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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!

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Re: Greetings from Finland

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


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:

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Re: Greetings from Finland

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

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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Re: Greetings from Finland

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

Welcome to DW!

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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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