Buddhist or not - poll

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Am I a Buddhist?

I consider myself a Buddhist.
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78%
I do not consider myself a Buddhist.
17
22%
 
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Voters may change their vote.
May all seek, find & follow the Path of Buddhas.
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Whooo! First vote for no!!!!
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But only a few know how to dismantle [mental clinging].
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I voted "not" because I'm still new to the world of Buddhism but am Buddhist friendly & receptive.
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Buddhist.

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I identify as a Buddhist.
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Buddhist! Like yah didn't know!
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Buddhist here too. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths.
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I'm a nudist
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Kunga Lhadzom wrote:I'm a nudist
Darn, I didn't see that option. I would have ticked it too.
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Kunga Lhadzom wrote:I'm a nudist
Looking at the avatar I wouldn't have guessed it. :tongue:
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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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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.
To offer care and affection to sentient beings
In desperate situations who lack protection
Brings just as much merit as the meditation
On emptiness with compassion as its core—
So it has been said by glorious Lord Atisha.

Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche

If you cannot generate an altruistic mind, even extensive retreat will be of not much benefit.
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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...
:namaste:
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"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
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gregkavarnos wrote:Actually, I meant to ask you...
:namaste:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Romani_people" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :heart:
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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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I am a Buddhist. Although I may fail a "What makes you not a Buddhist" test.
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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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David N. Snyder wrote:definitely not a nudist;
:tongue: Your Natural State is Nude, dude :smile:
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Kunga Lhadzom wrote: :tongue: Your Natural State is Nude, dude :smile:
Natural is not always good. :tongue:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalistic_fallacy" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Just messin' with ya' don't take this seriously, just continuing the joke.
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Isn't Buddha Nature Natural ?
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