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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: SEARCH FOR AN INTERNET FRIEND TO DISCUSS BUDDHISM
vertical line Posted on Mar.05.2013 @ 09:12PM EDT by Dani13
Hello everyone! I'm a newbie in this site. I'm Dania, a Muslim girl studying in Malaysia. I'm studying a subject on religions and the course requires me to find an internet friend to discuss on his/her religion for a number of weeks (at least one correspondence per week). I thought finding out more on Buddhism would be interesting, so here I am! So if anyone is interested to discuss with me, please do email me. Thank you! :)
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Reply from Avisitor
Mar.05.2013
10:52PM EDT 
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vertical line What is it that you wish to know about Buddhism??
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Reply from *CSEe*
Mar.06.2013
12:03AM EDT 
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Perhaps Buddhism was never , is not and will never be a religion .......................but that my current opinion ...........

Thks

CSEe

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Reply from QuantumZen
Mar.06.2013
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vertical line Nietzsche said, that Buddhism is in no way a religion, the best way to describe it is as soul hygiene.
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Reply from *CSEe*
Mar.06.2013
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Quote: "Nietzsche said, that Buddhism is in no way a religion, the best way to describe it is as soul hygiene."
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To me , is perhaps the most logical explaination of all regards to any existance .......and is the only natural process of any existance not only human but all.............

siddharta had indeed break the secret code of all existance ...

thks

CSEe

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Reply from QuantumZen
Mar.06.2013
09:59AM EDT 
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vertical line It is the only self consistent theory of everything. There might be tons of theories (religions, science models, philosophical views) on reality, yet all come to circularities, contradictions or arbitrary definitions.
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Reply from nibble
Mar.06.2013
08:07PM EDT 
vertical line Hi there, there is similarities betwen buddhism and muslim faith, very much so as for getting caught up in desires and selishnes, as for muslim faith imo the focus is avoidance while buddhism is eliminating, but this might not be the right place as zen is a very clean variant of this path trying to releaseall bonds and connections even from the very words of buddha himself, while muslim is (maybe to much?) based on scriptures as for following rules and guidance in faith of it beeing in the right direction to God rather than "try and fail thousand times and figure out youreself" as many posters here are inclined to do. In reality zen is more "just meditate and focus awarness", and you might be more happy turning to a more "standard buddhism site" as for debating on a more philosopical level of doctrines, no direction is better or worse, just more suited for some people than others.
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Reply from the alan
Mar.10.2013
09:01PM EDT 
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vertical line Dania,
Welcome. May I suggest reviewing the content from the rest of the site for background on Zen and Buddhism. Take a look at academic information on Wikipedia as well. Write down what you want to know more and start a new topic here with your question each week to use as a "correspondence".

Al
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Reply from Dani13
Mar.11.2013
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vertical line Thank you all for the replies. I would just like to know anything about Buddhism in general...its to gain a better knowledge on the religion. Alan, thanks for the advice. I'l see about it. :) 
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Reply from sherwinm42
Mar.21.2013
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vertical line Buddhism is not meant to be a religion. It doesn't impose God o dogmas to follow, but gives instruction on how to enlighten one's life. Buddhism teach every person that believes in its Dharma or law, that they should experience to do good and not just know what is good. Most of all Buddhism also concentrate on action rather than theories. Buddhism said that to be in Buddha nature, which is innate to us, one should understand the Four Noble Truth and practice the 8 Fold Path
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Reply from football
Mar.22.2013
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Hello Dania.Buddha means "awakened one".So you can guess what Buddhism is.

I'm living in a Muslim country too.But I chosed the way of Zen.Highly recommended!

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