So You Wanna Be a Buddhist

by The Good Reverend on May 20, 2004 · 1 comment

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I get this all the time:

“What religion are you?”

“Mostly Buddhist.”

“Cool… what do they believe?”

“It’s not exactly a belief system, it’s more metaphysics than worship.”

“Meta-what?”

“Nevermind.”

So, mad przzzops to Wes for this find – a quick and dirty introduction to Buddhism.  And now a Buddhist parable from the site..

A Buddhist master was once asked by a student, “Have you ever read the Bible?

“No,” said the master. “Why don’t you read it to me?”

“‘Do not worry about tomorrow,’” read the student, “‘for tomorrow shall worry about itself.’”

“That man was enlightened who said that,” commented the master.

The student read further: “‘Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks, it shall be opened.’”

“That’s great stuff!” exclaimed the master. “The writer of those words is very close to Buddhahood.”

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    Wait, shouldn’t you be The Good Monk?

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