curiosity-inspired-the-kat asked: Hello! I recently have developed a very keen interest in Mahayana Buddhism and would love to become of follower of the values, but I don't really know where to start (sorry if I'm sounding incredibly naive). Could you help me out? Or recommend me any books to read or sites to look at? Thank you!
Mahayana is one of the most liberally paths to follow, and I suggest anyone thinking about becoming a Buddhist to study this sect first.
A basic Internet search will take start you on the journey, also have a look on a website like Amazon for books, there are many, many books available.
Anonymous asked: over the past several years I have spent much thought on my spiritual journey. after doing my comparative religions study, buddhism seems to be the best match so far. can anyone tell me how to learn more(beyond a net search)?
Going to your local temple would be the best idea, monks are very willingly to share their knowledge.
Anonymous asked: What does it mean to be a buddhist
In simple words: to live with and in peace.
A Buddhist story; “Maybe”
Once upon a time a peasant had a horse. This horse ran away,so the peasant’s neighbours came to console him for his bad luck. He answered: “Maybe”.
The day after the horse came back, leading 6 wild horses with it. The neighbours came to congratulate him on such good luck. The peasant said: “Maybe”.
The day after, his son tried to saddle and ride on one of the wild horses, but he fell down and broke his leg. Once again the neighbours came to share that misfortune. The peasant said: “Maybe”.
The day after, soldiers came to conscript the youth of the village, but the peasant’s son was not chosen because of his broken leg. When the neighbours came to congratulate, the peasant said again :”May be”.
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thetasteoftemptation asked: Oh my goodness, I am so glad I found your blog! I am currently looking into Buddhism and am thinking of converting in the near future. This is so wonderfully insightful.