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What makes one a Buddhist?

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What makes one a Buddhist?

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:50 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

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

Postby Gazelle » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:06 am

What I'm trying to say is, just because someone says they are a 'Buddhist' does that make them a Buddhist? I would think observing their actions over many years would give you a clue to the validity of their associating with being a Buddhist. Do all these people follow the 5 precepts? Would it be fair to say you would at least need to be following the 5 precepts to even be considered a Buddhist? :smile:

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What makes one a Buddhist?

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:10 am

As I said, please feel free to start a new thread on this particular tangent that interests you rather than drag this thread off-topic.
It will be greatly appreciated.
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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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Re: Super Famous Buddhists

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