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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Eyescream, Oct 17, 2010.
I discovered Buddhism through martial arts, so you could say that I'm more into the Zen aspects.
I have run across a lot of pretentious folks who call themselves Buddhists. Mostly advanced martial artists who seem to want to somehow enhance their credibility in their martial arts "resume'" (so to speak).
Personally, I found "my Zen" in martial arts.
I also like the basic philosophies of Hinduism, and made lots of friends in India, when I was there. I can see why George Harrison went that route. It's also a very peaceful and non-judgmental religion.
I've studied the major world religions a bit, and I've found that the Eastern philosophies tend to appeal to me more than those which arose from the Middle East (though the Jews seem pretty cool).
I do, however, have a soft spot for the LDS, who seem to be the friendliest and most practical Christian religion. I've yet to dislike any Mormon I've met.
The thing I like most about Buddhism is that one can follow the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, and still not have to "worship" anyone or anything.
Apparently the Mahayana flavor has a lot of analogues to Hinduism.
Consider that Buddha was an Indian...
Yeah. Funny old world, huh?
I just can't picture Siddhartha running around going "woo-woo-woo-woo-woo" with a tomahawk in hand.
Dots or feathers?
Sorry. I forgot about the dots.
Wear nothing but a saffron robe. Blend in.
I could. I'm already bald!
What is the proper etiquette regarding tipping the temple cheerleaders?
Ones. And wait for them to approach you so you can tip them properly.