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becky62
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Interest

Postby becky62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:27 am

Hi my names Rebecca.
I'm currently doing a study of religion assignment and i have chosen to do buddhism. I need to conduct an ethnography and interview an adherent of the buddhism religion in relation to the ethical issue of poverty. I was wondering if anyone was interested in helping me out?
muchly appreciated :D

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Re: Interest

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:34 am

Greetings Rebecca

We get many requests from high school to post-graduate students.
Perhaps before anyone responds you can tell us a little more about what you are studying and where you are studying.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Interest

Postby becky62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:00 am

yeah sure. I'm from a Catholic school in Australia doing an assignment in religion. We have been asked to investigate the extent to which the views of adherants in relation to the issue (I have chosen poverty) align with their religion's ethical code.

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Re: Interest

Postby becky62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:03 am

It was suggested i put the questions up on my thread so here they are for those interested :) :

What is your occupation?

What is your ethnic background?

How long have you been practicing Buddhism for?

Do you attend services for your religion? If so how often?

What is your knowledge of poverty?

In your opinion, how do you feel about poverty?

Is this influenced by Buddha’s attitude in the approach to poverty and in saying this do you agree or disagree with the stance?

Can you justify this further?

Do the teachings and scriptures of Buddha influence your viewpoint?

Does your personal life affect your views on poverty due to family values, career or a particular incident?
Are there any points in which you disagree on the religions viewpoint on poverty?

Do you recognise and identify your religions ethical code?

What do you, from your understanding, believe this is?

Does the ethical code align Buddhist views and values on poverty?

If so, how do you feel the issue should be approached, considering the values and ethical code.

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Re: Interest

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:04 am

Hi Rebecca,
Please indicate the name and location of your school.
Thanks

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Interest

Postby becky62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:05 am

Trinity College Beenleigh, Brisbane

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Re: Interest

Postby alan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:27 am

Hi Becky
Can you offer a good reason why we should do your homework for you?

If you develop an interest in Buddhism and want to discuss it, fine. But please don't assume you can go here and data mine.

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Re: Interest

Postby becky62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:50 am

Its not getting anyone to do my homework for me. im doing an ethnography of how a buddhist feels about poverty which i then develop into an essay which is produced as a multi modal. If you had no interest in helping me answer some questions then you dont have to comment. I'm looking for someone who will genuinely help me. And i do have an interest in Buddhism but i can not interview myself.

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Re: Interest

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:52 am

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Interest

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:53 am

Greetings Becky,

Nevermind Alan, he'd be the first to admit he can be a little curt sometimes. 8-)

I'll look at answering these questions soon, but don't have time just at the minute, and they seem quite detailed.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: Interest

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:55 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Interest

Postby becky62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:00 am

Thank you so much!
I appreciate your kindness and time greatly :)

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Re: Interest

Postby becky62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:01 am

I understand some of them are indepth and thats what we were suppoed to do. apply open and closed questions so they can be further justified and explained further

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Re: Interest

Postby alan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:09 am

This is a good place to be if you are interested in Buddhism. Much more interesting than ethnography!
But--What response were you expecting?
"Buddhists say it sucks to be poor"?
I'd say most everyone agrees. If you are looking for an overriding philosophy on the subject of poverty, you won't find it here. That seems to be the realm of economists. Have you read Adam Smith?

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Re: Interest

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Re: Interest

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:38 pm

I think it is very interesting how Christian adherents research other religions in such depth. There is apparently one who had done a thesis on nirodhasamapatti! Amazing. I do find it mildly disconcerting as well, I must admit.

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Re: Interest

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