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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cooran
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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
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Am i a Buddhist in the slightest?

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:46 pm

Greetings,

And...

Introductory Resources
viewtopic.php?f=24&t=148

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)


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