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    Any practising here

    This is something I have considered very strongly recently and I have signed up for some lectures shortly and plan on weeknight meditations soon.

    It seems so calming and relaxing and whilst older generations might disagree could bring us all some peace of mind..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Do bad to feel good View Post
    Any practising here

    This is something I have considered very strongly recently and I have signed up for some lectures shortly and plan on weeknight meditations soon.

    It seems so calming and relaxing and whilst older generations might disagree could bring us all some peace of mind..
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    Yes, but remember your karma is what you fear the most.

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    If you are serious about it, can I recommend you listen to some lectures by Alan Watts.
    You can try either podcaasts or torrents.

    I had a passing interest in Buddhism when I was going through a rough patch, and went to a few different meditation sessions, (although these were more about yoga than buddhism), meetings and lectures.

    Basically, after about 12 months of reading into the various forms of Buddhism, and meditating to try to still my mind, I began to get the sneaking feeling that all this was about as much use as going to see a shrink, which I had hitherto done for a whole year. Then, one day, which started out much like any other, I had a major revalation and made a huge breakthrough.

    Basically, my "satori" (Satori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) occured after hearing the following story, which takes the form of a Zen Koan, loosely speaking, in so far as it is supposed to enlighten (s)he who hears it.

    [One day, a young monk was returning to his monestry. As he walked, he was very perplexed and consumed with his thoughts. He lost his way, and came to a river that was swollen from recent rains. He walked along the river bank and found no safe place to cross, then he turned back on himself and walked in the other direction. For many hours he sought a safe place to cross, finally sitting down in hopeless desperation. After a short time, he espied a Zen Master walking along the opposite bank.

    The young monk called out, "Oh wise and virtuous one, can you tell me how I can get to the other side of the river?" The master responded, without looking up or breaking his stride, "You are already on the other side." On hearing this, the young monk was instantly enlightened.]

    The moment I read this Koan, I said, "Fuck a bunch of Buddhism." This was my major revalation, I realised that Buddhism was not for me. I knew that if I had been the young monk, I would have picked up a bunch of stones and thrown them one after another at the old master, while running along the bank and shouting, "I'm on this side, you cocksucker, this fucking side!"

    Some might see this as a year wasted. I had spent a whole year looking into Buddhism only to find that it wasn't for me. But I counted my blessings, as I'm aware that there are many, (Westeners and Orientals alike) who devote their entire lives to the pursuit of enlightenment to no avail.

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    A truely brilliant post from the good Doctor of spank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spank Doctor View Post
    If you are serious about it, can I recommend you listen to some lectures by Alan Watts.
    You can try either podcaasts or torrents.

    I had a passing interest in Buddhism when I was going through a rough patch, and went to a few different meditation sessions, (although these were more about yoga than buddhism), meetings and lectures.

    Basically, after about 12 months of reading into the various forms of Buddhism, and meditating to try to still my mind, I began to get the sneaking feeling that all this was about as much use as going to see a shrink, which I had hitherto done for a whole year. Then, one day, which started out much like any other, I had a major revalation and made a huge breakthrough.

    Basically, my "satori" (Satori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) occured after hearing the following story, which takes the form of a Zen Koan, loosely speaking, in so far as it is supposed to enlighten (s)he who hears it.

    [One day, a young monk was returning to his monestry. As he walked, he was very perplexed and consumed with his thoughts. He lost his way, and came to a river that was swollen from recent rains. He walked along the river bank and found no safe place to cross, then he turned back on himself and walked in the other direction. For many hours he sought a safe place to cross, finally sitting down in hopeless desperation. After a short time, he espied a Zen Master walking along the opposite bank.

    The young monk called out, "Oh wise and virtuous one, can you tell me how I can get to the other side of the river?" The master responded, without looking up or breaking his stride, "You are already on the other side." On hearing this, the young monk was instantly enlightened.]

    The moment I read this Koan, I said, "Fuck a bunch of Buddhism." This was my major revalation, I realised that Buddhism was not for me. I knew that if I had been the young monk, I would have picked up a bunch of stones and thrown them one after another at the old master, while running along the bank and shouting, "I'm on this side, you cocksucker, this fucking side!"

    Some might see this as a year wasted. I had spent a whole year looking into Buddhism only to find that it wasn't for me. But I counted my blessings, as I'm aware that there are many, (Westeners and Orientals alike) who devote their entire lives to the pursuit of enlightenment to no avail.

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    And how did that make you feel???.......................

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    Excellent post Spank Doctor............

    I personally still waiting my "Satori"..............

    Or as alcoholics refer to it........... "A moment of clarity"................
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    Quote Originally Posted by luther View Post

    "A moment of clarity"................
    Mate, it's spelled CLARET


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    Quote Originally Posted by piggi View Post
    Mate, it's spelled CLARET

    No, you're getting confused..........

    Maybe you're thinking of a "Merlot of clatity"..............
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    i went against it after seeing their commandments.Like the Catholic church ,buddhism also has commandments and to be quite frank about it ,i for one,would not be able to keep them,hence me being a hypocrite if i joined.

    I have one rule and its "do the best i can".Beyond that i cant do anymore.In fact i believe the more commandments you put before someone the better chance of them being broken.

    I am very interested in Eastern ways and will continue to search for and study them.I dont like the Western view of life at all.Meditation,quietening of the mind etc etc makes a lot more sense from a living prospective than watching big brother or some shit like that.I think the Western way of life is downright soul destroying.Look at how many ppl read newspapers.Look at how much good news is in them? Fuck all.Even the good news is said in a negative way.

    I am simply going to search and read works of the great Eastern Masters.Plenty of places and info online,right here without going anywhere.

    No nicegirls im not talking about East Cork.Im talking about the zen masters and shalon monks.

    no 1 all around plz,
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    One of the minority religions in India is Jainism, (Jainism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) of which there are two principal sects, Digambar and Svetambara. The Digambara ascetic monks don't wear any clothes. Bastards!

    From their point of view, they might consider a Buddhists monk, with his pair of sandals, a loin cloth, a robe, a walking staff, a set of prayer beads, a straw hat and a begging bowl, to be far to attached to material possessions. So much stuff, who needs it all.

    Me, I've got at least nine pairs of shoes, (hiking boots, football boots, runners, etc.) I don't fool myself by thinking that I'll become any more spiritual of pious by only havinhg one, or none as the case may be. They are just things, that's all, no more, no less.

    One final thought, The Digambara sect of Jainism never really caught on amoung the Inuit community, much like vegetarianism.

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