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Why I became a Buddhist?

A. E. Buultjens

Why I became a Buddhist?

A lecture

by A. E. Buultjens

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Published by C.A. Wijesekera in [S.l.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby A.E. Buultjens.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 94/03782 (B)
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p. ;
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1177943M
LC Control Number94163948

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But all too often we Westerners quickly get stuck on the idea of rebirth and the various cultural traditions that have become a part of Buddhism in Asia. I've been there myself - wondering if rebirth is for real, if karma is scientific, if Buddhism is rational, why I have to bow to a statue, and so on - . There are many interesting answers from Quora participants and from well-known Buddhist teachers on why they become Buddhists. On an individual basis, it would depend on your affinity in looking for answers to the problem of existence and suffering and a quest for spiritual understanding.

  My talk at 'Against the Stream / Buddhist Meditation Society' on becoming a Buddhist and what I learned along the way.   What better way to develop my spiritual practice than to ordain to become a Buddhist monk at the world largest temple: Wat Phra Dhammakaya. To submit your questions, book .


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