What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You?

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ROHN PARSONS

Free-lance generalist in the process of moving back to Japan with his family
Charlotte, North Carolina

"Some friends and I were discussing Tricycle, Buddhism, etc. I was asked, 'What does being a Buddhist mean to you?' Here are some of our contributions.

'Not staking a claim of being a Buddhist but rather simply being a Buddha-Dharma sympathizer.'

'Nonsectarian appreciation and attempted application of the teachings learned thus far.

When sitting, responsibility rests in the lap. Otherwise it rides on the shoulders.'

'Wood comes from trees'.

'Not believing in or necessarily wishing for a speculative "next life" but doing what I can with it NOW!'

'22 years of study so far...so what?'

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