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    Well, it allowed me to remove bad sticky feeling....

    Well, it allowed me to remove bad sticky feeling. and I am now working on shooting my immaterial fiber to an object to attain happy lucky feeling.
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    This book seriously changed my life

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0595094724/qid=1032802258/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-9099376-6567166?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
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    {i^(, Hmmmm. Yeah. I think atheism is just as...

    {i^(,

    Hmmmm. Yeah. I think atheism is just as strong a belief in God. It takes quite a bit of conviction to say that there is no god. So nihilism for you is a comfort? because what I'm thinking is...
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    Nexus, I think you make a good point though....

    Nexus,

    I think you make a good point though. Do I need my philosophy to be so complicated? ideally, no.
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    Not only can I promise you that, but if you...

    Not only can I promise you that, but if you become a Buddha, I promise you will make COLD HARD CASH. that's right, i said COLD HARD CASH. Did you know that as a Buddha you are entitled to ONE BILLION...
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    You wouldn't be hitting your thumb with a hammer...

    You wouldn't be hitting your thumb with a hammer all the time.
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    The Buddha cannot become unenlightened. If a...

    The Buddha cannot become unenlightened. If a Buddha could become unenlightened, what point would there be to becoming a Buddha?
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    I would say yes, because that is the result of...

    I would say yes, because that is the result of carelessness because your mind wasn't on the task at hand, but rather, caught up in the maze of distracting thoughts. The Buddha would not hit his thumb...
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    Apoweyn, Like I said before, I like Buddhism,...

    Apoweyn,

    Like I said before, I like Buddhism, and have been studying it a little bit. These are some of my ideas on karma and rebirth based on my interpretations of Buddhist teaching I have been...
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    Dreadnaught says "blah blah blah blah!"

    Dreadnaught says "blah blah blah blah!"
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    Re: Highlights from KotH's "Bobby Lama" episode

    heheheh. I wish I could've seen that episode.
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    Apoweyn, I think that your getting into the...

    Apoweyn,

    I think that your getting into the teaching of "dependent origination" in Buddhism. This teaching I think sort of ties together the ideas of karma and reincarnation, and teaches you how...
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    I agree. I think the story has more to do with...

    I agree. I think the story has more to do with our ability or inability to see reality. It's also reality that that flower is made up of microscopic particles moving around at high speeds, but we see...
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    I'm sure you've all heard the story about the...

    I'm sure you've all heard the story about the blind men trying to describe an elephant? One man grabs the tail and says" ahhh! the "elephant" is long and thin, like a snake!". another grabs the leg...
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    What the hell do they do with these guys when...

    What the hell do they do with these guys when they're done the program? I'm scared.
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    Well, the story is that Subhuti was the first one...

    Well, the story is that Subhuti was the first one of the Buddha's followers who understood the doctrine of "emptiness". There are teachings (one I think is the Prajna Paramita Sutra) which feature...
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    Right, obviously you have formed an opinion, I...

    Right, obviously you have formed an opinion, I was sort of saying that to everyone who might be reading it. =)

    I don't the story negates the fact that he earned enlightenment, he did earn it all...
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    Gautama was Guatama, he was a little different...

    Gautama was Guatama, he was a little different from Bodhidharma. Yes, Guatama identified the root of all suffering, then he travelled around for 40 years teaching people according to their different...
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    My Simon-style, taught exclusively at Temple Kung...

    My Simon-style, taught exclusively at Temple Kung Fu, is far superior to any other style. I personnally assualted 4 BJJers last night, right after attaining enlightenment completely randomly without...
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    Hahah, I'll study the master who says anyone can...

    Hahah, I'll study the master who says anyone can be enlightened, I don't want to believe that some beings are hopeless, I might be one of them.

    I think another point that started all this was...
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    Buddhism does involve faith, and you certainly...

    Buddhism does involve faith, and you certainly don't have to believe it, however, if you are interested in Buddhism, then you should know that that is generally accepted by Buddhists. even if you...
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    People in China over a 1000 years ago (i'm...

    People in China over a 1000 years ago (i'm ignorant as to exactly when Bodhidharma supposedly taught) lived entirely different lives than we do right now in the west. For example, they didn't talk to...
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    Re: Re: Re: Oh, I don't know

    Well, I think what I mean is that sure I may have an intellectual understanding of some concepts. Like I've read lots of books and stuff, but that doesn't give me an understanding. Even if you read...
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    Re: nonsense

    hahah, i think this thread DID get my riled up. anyways, I just love talking about this stuff, and even arguing about it.
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    i'm not trying to push anything on you,...

    <shrug> i'm not trying to push anything on you, you simply stated that you liked the pure land school. i was just saying that if you wanted to understand it there are plenty of books that explain it....
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