Whether you're exploring Buddhism for the first time or you're already on the path, feel free to ask questions of any kind here.
People only listen to the advice they want to hear.
One of the most difficult things to assimulate is how transformative the lay path can be and how futile desperate paths are. Eventually the very conditions/karma come back manyfold.
The Buddha fails to bring up his son and ends up with Ananda, and a sangha of life refugees . . .
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Nobody can give you a true answer to that question.
You'll have to find the answer yourself, inside you.
But, just for fun, read what comment comes up as my signature when I log off.
Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach
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