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Always wanted to do one of these threads but couldn't find a good topic till now! Ask away...

I might be a bit late in answering so I apologise in advance!


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Always wanted to do one of these threads but couldn't find a good topic till now! Ask away...

I might be a bit late in answering so I apologise in advance!


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What "branch"?
Mahayana, Theravada........ etc.?
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how come? what evidence is there of buddhism's 'realness'?
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Have you read the Petha stories? :lol:
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totally agree ... very disrespectful ...
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Oh I'm sorry, I genuinely didn't know that! I didn't really think that, since it was about my religion. Also I wasn't trying to mock the forum :/ Is there a way to move it?


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Oh I'm sorry, I genuinely didn't know that! I didn't really think that, since it was about my religion. Also I wasn't trying to mock the forum :/ Is there a way to move it?


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Make a mockery of the other forums? Lol, a mod will move it. Don't get why people need to fuss so much.
Why did you become a buddhist?
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Make a mockery of the other forums? Lol, a mod will move it. Don't get why people need to fuss so much.
Why did you become a buddhist?
Thank you

Well, I was born into a Buddhist family really and I have no interest in converting religions because I prefer Buddhism out of all of them.


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What "branch"?
Mahayana, Theravada........ etc.?
Theravada


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how come? what evidence is there of buddhism's 'realness'?
Well it's all down to faith really. I won't be able to prove if buddhism is real as you say!


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What's your country of origin?
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Have you read the Petha stories? :lol:
I will look this up later because I don't know if I read them. Not really sure...


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What's your country of origin?
Sri Lanka


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Well it's all down to faith really. I won't be able to prove if buddhism is real as you say!


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yeah but why buddhism and not another religion (or none)? how do you pick a religion without evidence being the deciding factor? 'eenie meenie miney mo'?
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Always wanted to do one of these threads but couldn't find a good topic till now! Ask away...

I might be a bit late in answering so I apologise in advance!


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Have you read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse?
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I will look this up later because I don't know if I read them. Not really sure...


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It's basically a bunch of funny stories, it's of Theravada buddhism. There's one story about a spirit, I won't say anymore and spoil the story. I know of them from my dad who is Atheist Buddhist(Theravada), but we're Indian.
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r u white
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I want to be a Buddhist, where is a place I can go for more information??
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yeah but why buddhism and not another religion (or none)? how do you pick a religion without evidence being the deciding factor? 'eenie meenie miney mo'?
Well, I was born into a Buddhist family first of all so I didn't really pick it. In my mind, a supreme being that created this universe doesn't make sense so I don't believe in God.

I do believe that are higher beings than us called gods (we call them devas) and they're in a better place than us but are still suffering. We pay our respects and we sometimes pray to them as well if we need support.

There was a time in my life where I considered atheism but I find the idea of devas not existing very difficult and a bit frightening.

I hope this answered your question.


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Have you read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse?
I don't think so! Is it a good read?


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