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Greetings from Finland

Post by germanius » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:54 pm

Hi Everyone,

I was raised in agnostic Christian family in Finland. My family doesn't have strong religious habits except going to church on Christmas and Easter, like most people do in Finland. I participated when I was a kid, but I didn't really believe in anything. It was just a habit and way of living. When I grew older I had really strong, almost militant :emb:, atheistic phase when I looked down on everything and everyone that sounded a tiniest bit religious. Luckily those days are gone and I have more open mind, which I try to open even more. Now days, at ripe age of 30 :roll: , I feel that I have kind of spiritual awakening going on, which feels weird but welcome. I think it would be reasonable to try to put these new thoughts in some context and Buddhism, with it's long traditions and many forms, feels approachable. I think i will dig in deeply while keeping my feet on the ground.

I'm glad I found this forum during this chapter of my life.
Peace and love!
:namaste:

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Re: Greetings from Finland

Post by Mönlam Tharchin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:41 pm

Tervetuloa!

Yes, life seems to really pick up in your 30s! I'm 32 and can't believe how challenging the last few years have been.
Buddhism has been a great help to me... and the people who have to be around me every day.

See you around the forum :hi:
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-amida-butsu. -- Ippen

If in your heart you hold the thought, "I shall continue to utter the nembutsu," the Buddha will turn his attention to you, and thus you are one among those who are thought about and cherished. -- Master Hōnen

The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have unobstructed vision in all directions. Everything is in their presence; and I stand in front of them. -- Shantideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

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Re: Greetings from Finland

Post by Admin_PC » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:42 pm

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Re: Greetings from Finland

Post by DNS » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:49 am

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Re: Greetings from Finland

Post by Wayfarer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:44 am

Welcome Germanius :hi:
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