Practice and Life

Discuss your personal experience with the Dharma here. How has it enriched your life? What challenges does it present?

Re: Practice and Life

Postby ram peswani » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:30 am

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.

Best,
Laura



i started with sufferings.
Later curiousity
still later benefits in my life
And now a strong desire to achieve something more
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Re: Practice and Life

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:15 pm

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.
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"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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