Are there any Buddhists in the house?

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  1. Eyescream

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    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.
     

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    Apparently the Mahayana flavor has a lot of analogues to Hinduism.
     
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    Consider that Buddha was an Indian...:whistling:
     
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    Yeah. Funny old world, huh?
     
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    I just can't picture Siddhartha running around going "woo-woo-woo-woo-woo" with a tomahawk in hand.

    ;)
     
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    Dots or feathers?
     
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    Sorry. I forgot about the dots.
     
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    Wear nothing but a saffron robe. Blend in.


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    I could. I'm already bald!
     
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    What is the proper etiquette regarding tipping the temple cheerleaders?

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    Ones. And wait for them to approach you so you can tip them properly.