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dhammachick · crazy Aussie BUJU · Veteran

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  • Re: Turning 30

    @Carlita said:

    You gave me hope! I'm 36 and getting weaker and sicker. I blame it on my illness rather than age. :p They say things start getting older in your mid 55s.

    40's are pretty rocking too. Even with my neurological disease :wink:

    BunksCarlitaKerome
  • Re: Claiming enlightenment

    @Snakeskin said:

    Also what does _/\_ mean?

    It's a Namaster

    BunksShoshinSnakeskin
  • Re: Claiming enlightenment

    @Mingle said:
    What do you think?

    I think telling her she was full of it, no matter how polite, was not skillful. But that's your choice.

    I think if we all concentrated on bettering ourselves and not finding flaws in others we'd be much better off as a whole.

    It's my goal moving forward anyway.
    _ /\ _

    lobsterSnakeskinShoshinNirvana
  • Re: Wanting to procreate from a Buddhist perspective

    @shadowleaver said:

    So, given that Buddhism views worldly life as fundamentally wrought with suffering, something that needs to be transcended or at least seen through...can this very common desire to make one's own children be considered compatible with Buddhism?

    In my head the answer has so far been a resounding "no". I do not see myself willingly pursuing procreation even though those other ways of being a parent may very well end up being mine. Any other takes on this?

    I made a conscious choice to procreate. I've never regretted it, even though, as any parent will tell you, it's bloody hard work. I birthed my little Bodhisattva just over 16 years ago. As it turns out, she's one of my teachers....

    Bunks
  • Re: Guide to being a successful meditator

    I am thoroughly enjoying this talk (still listening/watching it). Excellent teaching style and I identify with much of this :+1:

    _ /\ _

    Bunks