Thank you again. I look forward to trying to combine the talks with the book when I have more free time for a longer study session. Perhaps this upcoming Uposatha!
This makes sense. I try and avoid talking about Buddhist topics which I don't understand to well. It makes me feel uncomfortable to know that I could be poisoning someone's view of the Dhamma with my misinterpretations, but occasionally I come into situations where I can't skillfully avoid it (not that it can't be skillfully avoided!)
I've been noticing a lot of my relationships with old friends changing as I focus more on my Dhamma practice. Mostly for the worst. I love them all dearly, but I think a lot of them are starting to like me a lot less now that I don't do drugs, and spend more time by myself. I hope I can remain friends with all of them, but it is what it is. I look forward to meeting friends in the Dhamma, but I think it may not happen till I'm out of college in a few years. I just don't have time for things like retreats while trying to do two degrees and a minor. I appreciate your responses!