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How would your life be different without Buddhism?

Postby Luke » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:40 pm

Since first discovering Buddhism when I was 16, Buddhism has had a big influence on my life. I feel very grateful to have found the one religion which continually satisfies and fascinates me with its endless depth and wisdom.

If I had not discovered Buddhism, I think I would just be re-reading the Tao Te Ching and the I-Ching at night and experiencing pleasant feelings from reading them, but I would still be longing for something deeper.

What do you think you'd be doing now if you had never discovered Buddhism?
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Re: How would your life be different without Buddhism?

Postby ronnewmexico » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:27 pm

Well not to be smart :smile: but....

I produced the circumstance of encountering Buddhism in this life. I then would have been not I if I did not so. Another circumstantial production which is not I.
But as I be circumstance in presentation I never encounters Buddhism. Circumstance it is that encounters the thing called I to meet the thing called Buddhism.

Niether I nor Buddhism nor appearence really exists. So no I may encounter Buddhism in this life.
Nothing may be met and nothing may be not met. Nothing as well may be found to be living nor dead, nor not living.

So..... :smile: being not smart.....I would not probably understand that :smile:
So I would not be as happy as I am smiling away. On this thread
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.
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Re: How would your life be different without Buddhism?

Postby Mr. G » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:11 pm

Luke wrote:What do you think you'd be doing now if you had never discovered Buddhism?


I'd most likely be focusing soley on my career like all my family and friends.

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Re: How would your life be different without Buddhism?

Postby Jikan » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:12 am

I'd probably be a Sufi or in a Gurdjieff group. Not sure how that would have turned out.
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Re: How would your life be different without Buddhism?

Postby plwk » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:21 am

I was contemplating on being a Jesuit or Franciscan...
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Re: How would your life be different without Buddhism?

Postby Sherab » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:18 am

I would feel my life to be meaningless and not understand why.
With Buddhism, I understand why life is meaningless.
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Re: How would your life be different without Buddhism?

Postby ground » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:38 am

What would be the alternative cluster of aggregates appearing to to itself as if being a continuum?
There is no knowing.

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