Am i a Buddhist in the slightest?

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lawman
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Am i a Buddhist in the slightest?

Postby lawman » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:56 pm

Hi guys.

I'm new to this forum as well as Buddhism. I know nothing about Buddhism compared with you guys, but Buddhism does seem to me "to be a perfect way of life". However there are certain beliefs/practices that i'm not sure I can believe... such as rebirth/reincarnation. Also philosophy, science and knowledge are, what I believe, tools foe us to gain a better understanding of what and why about life. If I cannot believe this and feel like this, can I still be a Buddhist?

Please, please I mean to cause no offence to anybody, it's simply questions I need answering so that I can follow a path.

Regards,

Lee

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Re: Am i a Buddhist in the slightest?

Postby cooran » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:08 pm

Hello Lee,

Browsing this site may be helpful:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/

This book may give you food for thought and trigger more precise questions. Also - Please search for and read previous threads in this sub-forum on particular topics, so as to avoid repetition of threads.

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/whatbelieve.pdf

With metta,
Chris
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Re: Am i a Buddhist in the slightest?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:46 pm

Greetings,

And...

Introductory Resources
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Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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