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. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)


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