What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

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What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby Chi » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:04 pm

Hello Dear Yogis and Friends,

I just came back from a 4-month retreat at IMS Forest Refuge/Retreat Center.

Any encouragement from wiser, older human beings is helpful.

much metta to all!
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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby DAWN » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:52 pm

Do Good, Avoid Evil, Purify the Mind. :roll:

I'am in the same case like you, i feel the same, i'am 22.
I realy dont know why i was born, and what to do in this ocean of suffering. In the past thinking a lot about it, and i took decision to "Do Good, Avoid Evil, Purify the Mind."

As i dont need my own life, i dont need this body, feelings, perceptions, formations, consciosness at all, i have never ask anyone to give it to me, so i concider it like not me, like not myself like not i am, and concidering thus i direct it to Doing Good, Avoid Evil, Purify the Mind for the wellfare of these wich it belongs to.
I try to help others how i can, and dont loose any moment to do it the best way. Actualy suffeing of others is the only thing that my life guided by and supported by. If there is some one who want to life, he can take my life - he have a permission.
If beings want - they will feed this body, if they dont want - it will naturaly die.

I wait my death, but i try to do it good, without evil, with pure mind :| It's my counsil to you too, Friend. :meditate:
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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:34 pm

Hi Chi,

From your posts I understand that you have been on several multi-month Retreats over the past year: Panditarama, Gaia House, and now IMS Forest Refuge. Did you discuss your concerns with your teachers? It would be helpful to talk to them, since, having met you, they will be in a position to assess your state of mind than can be achieved over the internet.

:anjali:
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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby James the Giant » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:31 pm

What to do now?
Keep the five precepts scrupulously, perfectly.
Meditate a minimum of three hours a day. Sounds like you have the time.
Strive to be aware in every moment, back in daily life.
Study a bit every day.

And go see a careers advice person. Take online quizzes to find your ideal job. Think about how you can do something wholesome in the world.

Good luck!
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby James the Giant » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:09 am

Or go to a monastery and volunteer as a long-term lay guest or anagarika. Or do volunteer work at a meditation centre long term.
That way you can be immersed in a dhammic environment, get used to monastic life, and still have the occasional masturbate, thus avoiding the dreaded blue balls.
I know a german guy, he's been an anagarika for decades, suits him fine. He lives at the monastery and is pretty much a monastic, but can't go the extra step because of health things.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby Yana » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 am

Life is preparing for Death

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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby Chi » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:35 pm

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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby DAWN » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:50 pm

Good luck, good kamma (action), good parents !
Perfect!

If you are someone smart - you will make a choice of ordaining.
If you are some one lazzy - you will make another choice (drugs?).

I wish you the best choice. :namaste:
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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

Postby Chi » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:11 pm

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Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

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