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Offline leeben

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Re: How to advance further?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 02:39:22 pm »
Okay, so there have been many questions in this thread. I think it's great, now i can answer some of them :D

1. I don't really like the idea of telling my age to a stranger on the internet, but let's just say that i am not 18 just yet

2. When i was a kid, i was diagnosed with ADHD, but i was very different from the most adhd people. I think i might have 2 personalities actually: somedays i am so energic, talk loud and fast and people around me get tired of it. Then there are days when i can't talk to people, i just be alone in corner. I should get help, i will get help, not just yet. I have been very depressed and even suicidal, that's one of the reasons i wanted to get into buddhism in the first place.

3. Closest sangha is 250km away, so yeaah, no.

Hi Leeben,

There's nothing wrong in having  difficulties,  just take things slowly , there's no rush.

Have a look at this basic outline of Buddhism, it might be helpful for you.

With kind wishes,


Seems like it took 14 replies to find what i was looking for. Thank you :=)

Offline ground

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Re: How to advance further?
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 12:17:26 pm »
Yes.  Three things:

1.)  Get some counseling for your shyness.  It's not natural or healthy to be as shy as you say.
2.)  Find a teacher.
3.)  After this don't take advice about the path from anyone online.

Especially item 3 is interesting: 'after this' is to ensure that once you have taken this wrong advice given online you stay on this wrong path.   :fu:

I thought I gave him pretty damned good advice.

1.) if he's as shy as he says and it's getting in the way of building personal relationships , then he should get counseling.

2.)  For advice about how to progress along the path, a teacher is essential. 

3.) There is no one on this board qualified to give that sort of advice.


you're a sex addict and a party goer as shown here and elsewhere in the same thread.

An advice about non-worldly matters - and buddhism is about non-worldly matters - given by a sex addict and party goer does not appear trustworthy.   :fu:
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 12:21:09 pm by ground »

Offline Anemephistus

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Re: How to advance further?
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 09:58:59 pm »
Leeben, I found the book "the heart of the Buddha's teaching" by Thich Naht Hhan to be an invaluable introduction for me. I had a rough start in life,  like many others do. It does not make me special, but life was hard. I live a ways from any Buddhist resources and I didn't have a car anyway and a friend of mine suggested that I read this book.

Master Thich Naht Hhan is a great writer and conveys many ways to implement the most important and fundamental aspects of the basic ideas. It took me just over a year to read, and I had to stop and question at each lesson, learn how to apply it and realize it's merit before I could move on.

I highly suggest it, it has a great deal of information to build on and it is written by a teacher who is skillful. The scope of the information is vast and reaches to the heart in a way that is hard to achieve by most beings.


I wish you the best, and when you have questions always feel free to ask them, and learn good dicernment from great sources  so you can tell what answers make sense to you and are right.

Let us know how your search goes!

At least one other agrees with my choice of text to get a good start :)'s-buddhism/the-one-book-for-beginners/
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 10:04:49 pm by Anemephistus »

Offline outdoorsjp

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Re: How to advance further?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2018, 12:48:57 pm »
Check out they have tons of quality information on there too about all religions and their root teachings. It is completely practical and teaches you the way to achieve buddhahood through spiritual birth, death, and sacrifice. It has helped me a ton and I know it can help you. I've been posting about it on here and everywhere because everyones karma is very bad right now and we need to awaken consciousness and eliminate our egos.


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