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by puravida
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Engaged Buddhism and Monastics
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: Engaged Buddhism and Monastics

Thank you so much Varis for your concise replies. I was wondering if you could unpack further how merit practicing Dharma is of greater longer term benefit to all sentient beings. How does this work? Why is the long run more important than meeting short term needs like someone starving due to inadeq...
by puravida
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Engaged Buddhism and Monastics
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Engaged Buddhism and Monastics

I am reluctant to identify as anything, but I would probably be best described as a who tries to put the Buddha's teachings into practice. Something has been bothering me. And that something is a concern that Buddhist's are disengaged. I know that seems contradictory given I'm posting in the engaged...
by puravida
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism

Thank you so much to all for the very thoughtful posts and insights. It's comforting to receive word from those further down the path, who have been walking it far longer. It's very supportive and I really appreciate it.
by puravida
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism

Hello to everyone. I'm new to the forum and look forwarded to participating. I am currently experiencing some challenge in my practice. As some backstory, I was raised in a Christian tradition and slowly gravitated away from it. When I started to explore Buddhism I found the idea that there is no pe...

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