Buddhism and religion

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Samanera Tris Andika
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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Samanera Tris Andika » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:48 pm

May i know why all of u choose Buddhis (sry if my engglish so bad ^^) :tongue:
"Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhitatta
Dhamma is Amazing ,Logic and we must proud

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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- Peter


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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Samanera Tris Andika » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:03 pm

:clap: :namaste:
"Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhitatta
Dhamma is Amazing ,Logic and we must proud

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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- Peter


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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Samanera Tris Andika » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:06 pm

i think be religius just for our way to do a good think , be a samana i can do a many good things and do a sila :anjali:
"Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhitatta
Dhamma is Amazing ,Logic and we must proud

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby clw_uk » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:04 pm

I have made another thread here viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1556 In order to help with this one


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Re: Buddhism and religion

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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:42 pm

In my household growing up, I really had it impressed upon me that religion is baaaaad. My father called it fantasy and fairy tales. I remember that my sister moved to Utah and she converted to Mormonism. She was afraid to tell him and she hid it for a long time. If I wanted to do a church activity or any religious activity, I had to do it on the sly.

When I was an older teen my father chilled out a little bit, and he said that I could do whatever I felt was right. But it's been my personal experience that when you grow up with these extremes, one way or the other, it's not ideal. My father was a physician and in my opinion, he worshiped science as much as any religious extremist worships an object of faith. And he was sort of noisy about it.

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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- Peter


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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:02 pm

Hi Peter,

Thanks for feedback about what I shared, I'm glad I made my point as it was intended.

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:59 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby pink_trike » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:01 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby pink_trike » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:44 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby zavk » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:05 am

With metta,
zavk

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby christopher::: » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:15 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby pink_trike » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:53 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.


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