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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Self centered is suffering. Other centered is bliss.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:53 pm 
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Good, good, good point, Dan! :thanks:I want to become pro-active and volunteer as much as I can. In fact, I feel as if I chose to return to this Earth to serve others... what can I say, it's the Buddha in me. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:54 pm 
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invisiblediamond wrote:
Self centered is suffering. Other centered is bliss.

Are these your own words? They are beautiful! :namaste:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:05 pm 
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At your age? Good luck :)

Seriously though, just do your best to get involved with something that "takes you out of yourself" a bit, as others have said, the age you are at it is pretty natural to have inclinations like that. Sometimes it's good if you can do something anonymously to avoid getting credit and self aggrandizement for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sometimes it's good if you can do something anonymously to avoid getting credit and self aggrandizement for it.
Mmm, a very wise point to make! Thanks for the tip. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:33 am 
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We are interdependent beings despite being buddhas. Interdependency is a part of samsara. Your needs are normal, healthy and very human. I would recommend reading this book. It will clarify things and save you (hopefully) from a lifetime of unconscious unhealthy choices. http://www.amazon.com/Attached-Science- ... s=attached


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