buddhism is most popular? major differences? Is there some text that I should get and read up on? How did you all figure that Buddhism was for you?
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01-17-2010, 01:36 PM
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can anyone reply?
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01-17-2010, 08:22 PM
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Sadly we don't have any buddhists at the moment on the forum. You can get the basics from a wiki page, but I'm sure you know that. Buddhism isn't my strongest subject, but if you have any questions I'm happy to give it a go answering them.
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01-18-2010, 11:48 AM
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I hope someone will reply, but I understand if there isn't many Buddhist on here. *bump
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04-13-2010, 03:25 AM
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Your question is for you, and for you alone to answer....but the one that works for you, is the one. You will just have to seek and find your Truth.

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04-13-2010, 09:31 AM
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In the event anyone is interested, here is one book that does a good job of laying out the basics (with some humor as a bonus) and applying them to everyday life:

What Makes You Not A Buddhist

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04-23-2010, 09:34 AM (This post was last modified: 04-23-2010 10:44 AM by lastmikvehlastDay.)
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http://www.accesstoinsight.org/begin.html


Want to be a Buddhist? Highly recommend accesstoinsight.org It can set you on a joyful path in shrineless 'Emptiness' to becoming a "Never Returner", in braking free of Karmic cycling. Who was a "Never Returner"? The site wont tell,.




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04-27-2010, 10:50 PM
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religion or non religion, know thyself, and you will know GOD

Does GOD matter ??


well technically only if GOD is matter ....



GOD
If all laws of the known universe apply to all matter ( everything in existence ), both organic and non-organic, then the following apply's.


matter = all matter is either

1 single molecule or
2 or more molecules formed together to form a duplicate, or a new element altogether.


LIFE - organic matter ( still matter, so must still follow the same laws )

then all LIFE is either.

1 single celled organism or
2 or more single celled organisms formed together to form a duplicate, or a new organism altogether.

( which Life is exactly that, so it follows the same rules.


The universe contains all of the matter that we know exists.

The universe also contains all organic matter that we know, and do not know about yet.



We know that living organic matter, can have a consciousness.

as far as we know, non organic matter does not have a consciousness ( and debating this is futile, as NO ONE knows )


If the universe is ALL MATTER, then well I guess technically it is SOLID.


so we are in one GIANT SOLID BODY.


we know we have consciousness, so by applying laws of matter, that consciousness would also fill the universe.


SO GOD is the consciousness of the BODY ( the universe )

just as " WE " are the consciousness of our body's, and so on, and so one

( AS ABOVE, SO BELOW )


universe: FINITE
INFINITE: the number of universes within our universe, and the number of universes we are within.

WHAT THEY SAY

big bang -- expansion -- ????


I SAY

big birth -- - growth -- death


as each universe ( dies ), another is born,


so the number of universes seems infinite, but a universe is just following the basic laws of life an death and rebirth, and so on , and so one.



TAKE ANY KNOWN LAW AGAINST THIS THEORY

physics, space, time, energy, matter, motion, gravity, etc.


If this THEORY can stand up to ALL laws, what does that mean ??





Just a thought.




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04-28-2010, 09:02 AM
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(01-17-2010 01:04 AM)aManWhoWonders Wrote:  I have posted this type of question in the Christianity section too. I was wondering what religion is right for me and wanted to hear from the followers.

What sect of Buddhism is most popular? major differences? Is there some text that I should get and read up on? How did you all figure that Buddhism was for you?


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08-23-2010, 11:08 AM
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The great thing about Buddhism is you're believing in yourself and you can free yourself from this entire system and become a so called Buddha through mediation. Therefore, everyone can be a Buddha.

It is a great religion because it allows you to made a "choice" because everything there is a "choice" and your "choice" causes some effects which eventually you need to learn how to let go. Some may ague, it is not completely a religion and more like a philosophy. Therefore, Buddhism is well accepted by many.

Hope this short description does help. Smile

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