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by flyingOx
Thu May 07, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Re: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.

I am not declaring anything. I am just telling you my experience. Like I said, this has happened so fast. Just last week, I was raging with anger, hate, had arthritis, had asthma, hated life, was depressed, didn’t believe in anything other than myself, and then someone special offered The Wings to ...
by flyingOx
Thu May 07, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Re: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.

I thank you all for your input. I have decided not to do any kind of ministering to anyone. I have also decided to go into the wilderness on a survival outing as soon as finals are over. I will only have my clothes on my body. I will spend the enire summer in the woods living off of whatever I find ...
by flyingOx
Thu May 07, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Re: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.

Zavk's mention of the seasons is a good reminder that our mental events are often partly products of external seasonal energies. In classical chinese medical philosophy, for example, there is described a pattern of mental states that rise and fall with the cycles of the seasons: --- Spring moves th...
by flyingOx
Wed May 06, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Re: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.

Dear flyingox, I'm glad that you have found some relief. I think everyone here is happy for you. But if you say that you now appreciate the impermanence of all things, then perhaps this state of peace you currently feel is also impermanent. I don't know how the weather is like where you live, but o...
by flyingOx
Wed May 06, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Re: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.

Try somewhere which is full of bother, a physical environment not mental. test yourself this too will pass. Clw_uk, I am not declaring anything. I am just telling you my experience. Like I said, this has happened so fast. Just last week, I was raging with anger, hate, had arthritis, had asthma, hat...
by flyingOx
Wed May 06, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Re: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.

Clw_uk, I am not declaring anything. I am just telling you my experience. Like I said, this has happened so fast. Just last week, I was raging with anger, hate, had arthritis, had asthma, hated life, was depressed, didn’t believe in anything other than myself, and then someone special offered The Wi...
by flyingOx
Wed May 06, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Yikes! People are noticing the change in me.

The solidity of my Awakening is very obvious to me. There is no doubt. It happened rather quickly after one reading of Wings to Awakening. If people come up to me out of nowhere or if others hear me talking to people who come to me, what is the accepted way to handle it? So far, I have done what was...
by flyingOx
Mon May 04, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Hello

Hello all. I am new to everything. I have studied meditation on my own without much discipline in the past from which I had achieved fairly good results. I avoided Buddhism for a long time for several reasons: One, I thought that it was going to be much more religious than it actually is, two, I was...