Profile overview for silly_buddha.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

15 submissions to humanpix

4 submissions to humanporn

3 submissions to buddhism

1 submissions to Documentaries

1 submissions to abandonedpix

This user has so far shared a total of 27 links, started a total of 3 discussions and submitted a total of 81 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 225 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 278 and downvoted 0 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Syrian man cooks on a mortar shell [639x960], submitted: 7/2/2015 12:34:18 AM, 12 points (+12|-0)

I still hum loud engine noises even though I'm driving a real car. What childish things do you still do?, submitted: 6/25/2015 5:36:54 AM, 11 points (+11|-0)

NSFW: Guy hangs by his nuts, submitted: 6/24/2015 11:56:13 PM, 11 points (+12|-1)

Boy on a Schwinn bicycle, submitted: 6/28/2015 2:29:55 AM, 9 points (+9|-0)

A girl and a soldier exchange a flower [3081x2093], submitted: 6/26/2015 12:36:56 AM, 9 points (+9|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Don't Google "Skellow"!, submitted: 6/22/2015 5:32:58 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Survivor of the 2004 tsunami, submitted: 6/23/2015 5:16:32 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Khoikhoi tribesman of South Africa listens to the Old Testament in his native language [800x600], submitted: 6/24/2015 12:42:12 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

How To Meditate, submitted: 6/27/2015 11:56:43 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Dinka boy from Sudan and a Long Horned Bull [1000x1373], submitted: 7/5/2015 4:10:01 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Moderators of Voat, what is #1 feature you would like to see us implement? submitted by Atko to AskVoat

silly_buddha 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago

What would be the reasons behind this? In my mind it would encourage mod abuse by making moderators feel like they can bury a submission without the big deal that deleting it might make. It would also undermine the entire voating system of most popular=most seen.

How many sects of Buddhism are there? What are the differences in each group and which do you subscribe to? submitted by Count_Chocula to buddhism

silly_buddha 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago

I'm only answering this question because no one else has yet. I don't know how fast this verse moves so some one else may come along and provide a better answer for you.

Mahayana, Theraveda, Hinayana, Vajrayana, and probably other terms too are ways of classifying different approaches to Buddhism adopted by various schools all with many more individual names. Zen might best be described as an example of Mahayana Buddhism. There's a lot of overlap between the schools and to be honest if you're practicing mostly alone in the West there's probably no good reason to limit yourself to one ideology. Unless you're practicing under a teacher you'll probably pick things up from different sects without realizing it anyway. In my opinion the point of Buddhism is to rise above modes of thought that involve a need to classify and distinguish things from each other, though I think I understand where you're coming from, you're looking for a starting point.

To try and answer your question, generally Mahayana puts emphasis on understanding and Theraveda emphasizes practice. Tibetan schools I'm less familiar with but are related to Vajrayana and also Mahayana. Theraveda is common in South East Asian countries like Thailand, Mahayana is more common elsewhere.

Shunryu Suzuki is well respected in the West and was one of the first to write about practicing Buddhism in English. He talked about having a Mahayana Mind and Hinayana Practice, because different sects have different strengths.

Pope Francis Says You're Not Christian If You Support Gun Manufactures submitted by Doog to news

silly_buddha 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago

Making your name "fatpeoplesuck" is not... extremely Christian. I mean, you seem to be deliberately hurting people's feelings.

3 lowest rated comments:

Which group is responsible for the "Downvoating Censorship" copypasta? submitted by eggsnsausage to AskVoat

silly_buddha 9 points -3 points (+6|-9) ago

Maybe we should only be able to downvote 3 times a day or something like that. Make people really think why they're selecting a particular thing to downvote.

What is one thing you remember seeing in life that you cannot find any record of anywhere? submitted by DrDoctor13 to AskVoat

silly_buddha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

A quote from Bob Marley including the line "cut a man up". The elusiveness of it makes me think it's not even a real quote. Every time I search for it all I find is: "Rasta no abide amputation. I and I don't allow a man to be dismantled.".