Andrew108 wrote:Notice Steveyboy how no one else in this thread has mentioned their teacher except you? Why do it? Sounds like you still have a bit of an evangelist tendancy.
So I'm very happy and relieved. Thanks.
Andrew108 wrote:I guess I'm the only one who has a problem with Tsem Tulku's students evangelising here. So I'll drop it.
In truth the types of topics posted here where I can offer constructive advice are getting fewer and fewer. I have no contact with any Buddhist organizations anymore and would hate to meet someone like Stewart or Steveyboy in person. So I guess the things I post are pretty irrelevant to most. Oh well.
I think it is an excellent story!CoreyNiles92 wrote:Not the most interesting story, but it is mine.
gregkavarnos wrote:I think it is an excellent story!CoreyNiles92 wrote:Not the most interesting story, but it is mine.
I remember as a child flicking through a brand new encyclopedia my parents had brought for me (encyclopedias were fashionable back then since there was no interent (and/or Google) and I stumbled across a picture of the Buddhas face and a mudra from a Buddhist statue. My family was Greek Orthodox Christian and I was being educated at a Irish Catholic school (by monks) whilst living in an English Protestant colony (New Zealand), so I was pretty much into the Christian thing and actually wanted to become a priest.
Then along came adolsecence and I flipped over into Social/Green/Anarcho/Autonomist...
Buddhism was definitely the sane balance between the two insane extremes. It just made sense.
PS While we are on the topic of gurus, my guru can beat the crap out of your guru any day of the week!
Even if your Greek was good you wouldn't really understand what they were saying coz the liturgy is in Byzantine Greek and not Modern Greek! You would have as much a chance of understanding Byzantine Greek as I would of understanding Olde English.underthetree wrote:...My Greek wasn't good so I couldn't understand the liturgy, and that suited me fine.
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