I genuinely struggle with some of the 'ritual' (for want of a better term) within the tradition I have chosen
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Hornets,
My recommendation is to keep the Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path as your anchor.
Ensure your thoughts, speech, action, livelihood, intentions etc. accord with it.
The specifics as to how that alignment manifests in your life are secondary concerns compared to that.
hornets wrote:I don't know about my fellow beginners but I STILL keep swamping myself with far too much information. It's like I can't just patiently and methodically develop my practice. More books! Look at really advanced posts on forums! Get confused! Get disheartened! Get another book! Repeat!
I keep forgetting that Dhamma really is very simple stuff (but also hard work, like anything worthwhile). Strip away hundreds and hundreds of years of acculturation, commentary, etc it has a profound relevance to my life in 2012.
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