My constant need for attention...

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Re: My constant need for attention...

Postby invisiblediamond » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Self centered is suffering. Other centered is bliss.
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Re: My constant need for attention...

Postby flowerbudh » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:53 pm

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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Re: My constant need for attention...

Postby flowerbudh » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:54 pm

invisiblediamond wrote:Self centered is suffering. Other centered is bliss.

Are these your own words? They are beautiful! :namaste:
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Re: My constant need for attention...

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:05 pm

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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is not born in the hearts of disciples in whom the moisture of attachment has dried up. It grows instead in the hearts of ordinary sentient beings who possess in full the fetters of bondage." -Se Chilbu Choki Gyaltsen
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Re: My constant need for attention...

Postby flowerbudh » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:28 pm

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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Re: My constant need for attention...

Postby Sherab Rigdrol » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:33 am

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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