Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?

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Mawkish1983
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Re: Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:03 pm

I'm sorry you feel that way Nathan.

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Journey
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Re: Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?

Postby Journey » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:03 pm

genkaku wrote:
Just one thing ... maybe it's Buddhism, maybe it's Hershey bars. The label, whether used or unused, doesn't make much difference: It's the getting to the bottom of things that matters.

A Buddhist doesn't worry too much about calling him/herself a "Buddhist." True, you might not want to wave it in anyone's face (at a Christian revival meeting for example :)) but simultaneously, pretending to scorn labels is just a means of finding another label.

Just my two cents.


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Re: Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:08 pm

I didn't intend for this threat to turn so volatile. Is there any way I can ask the Moderators to close this thread now?

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Re: Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?

Postby nathan » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:03 pm

If that sorriness is an apology Mawkish1983, I accept it. I think you should carefully examine where attachments to, aversions to and identifications with labels inevitably leads us all and reconsider your intentions in keeping with that. I think we all should.
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?

Postby thecap » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:08 pm

Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?


Because. :anjali:

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Re: Why are there so many 'secret' Buddhists?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:26 pm

Thread closed at original poster's request.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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