Spiritual Query from South Africa

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Dehann
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Spiritual Query from South Africa

Post by Dehann » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:41 pm

Hi!
I would love any imput on something that I've been unable to fully grasp on my own...
I had an incredible experience in August that lasted about a week. Every day, when I am calm and relaxed, a wave of memories would hit and it felt as if I'm being forced to deal with my own history and everything that makes a human. I did not resist and simply let it happen. It almost felt trans-like, and would only happen once I am calm. I felt like I was travelling in my own mind and I was able to ask questions - even though this is a very meek explanation - to which I received answers. These trans-like experiences would last anything from half an hour to three hours.
after this experience, I feel truly renewed, as if I could experience a bliss-like happiness I never knew before. I am much calmer and I feel exceptionally conscious within the present, as if I am aware of even the most subtle mechanisms of life...
Ever since the experience tapered down, I am still able to go into this state, but maybe not as deeply as before. Since then, I had the feeling of utmost need to gather so much information possible about this experience and to only do good in the world. Some previous concepts that I accepted as true now appalls me

I know this sounds weird, but do anyone have any advice? I have visited a doctor and a psychologist in an attempt to exclude mental illness as causative factor.

Thanks in advance!
Dehann

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Re: Spiritual Query from South Africa

Post by DNS » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:36 pm

What do you mean by trans-like? Is that trans-gendered? Is there a Buddhist teacher in your area?

Anyway, welcome to DW!


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Re: Spiritual Query from South Africa

Post by Caoimhghín » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:59 pm

Did you mean trance-like?
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Spiritual Query from South Africa

Post by Dehann » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:35 pm

DNS wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:36 pm
What do you mean by trans-like? Is that trans-gendered? Is there a Buddhist teacher in your area?

Anyway, welcome to DW!

Hi! Ugh that was a language error, sorry. Meant to say trance-like

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Re: Spiritual Query from South Africa

Post by tkp67 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:18 pm

I take you found this state of reflection revealing. Contemplative meditation can be very beneficial. It is encouraging to know you find value in this. It speaks highly of your being.

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