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Posted: 10/12/2005 6:19:42 AM EDT
Does anyone know of any good Buddhist reading material?  Buddhism technically isn't a religion, so I decided to ask here also as GD gets more traffic.  

If the mods decide to move this back to the religion forum then so be it.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:43:31 AM EDT
bump for afternoon guys.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:46:13 AM EDT
Well, Siddhartha is a fictional account of the life of Siddhartha Gotama, which has a lot about the principles behind buddhism, but I thought the book sucked.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 9:25:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 9:30:38 AM EDT
Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:12:40 AM EDT

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Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.



And some instead of being helpful act like dumb ass jerks who like to hijack, shit in threads, and try and pick fights where it they are not needed.

Buddist Reading Circle
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:14:08 AM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.



And some instead of being helpful act like dumb ass jerks who like to hijack, shit in threads, and try and pick fights where it they are not needed.

Buddist Reading Circle




Potty mouth!!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:15:53 AM EDT
{sigh}

From one of those evil Fundies in the Religion forum....

Try the Tao of Pooh as a good starter.

The Tao Te Ching is also a good one.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:23:52 AM EDT
Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 1:41:59 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.



And some instead of being helpful act like dumb ass jerks who like to hijack, shit in threads, and try and pick fights where it they are not needed.

Buddist Reading Circle

And some try to give friendly warnings, and have jackasses run their fucking mouths automatically placing a meaning on a statement that wasn't ever there, except in their own diluted mind.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 1:43:31 PM EDT

Quoted:
{sigh}

From one of those evil Fundies in the Religion forum....

Try the Tao of Pooh as a good starter.

The Tao Te Ching is also a good one.



Taoism may have its roots in Buddhism, but they are not the same.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 1:46:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:40:24 PM EDT

Try the Tao of Pooh as a good starter.

The Tao Te Ching is also a good one.



umm. those are NOT bhuddhist texts. They are Taoist. Note the Tao part in the titles?!
Despite what people think Bhuddhism is a religion and NOT a philosophy. Difference is it so different from All other world religions it is mistaken as a Non-religion.
Best thing to get is a primer about Bhuddhism to explain it's initial mindset.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:49:24 PM EDT
Here's a website I liked a lot.  It's designed for kids, but covers the main points pretty well:

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/secondary.htm

Buddhism as it is practiced is certainly a religion, in the sense that it tries to address the unknown in much the same way that other religions do.  The fact that it doesn't explicitly address the concept of God doesn't make it any less of a religion.

That being said, I'm raising my kids to be both Catholic and Buddhist (my wife is Thai).  There actually aren't many conflicts between the two.  I sometimes jokingly say that Christianity explains why we are here (part of God's plan) and Buddhism exlains why it sucks to be here (and how to end your suffering).

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:01:41 PM EDT
I did some looking around the web. I am going to have to write a paper on another 'religion' I was thinking Buddahism or Islam.

About.com links




Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Not a surprising statement coming from a guy who supports killing of innocent babies. ie:


Again, I also think that the vast majority of abortions are wrong
- Dusty_C

'Vast' is not 'ALL'. 'Vast' allows some....


Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Well, we are 'right' and everything else is 'wrong'.

Thanks, I take that one as a compliment.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:04:16 PM EDT
kama sutra?
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:05:01 PM EDT

Quoted:

Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Not a surprising statement coming from a guy who supports killing of innocent babies.


Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Well, we are 'right' and everything else is 'wrong'.

Thanks, I take that one as a compliment.




Ahhh, yet another moron absolute Christianist.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:07:40 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:

Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Not a surprising statement coming from a guy who supports killing of innocent babies.


Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Well, we are 'right' and everything else is 'wrong'.

Thanks, I take that one as a compliment.




Ahhh, yet another moron absolute Christianist.



<--count me in.


One of the most basic tenets of Christianity is that yes, there is one way, one truth, one life - His name is Jesus Christ.

There is no such thing as an 'absolute Christian'.

There are Christians, and there are lost people.


It is - black and white - that simple.



But that's another subject, for another thread.

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:08:41 PM EDT

Quoted:

Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Not a surprising statement coming from a guy who supports killing of innocent babies.


Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Well, we are 'right' and everything else is 'wrong'.

Thanks, I take that one as a compliment.

I'd like to see where you got that, I've stated several times that I'm anti abortion.  Reading, it's a necessity, not a novelty.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:17:21 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:

Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Not a surprising statement coming from a guy who supports killing of innocent babies.


Careful, a lot of people in the religion forum think it's a "christianity is right everything else is wrong" forum.


Well, we are 'right' and everything else is 'wrong'.

Thanks, I take that one as a compliment.




Ahhh, yet another moron absolute Christianist.



<--count me in.


One of the most basic tenets of Christianity is that yes, there is one way, one truth, one life - His name is Jesus Christ.

There is no such thing as an 'absolute Christian'.

There are Christians, and there are lost people.


It is - black and white - that simple.



But that's another subject, for another thread.




I don't hope you're wrong and die only to find out the Hindus were the only "right" ones....but it sure would be funny as hell.

arowneragain steps in line, is issued a sacred cow, a turban, and ushered into the "oh shit" pavillion with all the other Christians where it takes 25 years to get the bug-eyed look off his face.

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:18:41 PM EDT
Pick up some old Sgt Rock comics.

No wait...that was Budda Budda Budda.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:25:25 PM EDT
Re-Read my post Dusty_C.

Have a good night.

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:46:16 PM EDT

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And some instead of being helpful act like dumb ass jerks who like to hijack, shit in threads, and try and pick fights where it they are not needed.

Buddist Reading Circle



Some think any disagreement whatsoever is 'shitting in a thread', 'hijacking', or 'picking fights', when the term 'debate' is much more accurate.

Consider this, if I posted 'there is no god' in the religion forum, I would not view your contrary position as 'shitting'.  However, if you post 'Jesus loves you', and I respond that that is fiction, you cry 'TROLL!'.  
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:12:58 PM EDT

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Consider this, if I posted 'there is no god' in the religion forum, I would not view your contrary position as 'shitting'.  However, if you post 'Jesus loves you', and I respond that that is fiction, you cry 'TROLL!'.  



If you were to post 'there is no god' in the religion forum, odds are the thread would be locked and/or your comment would be deleted. It seems those who frequent that forum are rather thin-skinned...
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:17:45 PM EDT

Quoted:
{sigh}

From one of those evil Fundies in the Religion forum....

Try the Tao of Pooh as a good starter.

The Tao Te Ching is also a good one.



Uh Taosim has about as much to do with Buddhism as belief in Zeus has to do with Christianity.

And to the original poster, Buddhism IS a religion. It is philosophies like Taoism and Confucianism which are NOT religions.

However that didn't stop a bunch of retards from combining those philosophies with tennents of Buddhism and creating a few more psuedo religions.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:20:22 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
{sigh}

From one of those evil Fundies in the Religion forum....

Try the Tao of Pooh as a good starter.

The Tao Te Ching is also a good one.



Taoism may have its roots in Buddhism, but they are not the same.




More correctly, and you may already know this, Taosim is a reaction to Confucianism.

And while BOTH co existed with Buddhism they have little or nothing in common with, and can hardly be considered rooted in Buddhism.

Of the two, Confucianism would have more in common with Buddhism than Taoism.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:39:21 PM EDT
Thing I love the most is people belive this is Buddha
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 4:58:58 AM EDT
Thanks to all the guys who actually posted something useful in my thread.  

Steyr, I'm just starting to get into Buddhism, I'm actually only through my first book now.  I appreciate all your help.  

I'm going to request this thread to be locked.  I will just keep religion questions in the religion forum from now on.  hinking.gif
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:13:23 AM EDT
request
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