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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:24 pm 
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This forum is used by humans and can't be other than directionless.
Directionless is good and rich.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:46 pm 
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So... What keeps a Buddhist forum Buddhist?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:55 pm 
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Buddhists.
[Sorry, couldn't resist].
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:04 pm 
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Osho wrote:
Buddhists.
[Sorry, couldn't resist].
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Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? How do Buddhists keep a Buddhist forum Buddhist?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:14 pm 
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In a psychoneuroimmunological sense.
[We bore the malas off anyone else so they go elsewhere].

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Osho wrote:
In a psychoneuroimmunological sense.
[We bore the malas off anyone else so they go elsewhere].

:applause:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Buddhists are budhists when they do Buddhist things .In order to keep a Buddhist forum budhist they'll know that they will have to do Buddhist things

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Ooops missed your first Q.
A Buddhist is anyone whose speech acts indicates that s/he self identifies as such.
All the rest is just window dressing and daft clothes..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Osho wrote:
In a psychoneuroimmunological sense.
[We bore the malas off anyone else so they go elsewhere].

But what if it is the Buddhists that are getting the malas bored off them?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Bored!!!!
A Buddhist?
Obviously the wrong sort of Buddhist if boredom features.
Should be locked in a room and made to chant Nembutsu 'til they see sense.
That'd cure 'em.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:45 pm 
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dharmagoat wrote:
Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? ?

A Buddhist is someone who takes (note present tense) refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Om mani padme hum
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Sanskrit's subtler.
There's a present continuous tense.
Greek too..... the aoristic

"To keep on keeping on"
doesn't quite do it justice, but close enough.

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I'd like to keep this thread on the subject of board directions and suggestions plz.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:49 pm 
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dharmagoat wrote:
Ironically, considering my stance against mysticism in general, I am one of those that came to Buddhism via Theosophy and the occult, reading such authors as I. K. Taimni and Dion Fortune in my youth. Although I have absolutely no interest in these traditions now, I agree that their part in bringing Buddhist ideas to the West is an interesting topic for discussion, but wince at the idea that either Theosophy or the occult could have any relevance to Western Buddhism now.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:49 am 
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KeithBC wrote:
dharmagoat wrote:
Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? ?

A Buddhist is someone who takes (note present tense) refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Om mani padme hum
Keith


Om mani padme hum.
The difference of the joy of grasping mind, or the Joy in equanimity.

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