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 Post subject: Re: Practice and Life
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:30 am 
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Ngawang Drolma wrote:
This is meant for introspection rather than advice, just to put a frame around it :)

From where do you draw your motivation for ongoing practice? I know as a Mahayana we'll say bodhicitta and as a Vajrayana practitioner we'll say the guru. But I mean aside from that, what keeps you going with your practice and what keeps you interested in Buddhism as a whole? Habit? Devotion? Love? Academic interest? Healthy attachment?

I'm interested in your thoughts.

Best,
Laura



i started with sufferings.
Later curiousity
still later benefits in my life
And now a strong desire to achieve something more


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 Post subject: Re: Practice and Life
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:15 pm 
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I'm in it for the hot chicks and fast cars (not to mention bathtubs full of beer), but in the absence of these I make do with the sense of calm that arises from knowing that every little detail of daily life is insignificant and yet incredibly significant at the same time.
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