Rasta no doubt man. They are all about burning the herb. I studied buddhism in social studies, I though it was neat, but rastafarian seems like a better route. I tried to get the teacher to teach what rastafari is but he said it wasn't a big enough religion ( I know the stoner social studies I had the year after teacher would have loved to teach that one.) Take the route T-Hall would take.
I was raised a protestant christian, now I am 18, i and i a rasta now, and its not exactly a simple question 'Buddhism or Rastafarian' because the religion cannot be chosen, it must choose you.
both of these religions are really, really awesome, i took a class on asian religions and i learned so much i just wanted to be a part of, but it didnt feel right..
the path of i rasta has come to me (long story but it all fits perfectly like a puzzle) and is now my faith, it has been this puzzle piece of my life and now it is complete, it just has worked out perfect.
i did my fair share of religious research and studying of the religion and i know personally it is for me. I cannot grow dreadlocks (too thin and thinning hair) but i have my commitment to the religion as permanent leather bands on my left wrist, as it wears the color changes and the bands age, showing the length of commitment, much as dreadlocks do.
well, anyways this religion is awesome, to put it simply, it is the utmost promotion of happiness and the well being of yourself, followed by the well being of others, with the faith in almighty jah, his kingdom, and ras tafari.
i basically smoke everyday an its not just to get igh, its a religious sacrament that i do not take for granite, i think it is essential to life. It cleans the body and mind, heals the soul, exalts the
consciousness, facilitates peacefulness, brings pleasure, and brings me much closer to Jah and Haile Selassie.
ask me about anything about the religion if you guys want to know any more!
OP this is
one of the dumbest fucking things i have ever seen. If you have to ask for the
council of 17 year olds regarding an incredibly personal decision that will
affect your very life, odds are that you don't have the capacity to even
possess the faith needed for any religion...
Well seeing as how I don't reject Western culture, worship an Ethiopian king as a God, or plan on returning to Ethiopia to smoke weed for the rest of my life, I don't think I'm much cut out to be Rasta.
Its what I believe in, and I am terribly sorry I pissed you off for expressing my faith and my religion, and putting myself out their to be picked at by lousy people like you. My personal expression of faith is my right as a US citizen under the 1st amendment, so you can go move to some other jah forsaken land.
I try everyday to make myself a better person and to make others happy, and its people like you that I simply cannot understand. Criticizing someone for their beliefs is like criticizing anything else about that person, how they dress, walk, talk, and write (just like you criticized my use of English). Criticism has no purpose if the outcome will make the criticized not happy.
Don't try and tell me what granite is made up of, I am a geology major, I spelled granted the wrong way, my mistake.
Smoking the herb everyday has had zero negative effects on me, and I have living proof, my dad, that marijuana has no (or minimal) negative effects. Hes 50 and been smoking since he was 14, everyday basically since he was 17 (-4 years of navy). He in in excellent shape better than me, and runs far everyday.
Your remark about smelling bad is very wrong because if I dont tell people I smoke, then they never find out, Its not like cigarettes, weed doesn't smell bad, and most of the time I am sure I don't even smell at all. Lastly, if you're high all the time, then you never really get munchies anyways, so your fat kid joke is a lousy excuse of a insult to me.
Again, I wasn't trying to piss anyone off like you, but I just don't understand why people cannot accept someones religion, I guess it really is a fundamental human problem that has been going on for millions of years I'm sure.
I hope you and everyone in the thread has a good evening and I hope someday us people will rise above hate and envy and accept happiness to your self and everyone, and to accept everyone as they should be.
I think any kind of drug or alcohol use would be a divergence from Buddhist faith...
I have considered buddhism, but I would want to be taught from a monk, and I don't really have the means or time to begin such a process, nor have I reached a time in my life where I believe it is necessary.