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Am I a Buddhist?
I consider myself a Buddhist. 78%  78%  [ 61 ]
I do not consider myself a Buddhist. 22%  22%  [ 17 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:30 am 
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Will wrote:
It is interesting the hoops people jump through to maintain distance from a group or maybe it is to strengthen one's individuality - beats me.

It's simple. A buddhist is truly buddhist when they declare themself a non-buddhist.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:01 am 
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Buddhist...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:17 am 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:55 am 
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I'm buddhist as a mofo. :guns:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:59 am 
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tomamundsen wrote:
I'm buddhist as a mofo. :guns:

What does that actually mean ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:42 pm 
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dharmagoat wrote:
Will wrote:
It is interesting the hoops people jump through to maintain distance from a group or maybe it is to strengthen one's individuality - beats me.

It's simple. A buddhist is truly buddhist when they declare themself a non-buddhist.

:lol:

IMO, when it comes down to it: If an individual accepts the basic tenets of the four noble truth's, noble eightfold path, the three dharma seals (or four depending on if you want to go by the four seals model,) dependent origination and the middle way (also rebirth and the twelvefold chain of dependent origination, mofo's!!)....Then they are practitioners of the Buddha-Dharma regardless if they identify with a superficial label of 'Buddhist' or not. The commonality between us as practitioners (I think) is just that.

We are children of the unsurpassed Dharma of the Conquerors; following in the footsteps of those who's aim was annihilation of suffering. The path as traveled by the Victorious Ones of the three times, I pay homage!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:29 pm 
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I don't get this posturing. Seems like so much attachment to non-labels and aversion to labels.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:05 pm 
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pueraeternus wrote:
I don't get this posturing. Seems like so much attachment to non-labels and aversion to labels.
Some like to sit, some like to stand and others like to lean...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Simon E. wrote:
tomamundsen wrote:
I'm buddhist as a mofo. :guns:

What does that actually mean ?

Apologies to those outside of the US. Mofo is an American vulgarism, short for motherf***er, that is sometimes used in a positive sense, similar to badass.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:24 am 
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Not, because impossible to consider my self :meditate:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:32 am 
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ground wrote:
Not, because impossible to consider my self :meditate:
Bullshit artist! :tongue:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Certainly a Buddhist :namaste:

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