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PostSubject: Buddism - Why Do They Bow?   Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:15 pm

From what I understand the reason why you often times see Buddhist monks bow to one another is because they are recognizing the inner potential god in us all, or at least amongst themselves. I've adopted this own philosophy and principal to my own beliefs but as Lunacin I need to eventually learn more so finding some books would be most helpful in learning about the Buddhist tenants.

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PostSubject: Re: Buddism - Why Do They Bow?   Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:59 am

whateve their particular reason, bowing to ANYONE at least who has not specifically done something to convince you not to, is proper. to show respect should be teh default way to interact with people.
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PostSubject: Re: Buddism - Why Do They Bow?   Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:54 am

Should be but unfortunately it is not a common aspect found in say oh America. It's a shame more Americans aren't more respectful of one another, their fellow man, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Buddism - Why Do They Bow?   Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:24 am

then the only thing to do is be such a way yourself and hope thatwhoever sees will take note of it and follow along.
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PostSubject: Re: Buddism - Why Do They Bow?   Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:00 am

You need to listen to Cruxshadows, Sophia my friend. That sums up just about what I do and what my general mission is. With that said, I try to everyday. Just people don't still understand because of ignorance. If that is the way they wish to live then I can't do a thing about that.

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PostSubject: Re: Buddism - Why Do They Bow?   Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:59 am

^_^ i do love that song. and yes, i know. we cannot change the way they want to live, but we can try to convince them with displays of how great it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Buddism - Why Do They Bow?   Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:25 am

True enough. But if they have to ask...I don't know. lol

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