The Appeal of Buddhism (Jediism??) in the ModernWorld

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21 Dec 2009 14:22 #27190 by
I can totally understand where that one is coming from Master Garm.
I came from a Mennonite background when i was young,i have looked into Buddhism,which i too have picked up some choice tidbits for my buffet,my life has been a bit of a strange path up to this point which is why i am looking outside of the box for some kind of \"fit\"in the world. The Force lends itself quite nicely too my pattern of beliefs at this point,but I am kind of torn between buddhist and pure land rites.

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21 Dec 2009 15:15 #27193 by RyuJin
in the end that is all one can do...take bits and pieces from here and there and assemble them into something that makes sense to the individual. to rip a line from the movie \"dogma\": it doesn't matter what you believe, just that you do believe.

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21 Dec 2009 15:25 #27196 by Jon
Good point RyuJin. Not to believe in anything is like a void, there is no potential. And I loved that film.

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21 Dec 2009 15:30 #27197 by Garm
Just to clairify something, I am head of the Buddhist Rite for this moment, but I am officially a member of the Spiritual Humanism - Non-Religion Spiritual Path, hence the reason for my holocron being there.

I took the position in order to keep the Buddhist Rite alive until a real practicing Buddhist comes forward to replace me.

It just goes to show that no matter what or where we think we belong, in the end we are Jedi and we can do whatever, or assume whatever position that is necessary to keep all aspects of the Temple rolling along...

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21 Dec 2009 19:19 - 21 Dec 2009 19:23 #27203 by Jon
If everyone were honest that would be true of anyone in any religion. I could relate to Buddhism upto a point, the point where I was told that life as a whole is suffering, that Jesus Christ was a nice person but had not achieved very much since he did not practice Dharma, and that God didn`t exist.

...And Master Garm I think you are doing a wonderful job as Cardinal Bishop of the Buddhist Rite.

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