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    Re: Ask a Buddhist

    Quote Originally Posted by Porpoise View Post
    With some insight into the impermanent and insubstantial nature of things there is a natural lessening of the tendency to grasp and crave. People often talk about this as "letting go", though it's not an act of will, more a result of insight, seeing how things really are.
    Yes, but to gather that insight, one has to chose to do so - free will
    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

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    Re: Ask a Buddhist

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Yes, but to gather that insight, one has to chose to do so - free will
    The choice involved here is to do Buddhist practice. Or not, as the case may be.
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    Once a woman, like the earth I gave;
    And there is in fact more earth than sea.
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    Re: Ask a Buddhist

    How do Buddhist get along with people with different religions? For example you're a Buddhist and I'm a Taoist. We'll reacted differently because of our different belief systems.

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    Re: Ask a Buddhist

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    How do Buddhist get along with people with different religions? For example you're a Buddhist and I'm a Taoist. We'll reacted differently because of our different belief systems.
    Generally Buddhists are pretty laid back, though personally I struggle with monotheists, particularly the fundamentalists. I also get frustrated with new-age types!
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