"Then again there is also the more advanced meditative practice of koans, which are purposefully illogical questions that people meditate on with a Zen teacher. (It doesn't work the same way if you try to do it without a teacher). It is a…"
"Again a lot of this is all a matter of semantics, but I would say that Buddhism is not really in the head. It's actually a very physical practice, in a sense. As far as philosophers, I do remember from school that there were many many…"
"One thing I forgot to mention- boddhisattvas don't just have to be certain concepts or images (i.e. like kanon or compassion). Another synonym of the same word is any being who gives up complete enlightenment so as to help others come to…"
"Oh sorry about your gender!
Actually you are right, about which countries Kannon changed genders. Sorry about that. :)
Hmm, I think that most of us who practice at the place I go would disagree that we are philosophical Buddhists. Philosophical…"
"Ok, I read this and I really felt I needed to comment on it.First of all, you are not 100% wrong, but neither are you 100% right. You can be atheist and Buddhist (of the practicing kind) without there being a problem.
Let me make an admission here…"
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