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By whatproject - / Thursday 24 September 2009 09:50 / United States
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You should've just gone to the ceremony. Could've been a good experience. OR if you really didn't want to go, they would probably understand if you just told them. Buddhists are generally understanding people.

Next time, try creating a slightly less outlandish lie. Like, you have to attend the G8 Summit that day, or "I'm sorry, that's my Nude Day". Nude Day always works ;)

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Next time, try creating a slightly less outlandish lie. Like, you have to attend the G8 Summit that day, or "I'm sorry, that's my Nude Day". Nude Day always works ;)

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Eh I'm Buddhist and I see no reason as to why the nude day excuse would work. I mean c'mon what is your nakedness going to change anything? Hell no :o

You should've just gone to the ceremony. Could've been a good experience. OR if you really didn't want to go, they would probably understand if you just told them. Buddhists are generally understanding people.

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this. it would be better to go and experience something new and *gasp!* maybe even learn something, but if you're that averse to it, there's no reason not to say "that's okay, buddhism's not really my thing," or hell, say you'd love to but you won't be available that day. the more specific an excuse is, the more likely that it's a lie.

YDI for stealing George Costanza's fake profession! OK, it was Marine Biologist, but that's close. The sea was angry that day, like an old man returning soup...

That sucks... we've all had a white lie catch up with us. lol hopefully you at least are an oceanographer, though. But yeah, I gotta agree. either be more straight forward "Thank you for the invitation, but I won't be able to make it" or just go. Never hurts to make an appearance somewhere. :) But I agree, that does suck to be called out on somethin like this.

say the project was put on hold and you'll go to the ceremony. watch free willy to study up on your whales tho. he'll want to talk shop...

How is she being racist? Religion has nothing to do with race :P And not everyone wants religion shoved down their throat, tho IMO Buddhism is the better religions as there is no actual god to worship or pray to. I think OP handed it quite well, despite the fact that she got caught up in her lie.

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It's also an integral part of paganism, which didn't stem from Hinduism. But who knows where the Buddhist idea came from?

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Buddhism eveolved out of Hinduism, much the same way that Christianity and Islam stem from Judaism. Karma is one of many concepts that carried over from Hinduism to Buddhism.

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According to history, Buddhism mainly came from Siddhartha Guantama, but has had other influences and has several different sects. Karma as is used in Buddhism, but the actual word is used a bit differently and the concept of karma is a bit different then we use it today. OP's use of the word in comparison to buddhism is not correct as karma will cause building in the mind assisting the path to Nirvana, not necessarily good things happening to you because you do good, but you become good because

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1) Yes, and Guantama Buddha was an Indian Prince, and part of Hindu society, much like Jesus was part of Jewish society. The influences of Hinduism on Buddhism are quite apparent, just as the influences of Judaism on Christianity are quite apparent (hence my earlier comparison). 2) While there are some small differneces in the way Hindu's and Buddhists use Karma, it does not mean that if you do good things then good things will happen (or vice versa) to either. Karma is related to action

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Karma does stem from hinduism and is also a part of buddhism BUT it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS What goes around comes around != Karma Karma decides what you will reincarnate as. OP would have experienced bad karma if she had lied about this and then had reincarnated as a republican or something.

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