I agree more with Mahayana Buddhism than I do with Hinduism.
1. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
2. Hinduism (94%)
3. Liberal Quakers (92%)
4. Neo-Pagan (90%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (90%)
6. New Age (89%)
7. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
8. Sikhism (87%)
9. Jainism (87%)
10. Baha'i Faith (85%)
11. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/
I honestly have no interest in chanting Hare Krishna, yet I would take refuge in the Buddha.
Not sure whether this thread is funny or just plain circles going nowhere - or yes, both.
Seriously serenity509 - you don't agree 100% with Mahayana Buddhism, because one of the outstanding aspects of Mahayana thoughts is 'sunyatta' / 'emptiness' which goes beyond mere selfless of persons. Nothing in the Mahayana works if you reify any aspect at all
of reality. You might be closer to some Vaibhasika schools of thought , but I doubt even that.
"Would take refuge in the Buddha" doesn't work either without that premise, because one of the conditions is to completely accept what he taught - i.e. dependent origination+karma, the functionality of which depends on the lack of inherent existence. No inherent existence, no God (capital "G", of any shape or form, sentient or otherwise).
In Advaita you won't necessarily be chanting Hare Krishna.