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Offline blueberri

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True Happiness
« on: July 08, 2012, 05:35:55 pm »
Lasting and true happiness. Isn't that what we are all seeking? But do we really know why we suffer or how we suffer in our lives? Do we take the time to question our experience/s? Has there been a glimpse of what life is like without suffering? Liberation is possible. There is a common thread that runs through our life experience that if looked at closely reveals that we are all in this together, we are not separate in the core of who we are. Let us discuss and allow the wisdom of dharma to unfold.

Offline santamonicacj

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Re: True Happiness
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 09:32:07 pm »
Lasting and true happiness. Isn't that what we are all seeking? But do we really know why we suffer or how we suffer in our lives? Do we take the time to question our experience/s? Has there been a glimpse of what life is like without suffering? Liberation is possible. There is a common thread that runs through our life experience that if looked at closely reveals that we are all in this together, we are not separate in the core of who we are. Let us discuss and allow the wisdom of dharma to unfold.
You've bundled a whole lotta questions together!

I believe that lasting happiness cannot come from situations and circumstances. Everything changes, and if it doesn't it is even more annoying than when it does!

Dharma practice can be said to be like a distillation process. Purify bad karma, eliminate the obscurations of emotionality and ignorance, purify your habits, and finally allow your true nature to express itself. At least that's what I've been led to believe, and it seems to work for the people that really do it.
Warning: I'm enough of a fundamentalist Tibet style Buddhist to believe that for the last 1,000 years Tibet has produced a handful of enlightened masters in every generation. I do not ask that YOU believe it, but it will greatly simplify conversations if you understand that about me. Thanks.

Offline Lobster

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Re: True Happiness
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 09:29:38 am »
Quote from: blueberri
Let us discuss and allow the wisdom of dharma to unfold.

Sounds good to me.
The dharma is very dependent on were one is on the path.
For me this entails finding the nature of the path as it realigns.
I find we have to know where we are, where we are going and how and with whom to get there.
Most of us are made happy by good company. What does this entail?
For me it is finding not good people, not kind people, not happy people but people with the capacity to share.
What do they share?

Perhaps dharma that others can absorb in a format that is digestible?
What say you?  :namaste:

 


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