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I have quit Buddhism

Postby Anders » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:09 am

It wasn't really working for me, tbh. This has been coming a while, and I am not bitter or anything just a tad disappointed over so many years for nothing. I've decided to follow the teachings of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) instead which suits me a lot better as he has no rules or 'morality' shoved down your throat. I was talking to a teacher in the lineage and told him of an experience I had about 10 years ago. He told me that based on that I was probably qualified to be a teacher in that tradition, which will be neat. Always wanted to make a career out of that.

I'll stop by now and then and let you know when my latest satsang have been posted on youtube and such.
"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Sönam » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:15 am

Anders Honore wrote: which suits me a lot better as he has no rules or 'morality' shoved down your throat.


Also some buddhists traditions have no "rules or morality shoved down your throat", you did'nt encounter them ... so I hope you will found happiness with Baghvan's no rules or morality ...

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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby bodhipunk » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:34 am

I wish you well. Have you heard about this? Or that he was deported from the US in 1985 after pleading guilty to immigration fraud? And the other allegations made against him and his followers including arson, drug trafficking, child abuse, attempted murder, etc.? These are just a few things I hope you are aware of. I'm not saying that the group you have decided to join has been involved in any of this. It's just best to always do a lot of research before getting involved with anything - and that of course includes any Buddhist tradition or organization. Best of luck to you!
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Paul » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:37 am

Anders Honore wrote:It wasn't really working for me, tbh. This has been coming a while, and I am not bitter or anything just a tad disappointed over so many years for nothing. I've decided to follow the teachings of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) instead which suits me a lot better as he has no rules or 'morality' shoved down your throat. I was talking to a teacher in the lineage and told him of an experience I had about 10 years ago. He told me that based on that I was probably qualified to be a teacher in that tradition, which will be neat. Always wanted to make a career out of that.

I'll stop by now and then and let you know when my latest satsang have been posted on youtube and such.


Probably for the best. There is so much nonsense in Buddhism about rules, morals and so on, all tied up with the obviously authoritarian notions of reincarnation and karma.

IMHO YouTube is rapidly becoming the no.1 place to go to for spiritual teachings, especially all the so called 'secret' teachings like tummo, dzogchen etc. It's definitely the future.
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With such a confidence, empowered by the regal state of natural mind,
The training now is simply this: lets your six senses be at ease and free." - Princess Parani
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Blue Garuda » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:41 am

Sometimes we need to forget the 'isms', the controversies and examine what Buddha actually taught - free from some of the additions made by self-interest groups and hierarchies.

I visited Osho's ashram in Pune some years ago, an amazing place, but was not drawn to it. There is a 'morality' espoused by all teachers in the form of expectations and the fulfilment of their own desires.

Good luck. :)

(I hope this isn't an April Fool thread.)
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Kilaya. » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:01 am

Anders Honore wrote:It wasn't really working for me, tbh. This has been coming a while, and I am not bitter or anything just a tad disappointed over so many years for nothing. I've decided to follow the teachings of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) instead which suits me a lot better as he has no rules or 'morality' shoved down your throat. I was talking to a teacher in the lineage and told him of an experience I had about 10 years ago. He told me that based on that I was probably qualified to be a teacher in that tradition, which will be neat. Always wanted to make a career out of that.

I'll stop by now and then and let you know when my latest satsang have been posted on youtube and such.


Good luck with your chosen path!
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Anders » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:02 am

Aww, I don't have the nerve to keep this up when people are writing sincere good intended replies here.

Check the date, guys. Image Image
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I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Sönam » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:20 am

Anders Honore wrote:Aww, I don't have the nerve to keep this up when people are writing sincere good intended replies here.

Check the date, guys. Image Image


well done! :rolling:

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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby bodhipunk » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:25 am

Hahahaha! I feel like a jerk now, but I still wish you well! :lol:
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Mr. G » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:36 am

Anders Honore wrote:Aww, I don't have the nerve to keep this up when people are writing sincere good intended replies here.

Check the date, guys. Image Image


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    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby TenzinDorje » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:02 pm

HA! :applause:
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby AlexanderS » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:25 pm

I can't believe people fell for that, I figured it out instantly when you mentioned Osho.
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby catmoon » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:50 pm

Ooooh that was well done.... had me going. Just the right mix of bitterness and disillusionment. :rolling:
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Nighthawk » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:06 pm

lol osho. good stuff.
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Sönam » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:10 pm

AlexanderS wrote:I can't believe people fell for that, I figured it out instantly when you mentioned Osho.


I had some heavy doubt, but as I did'nt figure out we were the 1st of April ... I was respectfull

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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:19 pm

What? Is today Oshos birthday or something?
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I'm soooo confused???
"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."
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Jikan » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:36 pm

Anders Honore wrote: I was talking to a teacher in the lineage and told him of an experience I had about 10 years ago. He told me that based on that I was probably qualified to be a teacher in that tradition, which will be neat. Always wanted to make a career out of that.

I'll stop by now and then and let you know when my latest satsang have been posted on youtube and such.


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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby gad rgyangs » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:39 pm

rajneesh told much better jokes than the buddha.
Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby plwk » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:46 pm

When I left Christianity for Buddhism, my sis went like 'So wats next? Islam?'
Then a Catholic lady told me that I will burn in hell...another god sis I knew since childhood slammed the phone on my face when I refuse to go to her church meet...

Just wanna let you know... never stop believing in yourself and potential... and yes, I am waiting for the satsang...
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Re: I have quit Buddhism

Postby Will » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:48 pm

Anders Honore wrote:Aww, I don't have the nerve to keep this up when people are writing sincere good intended replies here.

Check the date, guys. Image Image


Thank Buddha! What a horrid joke to play on we trusting, but now pissed, comrades. :evil:
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