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I Want to Become Buddhist

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    I know Buddhism is about finding your own truth,

    but I want some Buddhist friends and maybe even someone who can help me find my way in all of this. I decided to turn to Buddhism from being Agnostic because I felt so alone in my spirituality, sharing love is so beautiful and I want to share my love of life with others who...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    Choosing to Become Buddhist

    I want to become buddhist but am finding hard to make that come true. I know that to achieve this i must go to a temple to get a good feel about buddhism, but i dont have anyone to go with. I dont want to go alone because I dont like just going by myself. I feel like if i do this...
    latinsugar latinsugar 16-18, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2007

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    ...but You Already Are Buddhist!

    It isn't that you become Buddhist. It doesn't take work. Everyone is enlightened, but don't know it. Everyone has the ability to become enlightened, but few follow it. It doesn't take any special skill, just a change in the way of thought. I say this, but I don't consider myself...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    I Want To Become Buddhist.

    I want to become Buddhist because I believe that I am already enlightened, but I am in a bad environment filled with delinquents.  I am only 14 years old, and I do not feel good about my life being that I am stuck for 4 years in this place where no one listens to what I have...
    Realitist Realitist 13-15, M Nov 17, 2009

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    I'm Trying

     I'd really enjoy becoming a Buddhist. I really respect the religion. But, my mind is too clouded right now. I have to get to a semi-balance of peace, before I can start working towards Nirvana harder. I'm spending this time learning everything I can about the religion. I...
    Cooper1994 Cooper1994 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    I have some issues, mental health issues, I'm OCD, but my therapist has shown me a clearer path based on his Buddhist ethics, and it works for me! I am pursuing this ethic to help...
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