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Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby LastLegend » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:46 am

I confess I don't practice meditation as a Buddhist. Don't hate. :bow:


Confess yourself here!
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby reddust » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:01 am

LastLegend wrote:I confess I don't practice meditation as a Buddhist. Don't hate. :bow:

Confess yourself here!


No hate here I don't meditate as a Buddhist either ;)

My confession, I already confessed in the vegetarian thread :roll:
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby LastLegend » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:06 am

reddust wrote:
LastLegend wrote:I confess I don't practice meditation as a Buddhist. Don't hate. :bow:

Confess yourself here!


No hate here I don't meditate as a Buddhist either ;)

My confession, I already confessed in the vegetarian thread :roll:


Ok sister :heart:

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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Simon E. » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:17 am

I hate Lana Del Rey , and have a secret longing for Mangosteens.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Jikan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:00 pm

The gap between my commitments and my conduct is far too wide. I'm lazy & lax with myself, but impatient with others--put together, that makes a hypocrite. I could go on but, as I said, lazy...
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby oushi » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:18 pm

I smell Christianity, so I will say: Since Jesus died on the cross for all our past and future sins, I have nothing to confess, since all is redeemed. How clever of him!
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Simon E. » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Formal and sometimes public confession of faults is pretty mainstream in aa number of Buddhist traditions.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Ayu » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:56 pm

Ah, oushi, didn't you hear of the "4 Forces"/ 4 Powers" ?
I don't find any link, but confessing is a means for clearing up and losing bad Karma.
The means is to say it openly (at least to oneself), don't hide it, regreting it(1), don't want to do it again (2), asking the Buddhas & Bodhisattvas for supporting this task (3) and dedicating the merits of ones sadhanas to this task (4).

But mainly it is about harming others. To be no Buddhist doesn't harm anybody. To say a lie harms.
If one only harms himself, it is a harm too.

I can confess right here, that in my real life I have to work on right speach and on concentration on my duties...
Because, if our mothers, who have been kind to us
From beginningless time, are suffering,
What can we do with (just) our own happiness?
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Jikan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:37 pm

Simon E. wrote:Formal and sometimes public confession of faults is pretty mainstream in aa number of Buddhist traditions.


And they can be helpful for someone who sometimes has unrealistic expectations projected onto him or her by well-meaning people.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Simon E. » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:04 pm

Jikan wrote:
Simon E. wrote:Formal and sometimes public confession of faults is pretty mainstream in aa number of Buddhist traditions.


And they can be helpful for someone who sometimes has unrealistic expectations projected onto him or her by well-meaning people.

They can. Also for those who are seeing the effects of their own actions and taking responsibility for them.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Tsongkhapafan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:09 pm

I confess that I all too easily give in to laziness and identify all too readily with a limited self.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Simon E. » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:16 pm

Tsongkhapafan wrote:I confess that I all too easily give in to laziness and identify all too readily with a limited self.

Me too.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby TaTa » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:18 pm

I smoked quite a lot of weed in the new year party =(. My old friend
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Tenzin & Söpa » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:22 pm

I sometimes eat meat. :(
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When there is no one to provoke anger, how shall we practice patience?
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby dharmagoat » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:17 pm

I confess that I don't publicly confess things.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby duckfiasco » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:29 pm

I am reluctant to give up harmful short-term pleasure, often at the expense of others.
I can be very lazy about cultivating metta. Too lazy to love people! :toilet:
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Lindama » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:39 am

A cup that is full can't be filled. Confession is simply to empty the cup. If we remove the religious baggage, we may just see an empty cup.
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Motova » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:50 am

Simon E. wrote:I hate Lana Del Rey...


:evil:

:techproblem:

Umm... I took the cookies from the cookie jar.

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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Lindama » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:51 am

Jai Ma!
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Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby plwk » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:43 am

I walk around nude at home when no one is around...
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