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February 24th, 2005, 11:27 pm
I have searched for this, but I'm not too good, so please feel free to point me in the right direction if a topic is already running!
I was given a book a few years ago by someone in the street about matter and anti matter, which I think was something to do with Buddhism (I'm not entirely sure because it wasn't 'selling' the religion). I was really intrigued by the theory in this book and was wondering if anyone can give me any more information about the beliefs that Buddists follow.
February 25th, 2005, 5:17 am
Here is a site that gives a bit of history on the Buddhist religion. I do not know too much about it. I remember reading a book on it in Highschool "Siddhartha" (spelling?) That site will atleast give you insight to their history, I don't think it went much into their practices though.
February 25th, 2005, 6:32 am
Buddhanet.net (http://www.buddhanet.net/) A good Buddhism resource.
Buddhists don't worship a god, rather they follow the teachings of the Buddha. Buddha was a man, who after years of study found "the middle path" and became enlightened. From then on he tought this way of life until he died.
The best explanation I've heard about Buddhism is from the movie "Little Buddha" with Keanu Reeves as Siddhartha Gotama.
Basically you have to think of your life and behavior as a guitar string. Too loose and no music can be made, too tight the string breaks, but just right and you can play a lovely tune. The same can be said for life, if you're too relaxed you make little progress, but if you're too rigid you don't enjoy your life. When a balance can be made your life becomes one that is not only fulfilling but you can enrich the lives of others aswell.
The site I posted is very nice and if you look here (http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/basic-guide.htm) they have a basic introduction to Buddhism.
The important part to remember is that Buddhism isn't really about worshipping a diety, but rather obtaining your own enlightenment. It's not really a religion but a way of life.
February 25th, 2005, 10:56 am
Thanks for the links - It seems like such a peaceful, tolerant, way of life! I feel like I need some sort of direction and this looks like a good path to take.
February 25th, 2005, 3:02 pm
I was given a book a few years ago by someone in the street about matter and anti matter, which I think was something to do with Buddism (I'm not entirely sure because it wasn't 'selling' the religion). I was really intrigued by the theory in this book and was wondering if anyone can give me any more information about the beliefs that Buddists follow.
I recall something similar.
These are related to anti-matter and dark matter. What is dark matter? The dark matter is the cause and effect. Everything you do, which is a "cause," becomes a dark matter in your internal Dharma realms. The anti-matter is the karmic force and karmic retribution manifested. You bark at people and that eventually will come back to you. That is the anti-matter.
February 25th, 2005, 5:30 pm
Yes thats sort of thing! Saying how black holes are the opposite of the rest of the universe and that there is another 'anti world' that you can get to by meditating. After reading it I was thinking about it for a long tme!
February 26th, 2005, 4:11 am
The correct spelling is Buddhism, after Buddha. Just thought you might want to change the topic title.
February 26th, 2005, 12:58 pm
Yeah, I realised that but unfortunately couldn't work out how to change the title! :huh:
Edit: found out how it works!
February 27th, 2005, 5:45 pm
There's a good site out there called www.religioustolerance.org, with information about pretty much every religion you can think of. It's pretty good for learning the basic tenets and stuff.
February 27th, 2005, 8:55 pm
Thanks Goldberry - good link!
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