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Postby tracefleeman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi. For a long time, i've considered myself a Buddhist. But i've only recently started practining latley. Since then, I really FEEL closer to enlightenment. Now, when I do walking meditation, I can see beauty in everything, EVERYTHING. I just have some questions: 1. I sometimes feel like I'm practicing for the wrong reasons, but not entirely. It's hard to explain, but yeah. 2. How do I take the vow of the Bodhisattva? 3. Has anyone ever reached enlightenment, being a layperson and not a monk?
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Re: Questions

Postby Ogyen » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:39 pm

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Re: Questions

Postby tracefleeman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:58 pm

There is not a temple near where I live...
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Re: Questions

Postby Jikan » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:33 pm

tracefleeman wrote:There is not a temple near where I live...


If you don't mind... about where in the world are you?

(don't worry we'll get to your questions! :meditate: )
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Re: Questions

Postby tracefleeman » Sat May 12, 2012 11:03 pm

Jikan wrote:
tracefleeman wrote:There is not a temple near where I live...


If you don't mind... about where in the world are you?

(don't worry we'll get to your questions! :meditate: )


A rural city with fields everywhere.
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