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Posted by Fuath on 05.01.2008 at 05:33
i had a look for a thread about buddhism, but to my surprise i couldnt find any
if there is already one, can someone post the link here, and ill delete this one

im not actually buddhist, well i dont think im buddhist, although i share many of the same beliefs with this religion

buddhism to me is a religion, but i think it is more a sense of belonging, they dont really have one almighty supernatural being as such, but they do have something to worship

this is what i understand of buddhism, so yes i could be wrong, but i would like to know what everyone else thinks, does anyone follow buddhism, if so, which one, because i remember hearing something about there being two or more different "types" with different beliefs, though i am unsure

am i wrong? what does it mean to you?



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  04.07.2012 at 14:59
@axelx666: what is with and after the "other suffers for other gains happiness ? I mean from that, is Buddhist/Buddha pro that idea or not... or what they conclude from that thing realized... ? The thing interests me is how Buddha/buddhist behave in life with that "other suffers for other gains happiness.
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  11.07.2012 at 11:17
Written by axelx666 on 02.07.2012 at 04:12

I have a book (that i read) called SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.
this book details a punk rocker (brad warner) who became buddhist and in it he talks about buddhism (duh!)

now i for one am "pro-buddhist" to me buddhism is a mix of athiesm (they don't believe in a god) and hinduism (reincarnation) IN MY OPINION
i would love to be a buddhist monk to be honest, it think it's so cool. (other people say you would get bored after a while)


Hey, someone else who knows those books! "Sit Down & Shut Up" has really meant a lot for me. He really has some strong points. A very nice read. Also for the awesome humor, haha.

I do want to point out that Buddhism doesn't share the belief of reincarnation with Hinduism. I don't remember exactly if Brad also talks about it in "Sit Down & Shut Up", but he does in "Hardcore Zen". It's a misunderstanding in the western world that Buddhists believe in reincarnation.

Buddhists believe something along the lines that every moment in time is already there. So when everything is already there, one can impossibly die and reincarnate.

I'm not sure if I'd like to be a Buddhist monk one day. I do practice Zazen every day for some time already. And that helps a lot. But I don't think I'm that much interested in really everything of their ideology. For example, I'm too fascinated with psychedelics to just stop with those things all together. But maybe later, who knows. The idea that balance is what it's all about does intrigue me, I think that's the key.
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  11.07.2012 at 14:16
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Written by Twilight on 11.07.2012 at 11:17



Hey, someone else who knows those books! "Sit Down & Shut Up" has really meant a lot for me. He really has some strong points. A very nice read. Also for the awesome humor, haha.

I do want to point out that Buddhism doesn't share the belief of reincarnation with Hinduism. I don't remember exactly if Brad also talks about it in "Sit Down & Shut Up", but he does in "Hardcore Zen". It's a misunderstanding in the western world that Buddhists believe in reincarnation.

Buddhists believe something along the lines that every moment in time is already there. So when everything is already there, one can impossibly die and reincarnate.

I'm not sure if I'd like to be a Buddhist monk one day. I do practice Zazen every day for some time already. And that helps a lot. But I don't think I'm that much interested in really everything of their ideology. For example, I'm too fascinated with psychedelics to just stop with those things all together. But maybe later, who knows. The idea that balance is what it's all about does intrigue me, I think that's the key.






i'd love to read his other books too, but the nearest book store is a city away sadly, i laughed my ass off when i read the section about japanese book stores.lol
i'll have to see about getting a copy of hardcore zen and see what he says about reincarnation (and while im at it, his 4 other books.)
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"on olemassa asioita karmivimmat yönä olen yksi heistä."
" we are the new bucolic,we are the pulse of the maggots"
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