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Tiger woods was Buddhism
« on: February 21, 2010, 02:29:01 am »
Suddenly Tiger Woods become Buddhism again.

I have a lot of work to do, and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it. Part of following this path for me is Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age. People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist, and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I drifted away from it in recent years. Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.

http://web.tigerwoods.com/news/article/201002198096934/news/

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 09:27:01 am »
Welcome back, Tiger. May you be energetic in your practice, and may your practice generate much merit for you and all those who view you as a role model.

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 12:25:24 pm »
Human first, foremost, and always. He didn't build and then clamber atop that pedestal alone. Other Humans did that for him and are now reveling in his misstep and fall from above. Buddhist, Daoist, Catholic, Jew; none matter, but Human.
...i found there was no "i" anywhere.....

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 09:01:32 am »
wuih, out there like jungle

http://www.facebook.com/Tiger?v=app_2373072738

what i didn't like what right become wrong like apologie i think that are just right but out there like upside down like why he must apologies and be so long?

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 11:29:13 am »
Watching his apology it sounded to me like he was responding to the step which requires making amends in his 12 step program for sexual addiction.  Buddhism is not big on apologies, just not doing non-beneficial or harmful things again.

Buddha to Angulamala:  "The only way to stop is to stop."  "Planning to stop is not stopping."  "Talking about stopping is not stopping."  "Wanting to stop is not stopping."  "The only way to stop is to stop."  "Just as I have stopped in this forest and allowed you, Angulamala, to catch up to me, you must stop!"  (Referring to Angulamala's murdering.)

So, stopping his harmful behavior is what Tiger has to do for his benefit and for those who are affected by his behavior.  His ex-lovers are all going to want a few million no doubt.  If he and his wife separate she will get more than a few million I would guess.  These donations would fall under "making amends" in accordance with 12 Step process.  Also explaining to his kids as they get older why he did what he did and making certain that he carves out a significant amount of time for parenting them.

Hope all works out well for Tiger, his wife, and his children.  Also for ex-lovers, too.



wuih, out there like jungle

http://www.facebook.com/Tiger?v=app_2373072738

what i didn't like what right become wrong like apologie i think that are just right but out there like upside down like why he must apologies and be so long?


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-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 12:41:38 pm »
As an interesting side note, in what was described as a "brief interview," the Dalai Lama told the Associated Press that he had never heard of Tiger Woods  :lmfao:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20346109,00.html


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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 12:55:22 pm »
Ah, once again the Western media confuses the Dalai Lama as Pope of Buddhism. Tiger stated his mother was a Thai Buddhist, I couldn't quite decipher what type of Buddhist Tiger Woods claims to be.  The article described the Dalai Lama as:
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a major spiritual leader of the faith the golfer may use to help him cope with a sex scandal.

How completely insane, People magazine interviewing HHDL about his thoughts on the Tiger scandal,  and HHDL of course has never heard of him.

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 01:19:02 pm »
Yes, I found it ridiculous as well... especially the amount of press coverage related to his Buddhist roots in general.

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 02:39:15 pm »
When he gave his apology to his 'sponsors' I wonder if he thought a bit of purification would fix it, like a Catholic confession, as he suffered so horribly in his sexual addiction.

Isn't it funny how men have a 'sexual addiction' if they are rich enough. The poor ones are just cheats.

Tiger deserves our compassion, but I can't quite find the time in my unreasonable need to feel compassion for those who are starving, tortured, sick or dying.

Bring back the stocks. ;)

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Re: Tiger woods was Buddhism
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 05:03:22 am »
waah the discussion board in his facebook suddenly gone.
well if you look yesterday there evangelist in Tigerwood  discussion board.

 


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