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  • Buddhism and the military.?

    Question by LessThanFour: Buddhism and the military.?
    I’m currently filling out enlistment papers for the United States Coast Guard, and have a question about the “Religious Preference” question.

    I consider myself a Buddhist, but am considering putting my Religious preference as Agnostic, because I fear they will look upon me as a peace loving pacifist, a non-violent objector, and one not quick to anger, to fight, to harm. While Buddhism does champion for these things, they do believe that evil exists, and evil does not belong, and there is

    For example “He who deserves punishment must be punished. And he who is worthy of favor must be favored. Do not do injury to any living being but be just, filled with love and kindness.”. I’ve even been looking up special sites about Buddhists in the modern day military. There are plenty of quotes that deem it fitting for an adherent to the Religion to join the military if that is his or her desire.

    However, do you think a recruiter, or an official in the military could plausibly stereotype and disallow a Buddhist from joining?

    Lastly, is Buddhism even an allowance for the answer? Can you have Dog Tags that say “Buddhism” as your religion?
    I’m not worried about being construed as a pacifist, and I am certainly willing to defend my country and the Constitution (both of which I hold in high esteem).

    In my letter, I even mention how great the Armed Services are, and how I’ve always held them in forth.

    I’m just concerned with how others may stereotype.

    Best answer:

    Answer by yote308
    Religious preference is not a issue in the military.
    When I was in the Marine Corps one of my best friends was a buddhist and it was just as important as the length of his left foot.
    Nobody cares what religion you are.

    Give your answer to this question below!

  • turning to buddhism?

    Question by cara: turning to buddhism?
    Would a christian be accepted turning to buddhism? Would I feel out of place in a temple?

    Also, can I just show up at a temple and say “teach me about buddhism”? or is there some other way I have to do to learn more about turning to buddhism?

    Best answer:

    Answer by The Seal Of Orichalcos
    I don’t see why any Buddhists wouldn’t make you feel comfortable in their temples. I’m pretty sure that they would welcome you with open arms. As long as you are respectful I don’t see a problem. I’m sorry that I can’t help you out any further being as I’m not a Budhist. I can only give you my opinion.

    Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

  • I am considering Buddhism?

    Question by Katie: I am considering Buddhism?
    what do i need to know about it?
    also, i’ve heard of “spiritual buddhism” which i believe would be appropriate for me, i am looking not for religion, but guidance and a wholesome way of life.

    Best answer:

    Answer by J.T. J
    Why are you window shopping for a religion if spirituality is suppose to be about finding out the truth? You don’t need a lable to figure the truth out. You simply need enough curiousity to chase it down. Adorning yourself with a bunch of rituals and titles and austerities just wastes your precious time.

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  • Ladakhi daughter & mother smiling in brown wool chubas, bright shirts, Dharma bag, advanced practicioner’s mala, and red ritual blindfold. In Boudhi, Western Archaic Tibetan, mom said you should take our picture, Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Nepal

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    Tashi Paljor laughing, wearing an adi and blessing cord, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudhnath, Kathmandu, Nepal

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    Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, from the top of the Guesthouse, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

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