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  • And about my comment of would you be identified as a buddhist, i realize how silly that sounds now, i am not even too sure what i ment by that really...
  • @MaryAnne I am just curious as to what your comment ment? SMH at this whole discussion? I apologize if i have said anything to offend or go against any teachings but i would be very humbled if you would explain, thankyou
  • Before i got into buddhism, i was depressed to a certain extent, and i didn't really have much care for my life. I would not think twice about dangerous situations, because hey, what's the worst that could happen, i would just die, no biggie. Now …
  • Wow, I love the community here. Just to clear things up a bit, I should have worded my post a bit better, but I do not identify myself as a christian through and through. I do agree with all of Jesus' teachings, that i feel relate to buddhism so m…
  • Reese's peace's for you
    in peace Comment by Sabby March 2013
  • I would give my parents all the money i owe them for my education and pay off everything else I owe, help out my family and give the rest to shelters and charity. Being able to pay my parents back for my education would make me feel a lot less guilt…
  • I just read "A Child of Eternity: An Extraordinary Young Girl's Message from the World Beyond" A very good book Book description This is a book about mystery--the mystery of divine love, the mystery of human connection, and the mystery of a rea…
  • Everything in moderation, including moderation :scratch: ... ... :buck:
    in Moderation Comment by Sabby March 2013
  • I can speak for the point on children. When one gives up the idea that children are mere objects to control, one becomes very happy with being with children. If you have kids and fall into the trap that you are the parent and you must control every…
  • @genkaku I enjoyed your post and it made me smile! I think if there is ever a time when you say, oh now i am a buddhist as if turning on a light switch, things might not turn out as you wish. If you force any changes within yourself, or the way yo…
  • I can relate to what invincible summer is saying. My example isn't a one time injury like yours but I have had back pain for about 5 years now, and it acts up especially bad at certain points in the day and i am extremely uncomfortable and try all d…
  • I think there are a few quotes out there that go along the lines of "We come into this world as a child, and again, must leave as a child" - something of that sort. All the lessons we learn through our life are of value, so that they can be contemp…
  • @Nirvana @karasti Amazing comments, thankyou
  • love it, thanks
  • I'm not sure, I think back then it wasn't such an odd sight, and it was more respected and common place for a man or woman to become a seeker. I believe there was lot's of spiritual teachers as well. Although, If people nowadays and in the recent pa…
  • I guess it depends on what you believe. Think of it this way, if we are all one and part of the eternal whole and we are in fact the universe experiencing itself "just as a wave is to an ocean, or an apple to an apple tree" then the ego would in fac…
  • I typically fine that the best method that works for me is focusing on the breath, the cool thing is, as you focus on the breath for a duration of time, you don't notice you are focusing but instead your body intuitively follows the breath rhythmica…
  • @Invincible_summer - that is wonderful and a great way to help others, especially because I have been a client in that field for a long time and appreciate that work very much! My diploma would not get me something like that but I am ok with that, a…
  • @chela, I will keep that book in mind! i am a beginner and would most likely benefit from such a book @Bunks, i feel like i know what you mean, I am done the first two chapters, but at the same time maybe a self-help book would also be of some bene…
  • @footiam, i do agree with you in the fact that you can be of help in whatever you do, part of the problem is that I feel going into the pure monastic life is more of a selfish path because of the fact I am seeking to free myself from suffering. Im n…
  • @chela, I plan to start reading it today and I will share my opinion. and maybe that will be my next read, what is your opinion on that book by Nhat Hanh?
  • Has anyone read the book - Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh? I was going to pick it up today
  • Memory loss is a good example of how we are not our thoughts, one may live a life of cruel intentions and terrible deeds, and with the blink of an eye, lose all memory of these past events......and therefore NOT this person who did these things. …
  • @misecmisc1 - that is a good point. I guess i figured with other volunteer type work i can make an immediate improvement in one's life and maybe help a lot more people through out my life who need immediate assistance
  • @Wisdom23 that is a good point, whatever path is chosen dedication is most important and the most crucial element if you want to help others. thankyou @chela I can relate to you so much, as I am a very anxious person and also pinned as a indecisive…
  • @Dandelion thanks for the comment, I will check it out when i get home
  • Thankyou for the replies!
  • Lets just hope if you are controlling something important you don't sneeze
  • Hm - so maybe then when we quiet our thoughts (our thinking brain) we can access the universal "brain" of which we are just a smaller piece of - this pure consciousness? :om: cool idea
  • Maturity and Intelligence go hand in hand. How many people today are "intelligent" but not mature - very many. How are you able to use intelligence without a proper maturity and wisdom. An "intelligence" lacking of any wisdom or maturity is a danger…
  • And, if you read history, you'll find just that. The general principle of hubris is the natural consequence of power and greed--it could not be otherwise: All countries come to power, let it get to their collective heads, overreach, and consequentl…
  • tbh, this kind of information was a major contributor to the depression i previously had. For me, at least, there was a cry of desperation inside me.. I wanted to scream and cry because of what is going on in the world... and what made it worse is t…
  • In all seriousness, Girls..
  • As much as college can be a stress, i'm well
  • I think you've raised a great question. I'm new to Buddhism... so take my idea as just an idea But, do you accept the biological idea that a cell has a life that's individual (it lives and dies as a cell), and yet it's part of a whole entire being.…