Buddhist or not - poll

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Am I a Buddhist?

I consider myself a Buddhist.
61
78%
I do not consider myself a Buddhist.
17
22%
 
Total votes: 78

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dharmagoat
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby jikai » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:01 am

Buddhist...
"There are no seperate dharma's in the Three Realms. There is only the operation of the one mind."
"Whoever wishes to benefit beings ought to establish teachings that fit their capacities, expound the dharma in accordance with their capacities, and match the doctrines to them"

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby ram peswani » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:17 am

I reject Buddhism as a religion as it is normal practice around, So I am what I am by birth a Hindu.

For me Buddhism is a pure science and above religion and it is the basic nature of everyone of us to enquire who? why?

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby tomamundsen » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:55 am

I'm buddhist as a mofo. :guns:

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Simon E. » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:59 am

" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Lotus_Bitch » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:42 pm

Many meditators know how to meditate,
But only a few know how to dismantle [mental clinging].
- Je Gyare

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby pueraeternus » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:29 pm

I don't get this posturing. Seems like so much attachment to non-labels and aversion to labels.
If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true of false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.

- The Open-Ended Proof from The Panoplia Prophetica

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Grigoris » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:05 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby ground » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:24 am

Not, because impossible to consider my self :meditate:

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Grigoris » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:32 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Caz » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:51 pm

Certainly a Buddhist :namaste:
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.


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