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Why is Buddha the Path
    #4609663 - 09/01/05 08:05 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Why are so many people on this board drawn to buddha? For the longest time I have some sort of inner connection (which i cannot explain) with buddhism in general. I know very little about buddhism and would like to experience more of the teachings. Where is a good place to start?

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Re: Why is Buddha the Path [Re: aig]
    #4609871 - 09/01/05 08:59 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I like to recommend Ram Dass's books...he used to be a prof. at Harvard (friends with Leary) and he became attracted to Buddhism, and I find him to be rather articulate.

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Re: Why is Buddha the Path [Re: dblaney]
    #4609883 - 09/01/05 09:03 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i saw some monks talking about it. it was pretty interesting. It seemed much of their believes seemed to have some things in common with ego death.

They said thinks like they were taught that "there is no I".

There was a man who was able to walk through the wall, and when asked how he did it he said "I did not choose to see the wall, i was able to look through the wall, therefor for me, there was no wall".

thinks like that, pretty trippy if you ask me, i would love to get into it if i wasnt still in school.

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Re: Why is Buddha the Path [Re: chaospilot]
    #4610082 - 09/01/05 09:53 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

cant help ya there, i think people are attracted to the teachings of buddhism ?sp because it was a guy trying to reach enlightenment through himself and the divind like many of us at the shroomery do

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