I got the URL of this forum from Starglade (respectively my SO) and decided to register. As I lived in Switzerland two years ago, I used to have interesting discussions with some colleagues. Now that I moved to Germany I was looking for an interesting forum for quite some time and couldn´t find any which was not on a fluffy-bunny-level or totally new-age-esoteric forum.
I don´t actually know whether I AM
a Buddhist, but it definitely is the strongest influence in my live. I myself don´t really care so much how people “classify” me, so I´ll simply let you decide
. My spiritual path probably started at the age of 11 as I had really bad exam anxiety and my mom decided that a meditation course could help against it. As my colleagues (mainly Christian) had to prepare for the confirmation (mostly out of the reason that they had no choice or for all the presents) I decided, that Christianity is not the right religion for me. The more I read and developed “my own religion”, the closer it came to Buddhism.
Today I´m 35 and work as Software Engineer. Oh, and I would like to excuse my weakness in English. I hope it´ll improve with the time. If there is anything more you´d like to know, please ask. I hope we´ll get to know each other better with the time (soham).