Greetings, Dutchman from Florida. I have been enlightened.

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JourneyYourMind
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Greetings, Dutchman from Florida. I have been enlightened.

Postby JourneyYourMind » Thu May 31, 2012 5:23 am

Greetings,

I have been enlightened,

Not so arrogant to say that I have found Nirvana, but, I am working towards it with every inch of my soul. Religious confusion and fear have been surpassed, and I am here to offer the good word of love. Bless you all, and bless my soul, because I am completely new and in the making. I would like to introduce myself by saying that my personal spiritual journey began when I found enlightenment while playing Bach music on the piano. 4 years later, here I am, seeking the same enlightenment.

JYM

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hanzze_
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Re: Greetings, Dutchman from Florida. I have been enlightened.

Postby hanzze_ » Thu May 31, 2012 5:27 am

Great to have enlightened beings on board. May we benefit form each other in a way that we even find more or real enlightenment *smile*

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manas
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Re: Greetings, Dutchman from Florida. I have been enlightened.

Postby manas » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:30 am

Greetings, JourneyYourMind, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :)

I'm also a pianist, and while I can't claim that Bach's keyboard music actually enlightened me, it certainly has helped to calm & uplift my mind on occassion. Plus it can be alot of good, clean fun.

:anjali:
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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cooran
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Re: Greetings, Dutchman from Florida. I have been enlightened.

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:58 am

Hello JYM,

Welcome! :group: Look forward to reading your posts.

You may find some benefit in studying the Buddhas' teachings on Anatta (No soul, No self).

Anatta or soul-lessness
http://www.buddhanet.net/nutshell09.htm

The not-self nature of 'Myself'
http://www.beyondthenet.net/dhamma/notself.htm

With metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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mikenz66
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Re: Greetings, Dutchman from Florida. I have been enlightened.

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:07 am

:hello:
:anjali:
Mike


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