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1. How did you get to know and start studying Buddhism in depth, what drew you in?  
2. In what way has Buddhism most affected or shaped your life since learning about it?  
3. What do you think is the most important or relevant takeaway point from Buddhism’s teachings?
4. How do you connect and continue to find new, original Buddhist material to learn and study from, what is your favorite or preferred Buddhist work?  
5. Do you think that these Buddhism will continue to grow in following or fade as time goes on? Why or Why not?

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Hi James,
  
1. How did you get to know and start studying Buddhism in depth, what drew you in?  
I am from a Buddhist family.  But I learn Buddhism by studying Buddhist books and listening to Buddhist talks.

2. In what way has Buddhism most affected or shaped your life since learning about it?
To use one's common sense and human intelligence.

3. What do you think is the most important or relevant takeaway point from Buddhism’s teachings?
The Golden Rule : Don't do anything that you don't like done to you.

4. How do you connect and continue to find new, original Buddhist material to learn and study from, what is your favorite or preferred Buddhist work?
Buddhism is about living in peace and contentment.  If you can do that, there is nothing more to learn.
 
5. Do you think that these Buddhism will continue to grow in following or fade as time goes on? Why or Why not?
Everything is subject to this universal eternal law, CHANGE.  Buddhism will continue to grow and in the end will also fade away.  

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All your questions will be answered, and you may not have to agree with the answers. Such is the beauty of Buddhism. I follow the Theravada tradition, and have been studying Buddhism for more than 50 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I answer in simple language, and I prefer answering general questions rather than textual.

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I was brought up in the 50's as a Buddhist. For the past 50 years I have read numerous books on Buddhism and listened to numerous talks on Buddhism by well-respected and learned monks and lay teachers. I have conducted Buddhist classes for parents of Sunday School children in a Theravada Buddhist Temple. My teacher was the late Chief Reverend, The Ven. K Sri Dhammananda of The Brickfields Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can view the relevant website in memory of my revered late teacher @ http://www.ksridhammananda.com and my blog posting at http://blackandwhite999.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-revered-teacher.html

Organizations
I am a life member of the Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.

Publications
YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT MY BLOG @ http://lifeislikethat999.blogspot.com/ Published a book called "The Rainbow And The Treasure". It is a compilation of extracts from various sources to introduce Buddhism to beginners. (Currently out of print)

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Commerce And Administration, Victoria University Of Wellington, NZ.(1974)

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