Where Science and Enlightenment Collide

What is Buddhism?

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Speaking from my own views and thoughts, Buddhism is a faith based on individual experience and responsibilities, there for there is never one easy or simple answer. Instead the focus is not on what others think, but rather what the individual thinks.

Buddhism is also a community based faith, The Dalai Lama says it best when he says “I am but a simple Buddhist monk!” Everyone can be come enlightened and every person you meet can be your teacher. You are also solely responsible for your experience in this existence, you have to do the work.

Buddhism teaches us as we indulge our desires we increase our suffering and frustration with this existence.

But most importantly Buddhism is a faith based on getting out of your own self, and into the world around you, living your life not for yourself, but for your community. For Buddhism believes that true happiness is found not by living for your own benefit but for the benefit of others.

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