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Offline Gibbon

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Renunciation, the first step on the Dharma path
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:07:26 pm »
In this thread, let us share our experiences with developing renunciation, with the view to becoming free from suffering.

For myself, when I was first drawn to Buddhism as a young person, I could only connect to the idea on a theoretical level.  As I get older and see more death and suffering around, it is becoming more real.  How about you all?

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Re: Renunciation, the first step on the Dharma path
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 01:30:10 pm »
In Pure Land teachings, Amida Buddha takes you just as you are. Any subsequent renunciations are done in gratitude for Amida's boundless compassion.

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Re: Renunciation, the first step on the Dharma path
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 01:59:19 pm »
So, what is your motivation for practice if not renunciation?

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Re: Renunciation, the first step on the Dharma path
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 02:08:30 pm »
So, what is your motivation for practice if not renunciation?

Gratitude.

https://www.lionsroar.com/the-path-of-gratitude/
« Last Edit: March 19, 2020, 02:27:50 pm by Dharma Flower »

 


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