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Buddhism (for Hamsters)

The differences between the Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism in terms of their view on karma, as transmitted and translated into Hamster by mokie

"In normal Hinduism, everyone climbs on the Great Hamster Wheel and keeps things going, because it's all still got to keep functioning.

In Buddhism, though:

a) Theravada - some step off the Wheel and the rest slip him food and encouragement because hey, next time around, that's us!;
or b) Mahayana - some step off the Wheel and ponder the best way to get everyone else off the Wheel without just shoving a bar into the spokes.

Theravada is a hamster sneaking off and away from the Great Wheel here and there.

Mahayana is a couple of hamsters hopping off and standing at the side, chins in hand, thinking NIMH-ish thoughts about subverting the system
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But then, what is Atheism for Hamsters?

"There is no human."

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countlibras
May. 31st, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
mokie sounds like a very good friend. :)
vampyrichamster
May. 31st, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
She is like having a second brain, except a cool brain, as opposed to my normal brain, which is kind of boring. I shall compliment her for you. :)

Your appearance has reminded me! I must go fire up our lone electric keyboard and see if I can remember enough of my piano lessons to try out your sheet music!
countlibras
May. 31st, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
ah, the song is finished!

... sort of...

Liz had to give me all-too-helpful comments, and I haven't been productive enough to make the changes. And there are still no words! As such, Liz suggested that I modify the piece for two cellos. I've been too lazy to do that too.
atomicduck
May. 31st, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
I actually LOL'ed at that XD
if only all academic things could be rendered into hamster-speak. ;)
markfinn
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
I am quite sure there is no topic that cannot be rendered adequately into hamster-squeak.

Of course, many things may get rendered down to
[A]"Food?"
[B]"No"
[A]"Wheel?"
[B]"No"
[A]"Baby Making?"
[B]"No"
[A]"Baby Eating?"
[B]"No. That was under food"
[A]"Small dark inaccessible places to go and chew on things?"
[B]"No"
[A]"Irrelevant abstracts then?"
[B]"Yes. Let us forget it and go crawl into dark inaccessible places and chew on things!"
vampyrichamster
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
*chews on things*
vampyrichamster
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
I suspect a great many academic things can be rendered such. This is giving me ideas! :)
jbramx2
Jun. 2nd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
aww! That's so cute! ^o^ It all makes sense now. XD
vampyrichamster
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
mokie
Jun. 8th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Christianity in Hamster:

"Hey! That guy makes fish and loaves out of nothing! *LOVE*"
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