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Rui Gong RELB 2100 Buddhism Becoming a Buddhist "The secret of Buddhism would be to remove all ideas, all theories, in order for the fact to have a opportunity to penetrate, to show itself." -- Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926- ) Born and raised in China, it sounds very common for me to become a Buddhist. Growing up seeing each of the royal Buddhism temples, august figure of Buddha and merciful Bodhisattvas, it seems that Buddhism is an essential part of me. Inside my mind, Buddhism resembles a pure lotus growing from the feculent muddy water; without being contaminated in any way, it keeps bringing its nice, uplifting, compassionate odor to the entire planet, making the world much better and clearer, just like a Bodhisattva. Although people may not turn into the monks or nuns, we can still become Buddhists, also utilize the wise teachings of Buddhism to purify our thoughts. In general, an individual may claim to be a Buddhist when he or she considers at these four myths: "all compound things are impermanent; most of emotions are pain; all things have no inherent existence; Nirvana is beyond concepts". By thinking in these four statements promised by Buddha (Khyentse 6), folks can realize the real significance of life and get rid of sorrow. Attempting to understand these four statements, I've seen the wisdom of Buddhism, so I became a Buddhist. And I believe as basic Buddhist, it's particularly important to understand the initial two truths entirely. To begin with, "all compound things are impermanent" (Khyentse 6). In other words, everything is dependent upon other things else, and everything is changing all the time- nothing can always stay exactly the same (Khyentse 16). By way of example, the lifetime is impermanent, because our bodies are slowly changing because of growth and sickness; the entire world is impermanent, since...