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Offline KimAndre

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Kim-André from Norway
« on: June 03, 2016, 02:15:09 pm »
Namaste guys  :namaste:

I'm a 22 year old young man from Norway. I've lived a pretty free and privileged life so far, poor in comparison to Norwegians in general, but rich in comparison to the world. What I've been most rich in is love and freedom. My mom got me when she was 18 and raised me on her own, but for a few years when we intermittently lived together with my grandmom and my same aged uncle (or bruncle - I'm his brephew  :wacky: ). She's always believed in "free parenting" as we call it here, which means letting your child unfold mostly on its own, following its curiosity and learning from experience. So that's what I've done. I dropped out of school after 10th grade (with good grades) with the aspirations to become a musician. Something like Bob Marley which has been a big idol for me. It didn't take long before I got involved in a mixture of hip-hop, rasta and new age culture of kindred spirits on the quest for the secrets of the Universe and the best way to spend our life. After discovering Oneness, the Law of Attraction and psychedelics, I peaked in my direct experience of ultimate truth during my first inhaled DMT trip. I experienced what I can only describe as nothing-in-comparison-to-anything-else, no time, no space, no body, no responsibilities, no others, no feelings, no things, the closest to nothing I've ever been, an experience that brought to the forefront the most constant component of my life which is my consciousness. The observer in me. I just observed observance itself... After this I figured ok, we're all one and we're infinite, we can create our reality and this is an adventure! So I set out to make the most of my life and find whatever I had incarnated for. After loads of ups and downs... none of the ups ultimately satisfying my quest for what "I incarnated for"..., a few extreme psychedelic trips, raw self-inquiry and honesty.. I figured, yin-yang, the truth of suffering and Nirvana is the real spiritual stuff of existence, Nirvana being the only truly noble path. The highest. The only one worthy of my efforts, for myself and all that is, ultimately and most importantly: what's best for me... So I shaved my long, previously dreadlocked hair, cancelled my apartment contract, quit my job, looked up monasteries online and found an international one that I really like, in Thailand. It's a very strict monastery, and, being of the Theravada school, focuses on the ultimate attainment of Nirvana, or Nibbana as it's written in anglicized Pali. Straight to the core... I've reached high states of consciousness during meditations before and feel like I'm about to break through to egoless planes, even to the source/Nibbana.., but I always get afraid and hold on. This is a part of why I believe Buddhists in general has the answer, because as the echoing words of Terence McKenna spoke in my mind: (Paraphrasing) "What the monks of Buddhism are really doing is preparing for death.. and I think it might be worth it." .. which I agree with. I'm not ready to die. I'm not ready for Nibbana. I want to be.

I'm leaving for Thailand the 28th of June, but in the meantime I'm here to question, discuss and answer. Assuming you're all up for it I'll get right to it in the appropriate sub-forums, so see you there  :grouphug:

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Re: Kim-André from Norway
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 09:24:43 am »
velkommen skal du være, og lykke til!  :headbow:

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Re: Kim-André from Norway
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 09:25:51 am »
i have also been looking towards the monastic path, but I've set my aims towards Nalanda Monastary in France. I wish you the best! :)

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Re: Kim-André from Norway
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 02:19:36 am »
Takker og bukker :)

What made you go for the Mahayana tradition?

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Re: Kim-André from Norway
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2016, 09:34:18 am »
my experience leads me to believe it's the right path for me.  ;D

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Re: Kim-André from Norway
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 03:31:25 pm »
Welcome, Kim. :namaste:
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Kim-André from Norway
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 11:59:19 pm »
Fair enough loopix :)

Thanks Ron!  :namaste:

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Re: Kim-André from Norway
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2016, 01:20:20 am »
please refer the below link.
ARAHANT WAJIRABUDDHI THERO. the living arahant in Sri Lanka (an awakended one)

www.pathtonibbana.org
www.mahanuwara-wajirabuddhi-thero.org

 


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