The first Buddhist U.S. president?

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The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Post by Jechbi » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:05 am

Okay, this is obviously toungue-in-cheek, but still.

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Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:51 am

Obama is cool 8-)

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Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Post by Ben » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:13 am

Thanks Jechbi

I have been reading Once upon a time in America by Don Watson in The Monthly, Dec 08:" onclick=";return false;
Its an excellent piece.

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Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Post by christopher::: » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:47 am

Very nice! While i doubt he'll ever call himself a Buddhist Obama does seem to be more in tune with his Buddha Nature than most leaders on this planet...
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Post by DNS » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Obama may not be Buddhist, but apparent his sister is a Buddhist! ... f=magazine" onclick=";return false;

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Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:24 pm

That is really cool :toast:

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Re: The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Post by bodom » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:29 pm

I like the Obamas. Change is coming!

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