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I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.
I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that's my religion.
I want to love all the children of God - Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist - everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism. But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life.
I like change. There's something Buddhist about it - continuous change is wonderful.
I'm a Buddhist.
I'm just the worst little Buddhist in town.
You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.
I don't know what religious people do. I kind of wished I'd been a Christian with the blind faith that God is doing the right thing. As a Buddhist, you feel like you have more control over the situation, and that you can change your karma.
Yoga has brought me closer to myself. It's helped me realize the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit, in the Buddhist sense of the word.
I've had loss in my life, and I like to think my mother's energy lives on in some faintly Buddhist way. I do find some comfort there.
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however.
My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic. I don't believe in man-made religions.
I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years.
I sort of believe that my voice was preordained; I'm a Buddhist who believes in reincarnation so I think that my voice is a few lifetimes old.
K. D. Lang
I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment.
I am a Buddhist, therefore I should not be collecting anything - however, I have a collection of Buddhas. I have a lot of them.
A lot of people believe that when you are Buddhist, you are the Dalai Lama. I'm certainly not.
Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.
A Buddhist or a good atheist is as acceptable to God as a good Catholic.
I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.
'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu.
M. Night Shyamalan
I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence on my life and encompasses my creative projects.
Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.
I'm a lapsed Buddhist like I'm a lapsed Catholic. I take it to a point.
I don't really go down one path. I wouldn't call myself a Buddhist, or a Catholic or a Christian or a Muslim, or Jewish. I couldn't put myself into any organized faith.
I used a lot of pancake makeup and a prayer, and a Buddhist chant.
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