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 Post subject: Questions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Hi. For a long time, i've considered myself a Buddhist. But i've only recently started practining latley. Since then, I really FEEL closer to enlightenment. Now, when I do walking meditation, I can see beauty in everything, EVERYTHING. I just have some questions: 1. I sometimes feel like I'm practicing for the wrong reasons, but not entirely. It's hard to explain, but yeah. 2. How do I take the vow of the Bodhisattva? 3. Has anyone ever reached enlightenment, being a layperson and not a monk?


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 Post subject: Re: Questions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Questions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:58 pm 
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There is not a temple near where I live...


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 Post subject: Re: Questions
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tracefleeman wrote:
There is not a temple near where I live...


If you don't mind... about where in the world are you?

(don't worry we'll get to your questions! :meditate: )

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 Post subject: Re: Questions
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 11:03 pm 
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Jikan wrote:
tracefleeman wrote:
There is not a temple near where I live...


If you don't mind... about where in the world are you?

(don't worry we'll get to your questions! :meditate: )


A rural city with fields everywhere.


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