Forgiveness

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sara_zen17
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Forgiveness

Post by sara_zen17 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:07 pm

Hello,

My name is Sara. I have recently converted to the Buddhist religion and I have never felt such peace before. I am no longer scared to be myself and now I finally feel like I am apart of something. My parents have taught me ever since I was young that the world is open to explore, yet I never felt like it was.

During my elementary and middle school years I was bullied. I did not have any friends that I could rely on and I felt like I was completely worthless. I was only 12 years old when I thought about running away from everything. My homelife was different my parents thought I was happy since that is the side I showed them. I tried to have faith, my Catholic and Jewish friends tried to tell me of a god that would help me. Instead that only made me question is there even a god. If there was, why wasn't he helping the world?

I realized that those religions were not for me. I wished for a religion that would set me free. In 6th grade I learned about Buddhism, I fell in love with the story of Siddhartha Gautama. I loved how he helped people gain peace and love. I wanted that for myself and others, but I did not know to achieve this.

I started to meditate every night and day. I learned to forgive my past enemies and start anew. I learned that with love and forgiveness one can achieve enlightenment. I have learned comedy and I try my best to make people smile. I hope that one day we can all achieve enlightenment whether it is in this life or the next.

Namaste :namaste:


(P.S I love these smiley face guys! They are AWESOME! :applause: :thumbsup: :twothumbsup: )

Simon E.
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Re: Forgiveness

Post by Simon E. » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:55 pm

Thank you for sharing.. :namaste:
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
This is not to be awkward. But it's really not self-explanatory.

SunWuKong
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Re: Forgiveness

Post by SunWuKong » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:26 am

Wow, nice
"We are magical animals that roam" ~ Roam

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