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
very cool. very hep.
Sorry, I mean is it the Alan Watts video or the Dalai Lama quote you're calling hep?
I'm guessing both. :)