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by Jesse
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Learning about Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: Learning about Buddhism

I am fairly new to Buddhism, so take my words with a grain of salt.. I'm sure someone more experienced will answer your question soon. The way I see the precepts are that they are simply guidelines for living that help reinforce the humble and gentle nature that Buddhism steers you to, and by follow...
by Jesse
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vast Emtiness in meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Vast Emtiness in meditation

Thank you again for your input catmoon. The realization I had has actually stuck with me far more than I thought it would. I've found myself smiling alot more since then. It has opened up a very different perception of myself and my relationships. More than that, It has given me insight into the man...
by Jesse
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vast Emtiness in meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Vast Emtiness in meditation

Thank you catmoon, I looked it up and that does sound similar. I had quite an amazing experience/realization today while meditating. I saw through my own illusion of myself. It's funny that we can read, and learn everything about how we are not separate, but to actually experience it, even shortly i...
by Jesse
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vast Emtiness in meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Vast Emtiness in meditation

I have been meditating lately, trying to focus on a single object.. usually a small circle that I visualize. I try to keep my mind focused solely on that thing. It's funny how difficult it really is to do this, my mind wants to jump everywhere but where I'm trying to put it. I guess I can only laugh...
by Jesse
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and the state of our world
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Buddhism and the state of our world

Hello all, Lately I have been pretty concerned with the state of things in the world. Perhaps I have been reading the news too much, or maybe thing's truly are worse than ever. The overwhelming feelings I get from everything happening at home(The USA) and abroad, may even be the reason for my renewe...
by Jesse
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering is happiness ?
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Suffering is happiness ?

Hello all, I have recently began reading "The heart of the Buddhas teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh". I've always been interested in Buddhism, but I don't think I've ever seen it presented in such an understandable way until I began reading this book. The amazing thing is that even though I know much of ...
by Jesse
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Resistance during meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: Resistance during meditation

I usually sit normally in a chair, or lay down when meditating. I find it exceedingly difficult to meditate when my body is uncomfortable. I was laying down when this particular sensation was experienced. I appreciate the reply, and I have come to agree with you, the experience was interesting but n...
by Jesse
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Resistance during meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Resistance during meditation

Hello all, I was curious about an experience I've had while meditating. It appeared after my body had become completely relaxed, and could no longer be felt, I was having only minimal trouble focusing on my object of meditation, it was not terribly distracting itself, but was very interesting, enoug...
by Jesse
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meditation inspired writing, or junk.
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Meditation inspired writing, or junk.

I think the universe is completely lacking in inherent meaning. That doesn't necessarily mean it is meaningless though - it can have however much meaning you choose to assign to it. Catmoon, This is the conclusion I've reached also, but I can't help not being satisfied with it. Since we are not sep...
by Jesse
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meditation inspired writing, or junk.
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Meditation inspired writing, or junk.

Is there a truth to existance, or of the universe? When I ponder the truth of the universe, how can I exclude my preconceptions from polluting my perspective? When we are born, all is a blank slate, there are no preconceptions, no memories, or experiences but we lack the mental faculties to question...

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