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What is that you want?

Postby oushi » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:30 pm

What is the goal you want to achieve through your spiritual practice?
Honestly and in simple words that you understand. For example, never ending bliss, or joy. Sharp mind, clear thinking etc.
So, what is that you really desire?
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby dude » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:39 pm

1. An irreversibly enjoyable state of existence in this life and after death.
2. The same for everyone else.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:39 pm

freedom from suffering. a rebirth in a pure land, and lifetimes where it is actually possible to help people other than prayer and mundane help, to give real spiritual help that works. to be a buddha.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:47 pm

Man, I want to stop wanting stuff, I want my crazy mind that craves more, more, more to be quiet. Other than that I just wanted to have enough of the fog lifted that I can be more helpful, and less burdensome to others, especially those that would be most directly impacted by me.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:51 pm

yeah i want to stop wanting stuff but at the age of 21 it doesnt seem very healthy or practical.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby Nighthawk » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:55 pm

Liberation in the next life.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby oldbob » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:19 pm

:namaste:

Lots of good answers.

Sometimes i ask myself, is there anything that i want?

For the last couple of years the answer has been, nope.

Then i ask myself, is there anything that i don't want?

And for the last couple of years, the answer has been, nope.

Maybe i'm becoming dull and insensitive in my old age to resist all the sexy advertizements of the things that i am supposed to want.

Been there done that - lots of t shirts (can only wear one at a time).

Now I am happy to sit in the sun - look at any nature - see the stars - blog on DW.

Happy to think about whatever comes into or doesn't come into my mind.

Even dull and insensitive is ok. :twothumbsup: :smile:
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby dharmagoat » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:21 pm

I don't want anything.
So I don't practice.
So I stay miserable.

Sometimes I want to not be miserable.
But it passes.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby LastLegend » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:19 am

I am interested in becoming Buddha this life. Take it for what it means, Oushi. :smile:
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby Kim O'Hara » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:15 am

Peace, equanimity and clarity in my daily life, and the will (and ability) to help others ... which all adds up to the Divine Abidings, I guess.
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I'm agnostic about whatever may happen after death so it has very little influence on my practice.
:shrug:

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Re: What is that you want?

Postby duckfiasco » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:28 am

Long term: The ability to understand others' suffering and actually be able to help their situation.
Short term: A better understanding of what this mind and experience are doing, how they are. I can scarcely help others if I don't understand what's most obviously at hand, my own suffering and hangups.
The trouble is they're the easiest ones to overlook and misapprehend.
Please take the above post with a grain of salt.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby futerko » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:31 am

For me, I guess spiritual practice is an end in itself.

...although I do still harbour some small secret ambitions to become supreme overlord of all time and space, but failing that I'd probably settle for a cold beer or two. :cheers:
we cannot get rid of God because we still believe in grammar - Nietzsche
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby duckfiasco » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:08 am

futerko wrote:For me, I guess spiritual practice is an end in itself.

...although I do still harbour some small secret ambitions to become supreme overlord of all time and space, but failing that I'd probably settle for a cold beer or two. :cheers:

Dark or light? ;)
Please take the above post with a grain of salt.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby futerko » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:22 am

duckfiasco wrote:
futerko wrote:For me, I guess spiritual practice is an end in itself.

...although I do still harbour some small secret ambitions to become supreme overlord of all time and space, but failing that I'd probably settle for a cold beer or two. :cheers:

Dark or light? ;)


When it comes to beer, I have the "one taste" thing pretty much down. :tongue:
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby Lindama » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:54 am

Simply this: Yeha-Noha(Wishes Of Happiness And Prosperity)

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Re: What is that you want?

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:01 am

I am already so happy, and except for the arthritis in my back, really joyous most of the time.

My true wish is that all the actions of my body, speech , and mind,
positive, negative. or otherwise
will lead beings to enlightenment in this lifetime.
As unlikely as i know that is,
That is what I really want.
I recite this every morning.

But, part of it is selfish too.
If beings don't ever stop doing all the stuff that perpetuates suffering
I swear, I'll go crazy.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby dude » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:33 am

PadmaVonSamba wrote:I am already so happy, and except for the arthritis in my back, really joyous most of the time.

My true wish is that all the actions of my body, speech , and mind,
positive, negative. or otherwise
will lead beings to enlightenment in this lifetime.
As unlikely as i know that is,
That is what I really want.
I recite this every morning.

But, part of it is selfish too.
If beings don't ever stop doing all the stuff that perpetuates suffering
I swear, I'll go crazy.
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I'm with you.
Not long after I started practicing I thought it would be easy to change the world just by teaching others to practice too.
Some people don't want to try, some don't give it a fair chance, others quit for trivial reasons.
Yeah, it makes me crazy.
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby Lindama » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:35 am

and this, practice in the fast lane ...

Laughing at my nightmare
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby reddust » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 am

I want the same thing I've always wanted since I first started out on this Path, to be able to walk through anything that happens in this life with equanimity. I am not there yet :tantrum:

Good thread... :heart:
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Re: What is that you want?

Postby Lindama » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:30 am

reddust wrote:I want the same thing I've always wanted since I first started out on this Path, to be able to walk through anything that happens in this life with equanimity. I am not there yet :tantrum:

Good thread... :heart:


I dunno Red... ask your dog
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