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Postby vanuatu » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:37 pm

Hi, Im new here so thank you for the opportunity to learn. Wonder why I understood myself so much better as a child. I didnt question mystical experiences and it seemed that "knowing" was easy. When I was a kid I just knew that wealth was not all I wanted. It was clear that giving was the true source of my happiness. Why must I be taught as an adult? Curious!
Later, it would occur to me it's the emptiness we mistakenly call Innocence.



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Re: wonder why

Postby Jesse » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:47 pm

We pick up alot of crap along the way I guess. Welcome :smile:
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Re: wonder why

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:42 am

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Re: wonder why

Postby Ayu » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:06 am

vanuatu wrote:Hi, Im new here so thank you for the opportunity to learn. Wonder why I understood myself so much better as a child. I didnt question mystical experiences and it seemed that "knowing" was easy. When I was a kid I just knew that wealth was not all I wanted. It was clear that giving was the true source of my happiness. Why must I be taught as an adult? Curious!

Hello vanuatu, welcome.
Yes, it's curious. I have the impression that children are more near to the dharmic realm. They come from a peaceful place, often, and they have more space for wisdom. On babyfotos i look much more wise than now. :smile:
So in this life we collect a lot of "crap" and it seems to be the duty to loose it all again. :tongue:

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Because, if our mothers, who have been kind to us
From beginningless time, are suffering,
What can we do with (just) our own happiness?
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Re: wonder why

Postby vanuatu » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:03 pm

:smile: Thank you for the welcome its very nice to be here.
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