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Hi guys, I am Sariputta. I am originally from India and was born into a Jain family. Bauddha Dharma really fascinates me. I have a special interest for Buddhist history in India and SE Asia. I have the nick "Ajatashatru" in the DhammaWheel sister site.
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David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
Born a Jain? Cool, are you still vegan? I guess I better not use my gun emoticon . . .
Jains, or for that matter no other Indic religious practitioners ever practiced veganism. Jains traditionally don't eat roots (potatoes, onions, garlic) and don't eat after sunset. I myself tried meat but am a vegetarian.
gregkavarnos wrote:Welcome Sari!
Are you a practicing Jain or have you "converted" to Buddhism?
Eh...my almost devotional awe of the Tirthankars (I guess you can equate it to Hindu bhakti to Gods) will never go away, and I say with pride that the Jains had set the moral standard to a very high level. Having said that, for the most part I find Baudha-dharma (so far I have only read the Pali Canon and some Madhyamika) to be more practical and the best path for me to get out of this Samsara.
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