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by ryu
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Belief in god increases with age.
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Belief in god increases with age.

I think people eventually realize that material means nothing and provides no lasting happiness and as the years go by we question who we are and come to the realization we are going to die thus questioning our hearts intentions. Meeting death with a lighter heart is a better risk than the consequen...
by ryu
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are religious Americans really this stupid?
Replies: 31
Views: 3325

Re: Are religious Americans really this stupid?

The church has got alot to answer but fighting fire with fire doesnt work. the future of buddhism looks healthier than the future of the vatican and the present is a product of the past

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by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do you know love
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Do you know love

Hi All,

Has your path changed you?

Has your path made you a more loving person?

Did love come through years of practice or through an explosive realisation?


I believe we are here to know love. Maybe nirvana is all encompassing love. I had intense moments of love but there are fleeting.

xx
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

Yes definately and this is where sangha helps
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

whilst in full lotus position :smile:
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

as i was writing out my last post i was chewing on a nice piece of lindt chocolate :rolling:
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

im finding attention disorders are becoming more common place now due you think it could be a symptom of modern day living. if we were taken out of our chaotic day to day schedules, would we function better. maybe diet plays a part as well. For alot of westerners our diet consists of alcohol, recrea...
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

Thanks Greg,
:smile:
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

I guess we are almost spoilt for choice.Its a little like asking a child what chocolate bar the want at the shop, the decision is too much! Im always asking myself should i have studied the alternative route instead. I think it was Sogyal Rinpoche that said the mind is like a flea jumping from one p...
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

have you ever used mantra to any effect. I usually just watch the breathe but ive started reciting om mani padme hum which seems to work better for me. i am finding that the mantra occupies the space where the mental chatter is in my head whereas with the breathe the mental chatter often overpowers ...
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are religious Americans really this stupid?
Replies: 31
Views: 3325

Re: Are religious Americans really this stupid?

mmmm.....small things small minds
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

Thanks Greg,

Just the endorsement i was looking for :)

Have / Do any of you walk the path without a teacher?

We have some great teachers online these days on youtube etc and forums for asking our questions. In my ignorance im asking if it is necessary to have a teacher.

xx
by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: losing yourself in buddhism

Thanks,

Maybe thats my problem. I have attended Therevadan and Tibetan buddhist groups but dont seem to get much out of them. Maybe i need to be more patient and try and ignore the restlessness.

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by ryu
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: losing yourself in buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

losing yourself in buddhism

Hi all, I often find that i am distracted by the different concepts / ideas and processes of the various schools of buddhism. As a result i find i go round in circles. I often wonder whether i am doing the right thing. I have come to the conclusion that all i need to do is.... study and practice the...
by ryu
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FEAR
Replies: 7
Views: 603

FEAR

Hi all, Over a year ago I was plagued by an addiction to alcohol and cocaine. My life was a complete misery and i felt like i was on a wheel of suffering. I would use drugs on a weekend, suffer the consequences the following days after and once i felt better, usually mid week i felt determined to ki...
by ryu
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: life is indeed suffering
Replies: 2
Views: 327

life is indeed suffering

well here i am,

bored and restless! Is this it?

Im not materialistic, there is nothing i want. Well there is actually one thing....peace of mind.

Thats it. Short and sweet. im not making sense but maybe my irratic blurting will give you an idea of where im at.


xx

Ryu
by ryu
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: officially taking refuge
Replies: 3
Views: 490

officially taking refuge

Hi all, in the last few months i have been studying at a Tibetan buddhist centre under the Kagyu Lineage. I really feel at home. I have spent the last 15 years looking at various traditions but havent been ready as i had various demons i needed to conquer. i am now alot more mature and i have said g...
by ryu
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Tibetan buddhism and the eightfold path
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Tibetan buddhism and the eightfold path

Hi friends, Ive noticed in a few tibetan buddhist books that i have read the four noble truths always gets a mention but the eightfold rarely does. The eightold path is the fourth noble truth. Is the eightold path..right wisdom,right morality and right meditation in tibetan buddhism. Thanks friends,...
by ryu
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The hardest thing in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 2279

Re: The hardest thing in the world

i can definately see why people may think Buddhism is a negative practice though. Facing your ego, warts and all is very unsettling. I guess that once one gets over the realization that this is not YOU but your EGO then the misery turns to bliss and maybe thats where the real work starts and the end...
by ryu
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The hardest thing in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 2279

Re: The hardest thing in the world

I like the idea of the buddha in me exposing my faults. waking me up from this world of delusion. maybe i should rejoice in the exposure and see this as a positive thing.