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Don't use Buddhism to become a Buddhist. Use Buddhism to become better at whatever else in your life you are doing already. ~Dalai Lama


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In Chinese you don't say I am a Buddhist. You say, I study Buddhism. 

Similarly, you don't say I am a vegetarian; you say I regularly eat vegetarian food.

Spelling it out:

  • I am a Buddhist = 我是個佛教徒 (nobody says that)
  • I study Buddhism = 我學佛

Buddhists also refer to themselves as "students of the Buddha" = 佛弟子

Or "I believe in Buddhism", depending on what region you're from.

The use if a verb or a noun really shapes behavior http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/proscial-voting-2012.html

Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water.

After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water.

Dalai Lama quote use Buddhism to become better at whatever else in your life you are doing already Imgur

Alan Watts by the South Park creators:

very cool.  very hep.

hep

hep/

adjective

  1. old-fashioned term for hip3.

Sorry, I mean is it the Alan Watts video or the Dalai Lama quote you're calling hep?

I'm guessing both. :)

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