I just found this forum and I thought Id register.
About me : i come from a ( very ! ) mixed heritage background - which includes some Mongol heritage. Ive always felt drawn to the ''eastern'' part of my heritage and although i grew up in the UK - i never really felt British or western ( for lack of better terms ).
I converted to Hinduism a few years ago, although i did explore Buddhism in my early 20's when i studied martial arts - i could never really get my head around it.
Ive no idea why im suddenly interested in Buddhism again, i just feel drawn to it again. I do know that 2 years of hanging out in Hindu temples has helped me to understand Buddhism.. my friends would say that perhaps my attraction to Buddhism has something to do with my ancestors or past lives.. I dont really know either way...
I guess for now im just following my path and my instincts and seeing where it leads me..
I really know nothing about Therevada, but im keen to learn. I hope along the way though you will forgive my ignorance when asking questions...[/color]
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither! With Metta Upāsaka Cittasanto Blog,-Some Suttas Translated,Ajahn Chah. "Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding: Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)
Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages: One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7