Ending life's journey

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Ending life's journey

Postby beingnobody » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:19 pm

Hello Dhamma Wheel!

I've known about you as a community for a long time, but for some reason haven't gotten around to posting until now. That's how the Dhamma has been for me... I'm always putting it off, eschewing what I know deep down is truly important, so that I can spend one more day or year pushing my career, my ambitions, my art, or whatever other distractions Mara dangles in front of me.

Two years ago, I hit my head hard while longboarding, and it resulted in a cascade of defeats, struggles, and self-destructiveness in my life. I have toiled over whether the injury's effects have left me unable to achieve spiritual peace. These self-doubts, when I approach them calmly with insight, seem to go away rather quickly when I realize that our mind is, in fact, constantly in flux: dulled by substances, ignited by insights, weathered by age... to imagine my mind like a broken mirror is erroneous. The mind is more like a mud figure, never quite reified, getting wetter and drier, moulding into different forms.

Now I find my life much more settled. I have entered one of those periods of my life, like I have before, where something deep inside of me begins to still, and I subtly emerge onto this plane of consciousness where I'm aware of how insane samsara's psychology really is. All of this striving towards self-realization is, in fact, a distraction from reality. Like a beautiful-sounding creature, deep in the forest, something calls to me...

And thus I'm here greeting you. I hope that I am here to stay.


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Re: Ending life's journey

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:26 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Ending life's journey

Postby cooran » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:34 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, beingnobody! :group:

With metta,
---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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Re: Ending life's journey

Postby Sanjay PS » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:55 am

Being nobody is being in tune with life .

Nice to know you. Thank you.

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The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

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Re: Ending life's journey

Postby bodom » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:15 pm


This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Ending life's journey

Postby beingnobody » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:30 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome everyone! It feels good to know where to turn for support in my practice.


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