I Am Interested In Buddhism

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    I want to take a piece of every religion

    that makes me feel safe and good and practice that. I'm so interested in Buddhism cause of all the meditation and focus thinking.
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    2 Responses May 23, 2015


    I have described myself as a Buddhist for over five years now, but I seem agnostic to many. I am a student of the Theravada tradition, but there are aspects, like the apparent sexism within I don't really like. I have read a lot of work, words, on the Buddha and what he taught...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2013

    I think Buddhism is an incredible way of life.

    I, like many others, do not view it as a religion but an ideology.
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 27, 2015


    Truth Unsatisfactoriness and suffering exist and are universally experienced. The Second Noble Truth Desire and attachment are the causes of unsatisfactoriness and suffering. The Third Noble Truth There is an end to unsatisfactoriness and suffering. The Fourth Noble Truth...
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    3 Responses Feb 14, 2015

    The Wisdom of Ajahn Chah

    Ajahn Chah (1918~1992) was a teacher of the Theravadan Tree Forest tradition. He was considered to be one of the great Buddhist masters of our modern age. Here are some quotes and teachings attributed to him: "There are people who are born and die and never once are aware...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace
    46-50, M
    13 Responses Jul 23, 2008

    Chapter: The World Is On Fire

    thewayIam thewayIam
    31-35, F
    Nov 14, 2012

    Only starting to read up on Buddhism.

    Like it so far seems to make sense how is your experience with it ?
    Jim2005c Jim2005c
    31-35, M
    Feb 27, 2015

    Prince Siddharthur Gautama gave up his

    privileged life and embraced the life of an aesthete. He wore rags, and begged for his meals. He taught those who would listen to him to question everything. Enquire into everything you are told, so that you test out what you hear. It is a wise thing to question life, because...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    The Answer To Life And Death Is Simple.....

    ~~~~ "The answer to life and death is simple. It rests in the palm of my hand. Watch." He threw the dust into the air; it remained suspended like a murky cloud for a second before the breeze carried it away. "Consider what you just saw. The dust holds its shape for a...
    NobodyParticularly NobodyParticularly
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Jun 7, 2013

    I met a few people in my neighbourhood

    who passionately blame the society we are living in for how selfish people are, and how materialistic people have become, especially in a city like London. I told them that Buddhism is strictly based on cause and effect, and that the environment you live in is also based on...
    lotushiro lotushiro
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I love the mindset of Buddhism understanding

    the nature of the mind the practice of meditation I think once I really start to practice my life will improve zen fold!
    Wonderinsoul Wonderinsoul
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    "All beings want to live a happy life,

    but only humans have the ability to analyze its causes. Although the mind is fundamentally pure, when we develop anger, attachment or even compassion, the mind seems to be suffused with that emotion. Anger is a disturbing emotion based on a wrong view, the misconception that...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    The Cycle of Rebirth Karma plays out in the

    Buddhism cycle of rebirth. There are six separate planes into which any living being can be reborn -- three fortunate realms, and three unfortunate realms. Those with favorable, positive karma are reborn into one of the fortunate realms: the realm of demigods, the realm of gods...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    Something Buddha Said The Other Day...

    “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” ~ Buddha Human-beings are great creators; we craft from thin air the articles and verbiages of said articles that we need to sustain...
    saintj saintj
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2013

    I've been researching Buddhism

    for a while now, Im ready to incorporate it in my life.
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    Handling Emotions (Either Sad Or Happy Ones)

    Usually people lose themselves in a strong emotion and become overwhelmed. That is not the way to handle emotion, because when that happens you are a victim of emotion. In order not to become a victim, breathe and retain your calm, and you will experience the insight that an...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    I'm not to knowledgable on Buddhism

    yet what I've found is that the things I have learned about link with my own ideas I had before discovering this religion :)
    smileeverymorning smileeverymorning
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2014

    Hi^^ i was a monk in Thailand.

    my English is poor .lol
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    2 Responses May 25, 2015

    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (by Shunryu Suzuki)

    People say that practicing Zen is difficult, but there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to sit in the cross‑legged position, or to attain enlightenment. It is difficult because it is hard to keep our mind pure and our practice pure in its...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace
    46-50, M
    31 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    I am having a very trying time with doing away

    with attachments. Especially with my own ideals. Any advice?
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    Changed My Life

    Not all that long ago, I was in the gutter - addicted to drink and drugs, I self harmed regularly. My life was **** - I thought I was ****. I just wanted to die. Thought the world would be a better place without me. One day I picked up a book about Buddhism and how to meditate...
    zipster1 zipster1
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2012

    For those of you who are Buddhist,

    do you also practice Bushido?
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    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    What you think, you become.

    What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
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    2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    I have found much comfort in Siddhartha

    Gautama's teachings, especially his pictorial biography. I feel that I have been identifying more with Zen Buddhism, though. I absolutely love meditating and the peace and tranquility that comes with following the Buddha's teachings of loving and accepting all that enter and...
    treasureforever treasureforever
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014
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    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    Experience Project 'Attaining the life

    conditions of Buddha' means that activate the power of our internal Buddha through practicing the essential law of Buddha, which enable us to erredicate the cause of sufferings, Karma. The essential law of Buddha will practically transform our cause of suffering like turning...
    lotushiro lotushiro
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    I've explored and immersed myself in a few

    religions in the past dozen years. Buddhism to me is philosophy, psychology, and experiential. It is not a faith religion, if it's even a religion. Yet Buddhism has many variations. Probably in some eastern countries it is a religion. I have found a home in Tibetan Buddhism, and...
    ZhivagoAtHeart ZhivagoAtHeart
    66-70, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014
    leveraldo8 leveraldo8
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Tell Me About It...

    I realize how little anyone knows about different religions.  maybe if we could all take some time to get to know each other better, we may find we have some common ground and maybe we can get on with our lives.  I know so little of Buddhism.  If there is a...
    alobar alobar
    36-40, M
    10 Responses May 29, 2007

    The Buddha's Five Remembrances

    This was offered by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Plum Village Chanting Book (Parallax Press, 1991): I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old. I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape ill health. I am of the nature to die...
    jenbeat jenbeat
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Beautiful, soothing to the soul, and it touches me deeply. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. Viewing...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Jun 17, 2012

    Reading, studying and talking about Buddhism

    with other non-Buddhist has its merits, but I wish I could experience Buddhism with Buddhists.
    padraig17325 padraig17325
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2015

    I am just beginning to look into this.

    I'm searching for happiness!
    merrittcat12 merrittcat12
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    what you think,you become.

    what you feel,you attract.what you imagine,you create :)
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    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    Buddhism teaching is strictly based on 'Cause

    and Effect'. There are no random incidents exist in this universe. Where we born, under specific parents with specific country, what kind of health condition, personality etc..., all these elements of each person's identity are the result of something we've done in the previous...
    lotushiro lotushiro
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    The meaning of true love.

    By David G Arenson ND http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/01/the-meaning-of-true-love-from-a-buddhists-perspective/ Did you ever fall in love with someone? I did. Love and longing can drive anyone to perpetually clinging to an object of desire, with no end in sight—a need...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    It all started from my own personal struggles

    and being judged as a child. For a long time I looked down to myself, but as I was a little bit older I started to understand it is no big deal, after all everyone goes through pain. You may ask how does all this thoughts come from? Everything started by deep reflection. I...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2014

    The paradox of our time is

    that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints We spend more, but we have less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families. More conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense More knowledge, but less judgement...
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    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    Although I am no Buddhist I like the teachings

    of the Buddhism a lot and I try often to follow them in my daily life.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    I Lived In a Zen Center For a Few Years

    There are many forms of Buddhism. They differ considerably. Some are more like a religion. Others are more of a practice. I lived in a Zen Center for a few years. I can tell you about that. All belief systems are interpreted through the eyes of the individual practitioner. To me...
    internalarts internalarts
    1 Response Aug 7, 2007

    The mind is everything.

    What you think ,you become
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    3 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    The Buddha Is Cool

    One of the many things that impresses me about Buddhism is that I'm not forced just to rely on faith as my method of determining the truth. I can actually consider things like evidence, use critical thinking.  I also like that there is no concept that anyone who doesn't believe...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2012

    Hi anyone know of a good single source of good

    quality information relating to the philosophy of Buddhism i.e. Website
    Jim2005c Jim2005c
    31-35, M
    Feb 28, 2015

    I don't know much about Buddhism can someone

    tell me some stuff about it?
    Chloe1o Chloe1o
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    I myself, follow Buddhism.

    A lot of people always ask me... "How can you be into Buddhism? You're a Christian." Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or 'way of life'. It is a philosophy because philosophy 'means love of wisdom'. Buddhism can be summed up as leading a moral life...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2015
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