What are some of your fruits of the Path?

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What are some of your fruits of the Path?

Postby Challenge23 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:54 am

Hey,

I have been thinking about a lot of stuff(styles of learning and how they integrate with the traditional transition method of some schools of Buddhism, that sort of thing) and realized that I don't "know" that many people who have been dedicated towards the Dharma, worked toward the goal of realizing the Dharma and got some form of tangible progress. I know the Buddha(kinda), the HHDL(again, kinda ish), and I think my teacher is pretty attained but I haven't been able to sit down with them over a soda and veggie shoarma.

So, who has gotten tangible progress?

Now, you will be able to veer off a little if you like but I would humbly ask that you at least post the following.

1. Tradition/Practice
2. How long you engaged in said Tradition/Practice.
3. What was the fruit?

Also I'd love from all types, from people who don't snap at their coworkers to individuals who could levitate to my house and remind me that I need to go to bed.
I'm an agnostic in the same sense that Robert Anton Wilson was, except his reaction was laughter. Mine isn't.

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Re: What are some of your fruits of the Path?

Postby duckfiasco » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:30 pm

Hi! I think maybe part of the reason no one's replied so far is because dedicating the merit of your practice to all beings means they're not your fruits :)

I think it's safe to say though that if all of us didn't feel there were some benefit to others, we wouldn't continue practicing.

Peace :heart:
The Perfect Way knows no difficulties
Except that it refuses to make preferences;
Only when freed from hate and love,
It reveals itself fully and without disguise.
- Sengcan (tr. Suzuki)
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Re: What are some of your fruits of the Path?

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:14 pm

The Path to Liberation or the Buddha's way is called Megga the well-trodden path.
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Re: What are some of your fruits of the Path?

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:36 pm

Challenge23 wrote:So, who has gotten tangible progress?

Now, you will be able to veer off a little if you like but I would humbly ask that you at least post the following.

1. Tradition/Practice
2. How long you engaged in said Tradition/Practice.
3. What was the fruit?


I became objective and realistic about myself.
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Re: What are some of your fruits of the Path?

Postby Spirituality » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:19 pm

Challenge23 wrote:Hey,

I have been thinking about a lot of stuff(styles of learning and how they integrate with the traditional transition method of some schools of Buddhism, that sort of thing) and realized that I don't "know" that many people who have been dedicated towards the Dharma, worked toward the goal of realizing the Dharma and got some form of tangible progress. I know the Buddha(kinda), the HHDL(again, kinda ish), and I think my teacher is pretty attained but I haven't been able to sit down with them over a soda and veggie shoarma.

So, who has gotten tangible progress?

Now, you will be able to veer off a little if you like but I would humbly ask that you at least post the following.

1. Tradition/Practice
2. How long you engaged in said Tradition/Practice.
3. What was the fruit?

Also I'd love from all types, from people who don't snap at their coworkers to individuals who could levitate to my house and remind me that I need to go to bed.


1) Tibetan Buddhism (Gelugpa, FPMT)
2) about a year
3) I'm a lot happier: not only does the meditation make me happier, but it seems to have also given me a way of tapping into a basic happiness in my ordinary life. I find myself smiling at the oddest times.
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