Buddhism

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  1. Blue Smarties

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    Now me being a soft arse, I normally get roped into buying rubbish from street sellers because they talk me into it and I feel sorry for them. A Buddhist group were on Market ST today and one caught me whilst walking past for a quick chat. He offered me a book about Buddhism for a read (VEDA, Secrets From The East) for free but I could donate £3 or £4 for the printing if I wanted as they don't sell the books because they're Buddhist's (he only mentioned this when I had it in hand!). So anyway, short story is I got roped into buying another thing from a street seller which I have a no use for.


    Anyway, having checked it out I think I'll give it a read. It actually looks quite interesting. Now I'm not someone for religion at all so I'll just be reading it to check what they're all about etc.

    Anyone a Buddhist or find that area interesting? Like I said, I'll give it a read... may aswell.
     
  2. BWTAC

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    I got roped in a few years back, same scenario, they give you the book, then ask for a donation. Mine was a Hare Krishna, did read a bit of it and to be truthful there was some sense in there, but i think you could say that about all religious documents.
     
  3. mammutly

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    Buddhism is a journey you will never regret starting.
     
  4. peoffrey

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    The book sellers are usually Hare Krishna which I believe is a higher form of Hinduism. They're often teeotal, vegan and have no desire for material items. It's not really a way to live in the modern world, IMHO.

    I'm not so knowledgable about Buddhism but I don't think I could look at a disabled person and tell them they're paying for sins committed in a past life.
     
  5. Balti

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    Buddhist barstards going round bombing people who dare to disagree with their religion ffs
     
  6. JULES

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    bit like going to coms really
     
  7. BlueSam

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    I keep toying with the idea of reading around Buddhism.

    I am totally atheist but from what I have read about Buddhism is agree with a lot of the lessons it teaches etc, still doesn't make me believe in reincarnation but I do still want to read more.
     
  8. johnny on the spot

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    I attend meditation classes at our local Buddhist Centre once a week. While I'm not totally au fait with the theology, it's a practice that is provenly effective in the treatment of hypomania and anxiety and helps me a very great deal.
     
  9. Kirkstall Blue

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    If I ever get the time it's something I wouldn't mind looking into, just so I'd know what it's all about and how it started.
     
  10. johnny on the spot

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    For those of you based in the Motherland, Manchester Buddhist Centre is very good indeed.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk/</a>
     

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