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Nov. 3rd, 2007 | 04:26 pm
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posted by: sky_bluepink in anarkospiritual

last week, 6 tibetan monks came to my school to bless us and talk about buddhism. while i dont feel like i can commit to any specific faith, buddhism attracts me because its practice is not theistic and rather focuses on inner enlightenment. it was just a really wonderful experience to meet these people from a completely different part of the world and feel their light.

this community seems dead, but it has such a good concept, i want it to live again!

how do you feel about buddhism?

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from: r_monoxide
date: Nov. 4th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm not a practicing Buddhist myself, but I find Buddhist philosophy to be very useful for me. Not holding on to attachments and material things was very influential on my anarchist experience. Whoa that's some bad grammar.

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from: algizshield
date: Nov. 6th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
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I appreciate Buddhisms existence much as I appreciate a practical joke or instance of absurd irony. The joke is played by Buddha on 90% of his adherents.



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from: orpheus42
date: Nov. 6th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Actual Buddhist philosophy, as opposed to this kind of Zen-pop philosophy that seems to be very popular in the US, is worth contemplating, even though I don't necessarily agree.

I actually really like a book I just read not too long ago that's basically a Buddhist's perspective on Jesus, called Living Buddha, Living Christ.

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Paul Roasberry

Anarchsim and Buddhism

from: sad_sick_truth
date: Feb. 22nd, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
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I actually wrote a two part article comparing Anarchist and Buddhist ethics for an anarchist journal published in Tucson -- the Match. You may write the editor, Fred Woodworth, and request copies of issues 99 & 100. They are free; the Match survives (as it has since 1969) on the loyalty and contributions of its supporters. I, too, would like to see the theme of anarchism and spirituality explored and discussed in greater detail. If you or any other past contributors to this community would like to revivify it, I can promise I will be a regular contributor and participant.

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Paul Roasberry

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from: sad_sick_truth
date: Feb. 22nd, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Ever since I bought this damned laptop, I cannot type. Make the title of that last post read "Anarchism," not "Anarchsim." No, I'm not dyslexic. Just learned to type in the 1960's, before they even had electric typewriters, when you had to pound the keys like Franz Liszt playing the piano. Still, after ten or fifteen years, I'm not used to keyboards that spring into action when you simply breathe on them.

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Paul Roasberry

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from: sad_sick_truth
date: Feb. 22nd, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
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And oh, yes .. the address of the Match is: P.O. Box 3012, Tucson, AZ 85702.

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