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As we all suspect and eventually know, popular Buddhism, Churchianity, Cultural Judaism and occasionally shouting Allah Akhbar or 'Go Thor' is as spiritually effective as having a statue of a Mars bar (the Roman god of the sugar wars)
Every religion has its mystery schools, devotees of the Way. For one reason or another some of us have choosen not just to offer a bit of incense to Buddha the Superman but to practice a little deeper ...
For me that doing is meditation. For others that may be study, keeping precepts, chanting, walking etc. It is the basis of my walking the walk, not talking the trash.
The benefits include ... well you already know ...
Getting a t-shirt is as good as the moment needs ... eg:
meanwhile ... 'Live, don't long and Prosper'
I really don't have a ego to feed and respect everyone's thoughts on the subject even if there not mine, isn't that how we grow.
We don't grow. Rather we are lessened or removed as the impediment ...
There is somewhere for my thoughts ... 🗑