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Ytrog
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It has been a while

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Let me introduce myself again as I was once an active member here in like 2012. I went to visit Cittaviveka that year for a month (even considered ordaining back then). A lot has happened since then:
I got in a burnout, got diagnosed with autism, got married, bought a house, got in a burnout again, got divorced.

While I was working as a software developer back then I currently don't have a job and am still on sick leave (for about 16 months now) and currently going to a place for activities 4 days a week. I have a hobby in photography, maths, archery and 3D printing.

I notice that I am continuously drawn back to meditation and the Dhamma when it doesn't go so well as it helps me cope with things a lot and gives me perspective. Since my current burnout my ability to focus has gone down the drain basically.

:anjali:
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.
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JamesTheGiant
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Welcome back, and congratulations on your Autism. (Am i allowed to say that?)
I know three people with Asbergers and they are so interesting, and they have interesting lives.
Trust me, having a neurotypical brain ain't all that great.
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Welcome back!

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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. Whether it’s 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’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

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Ytrog wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:50 am I notice that I am continuously drawn back to meditation and the Dhamma when it doesn't go so well as it helps me cope with things a lot and gives me perspective.
Yes, touching the fire and getting burned makes us look for relief. I hope you discern the escape in your life.
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Greetings,

Welcome back.

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Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"Why now do you assume 'a being'? Mara, have you grasped a view?" (SN 5.10)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)
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Welcome.

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