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I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby Mehdi » Fri May 16, 2014 1:58 pm

daverupa , your example is so inspiring. I met a college drop-out friend before I graduated, He was a Public Garden Watchman. You make me think of him. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby Crazy cloud » Fri May 16, 2014 2:12 pm

your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby Mkoll » Fri May 16, 2014 2:36 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby Mehdi » Fri May 16, 2014 2:53 pm

Crazy Cloud, So that was you. I knew somebody was spying on me :p
And yes, I see what you mean. It takes time, and I'm doing better as time goes by.

Mkoll,"being a light unto myself" is obviously misleading me for now, and, from what I read from you guys, I'm doing it all wrong, haha.
So that's an easy line to throw, but it's not that easy. I read, learn, try stuff, but still am so lost I guess. Before the feedback I had here I thought I was not doing that bad, as I turned, in a few years, from a very emotionally disturbed and easily offended person, to a much smoother and calm person, pursuing my ego as much as I can to unveil it, accepting impermanence, and so on. But I still have so much to learn.

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri May 16, 2014 2:58 pm

:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap."
‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, may be why....

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby Mehdi » Fri May 16, 2014 3:38 pm

I am utterly grateful to you and to others who helped a lot. I promise I will follow all your advice because it is what seems right to do.
It won't be easy to let her go. It is difficult to hurt people's feeling for everyone's good. Seems paradoxical, but I get the point.

Peace to you all

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby Mkoll » Fri May 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

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Re: I embraced Dhamma and turned into a Vegetable

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat May 17, 2014 4:23 pm

From his comment above it seems the OP is extremely satisfied with the responses he received. That he is so receptive to all manner of advice is a credit to him; but he seems glad of the varied input....

:namaste:
:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap."
‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, may be why....


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