Buddhist or not - poll

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Am I a Buddhist?

I consider myself a Buddhist.
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I do not consider myself a Buddhist.
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Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Will » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:12 pm

Voters may change their vote.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Lotus_Bitch » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:47 pm

Whooo! First vote for no!!!!
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Wesley1982 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:17 pm

I voted "not" because I'm still new to the world of Buddhism but am Buddhist friendly & receptive.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby jundo cohen » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Buddhist.

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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Jikan » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:08 pm

I identify as a Buddhist.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Buddhist! Like yah didn't know!
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby dharmagoat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:10 pm

Buddhist here too. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:44 pm

I'm a nudist
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby dharmagoat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:46 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:I'm a nudist

Darn, I didn't see that option. I would have ticked it too.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:07 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:I'm a nudist
Looking at the avatar I wouldn't have guessed it. :tongue:
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:12 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Looking at the avatar I wouldn't have guessed it. :tongue:

Are you familiar with that flag ? (16 spokes not 8) :smile:
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:15 pm

Buddhist. That's what I'd say if you pressed me to confess, in any case. It's not an exclusivist identification, though.

When asked (and when it's OK to give the facts openly), I usually say I practice Buddhism. Unless I'm talking to someone who might know what Dzogchen is, in which case I say I practice Dzogchen.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:17 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
gregkavarnos wrote:Looking at the avatar I wouldn't have guessed it. :tongue:

Are you familiar with that flag ? (16 spokes not 8) :smile:
Actually, I meant to ask you...
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:28 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Actually, I meant to ask you...
:namaste:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Romani_people :heart:
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Wayfarer » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:12 pm

If asked, I say I am a student of Buddhism and practicing meditation in accordance with Buddhist teachings.

//edit// although I still retain some aspects of my Christian background, and also have an affinity with Platonist philosophy.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Leo Rivers » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:04 am

I am a Buddhist. Although I may fail a "What makes you not a Buddhist" test.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:16 am

Buddhist, definitely not a nudist; I like my clothes on and I like to see it on others too.

Mostly Theravada, but like many features of Mahayana too.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:26 am

David N. Snyder wrote:definitely not a nudist;
:tongue: Your Natural State is Nude, dude :smile:
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:34 am

Kunga Lhadzom wrote: :tongue: Your Natural State is Nude, dude :smile:


Natural is not always good. :tongue:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalistic_fallacy

Just messin' with ya' don't take this seriously, just continuing the joke.
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Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:49 am

Isn't Buddha Nature Natural ?
"Your true nature is something never lost to you even in moments of delusion, nor is it gained at the moment of Enlightenment. It is the Nature of the Bhutatathata. In it is neither delusion nor right understanding." [Huang Po]
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