Discuss your personal experience with the Dharma here. How has it enriched your life? What challenges does it present?
Ngawang Drolma wrote:
This is meant for introspection rather than advice, just to put a frame around it
From where do you draw your motivation for ongoing practice? I know as a Mahayana we'll say bodhicitta and as a Vajrayana practitioner we'll say the guru. But I mean aside from that, what keeps you going with your practice and what keeps you interested in Buddhism as a whole? Habit? Devotion? Love? Academic interest? Healthy attachment?
I'm interested in your thoughts.
i started with sufferings.
still later benefits in my life
And now a strong desire to achieve something more
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I'm in it for the hot chicks and fast cars (not to mention bathtubs full of beer), but in the absence of these I make do with the sense of calm that arises from knowing that every little detail of daily life is insignificant and yet incredibly significant at the same time.
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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