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by vixian
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: proving that Buddhism isn't all negative
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Re: proving that Buddhism isn't all negative

If sharing on a purely personal level I think others can see an unflappable acceptance and engagement with life as it comes inspiring when so many in life run in circles chasing tails. If it is a purely doctrinal question then I would not respond .. at my level of experience I can only express that ...
by vixian
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Concepts I need help with
Replies: 18
Views: 953

Re: Concepts I need help with

Thank you all ... my experience is like that in Corinthians in that I realise that I have been seeing through a glass darkly. I have had the most enlightening few days and am in awe at how unawake I have been for so long. Inch by inch I find my awareness growing and unexamined thought of the past i...
by vixian
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Concepts I need help with
Replies: 18
Views: 953

Re: Concepts I need help with

Thank you all ... my experience is like that in Corinthians in that I realise that I have been seeing through a glass darkly. I have had the most enlightening few days and am in awe at how unawake I have been for so long. Inch by inch I find my awareness growing and unexamined thought of the past is...
by vixian
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Concepts I need help with
Replies: 18
Views: 953

Concepts I need help with

HI All I am relatively new to this but everything rings so true ... However, language and concepts being what they are unless under a teacher (I am not) then there is always the possibility semantic confusion. I have heard of the 3 refuges Buddha Dhamma and Sangha - these terms are used in fairly fl...
by vixian
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do you keep your buddhism private?
Replies: 34
Views: 2157

Re: Do you keep your buddhism private?

I do not deliberately keep my Buddhist beliefs hidden but given the difficulty with semantics and the meaning of words I try to avoid jargon that is loaded with meaning ... It doesn't matter what I mean when using a term of art ... if the other person has a pre-conceived notion it will likely be an ...
by vixian
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Howdy

The journey ... the road ... Have spent life bound up in my mind and body addictions. Health problems caused me to "wake up" - nothing liek being reminded of my mortality to shake things up. I have been exploring various Buddhist writings (including Best Buddhist Writings edited by Melvin McLeod has...