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Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by jbrooks79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:24 am

Hi, I'm a Danish Buddhist reader, studied Theravada Buddhism for twenty years now, read a bunch of stuff, Dhammapada, the ' Power of Mindfulness ', other stuff, on buddhanet.net, and generally like Buddhism, find it nice, amazing . .

I currently make video games, as a hobby, and I want to make a game about enlightenment . .

I've meditated a lot, and use various prayer beads, to help in . .

I've also meditated on the law of karma, in deep meditation, and I believe it's true, ' works ' . . :)

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Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by jbrooks79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:47 am

I have had very bad PTSD, and used Buddhism to survive it . . I made some charts, based on mindfulness, about what it did, and I used meditation, and Buddhist reflection to beat it, make it through . . This is sort of mindfulness ' picture ', of what hard PTSD did to me, after a war, that was illegal . .

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Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by jbrooks79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:48 am

When I followed the teachings of the Buddha, to overcome bad karma, I got better, felt better . . That's my story, my life . .

Has Buddhism ever done something grand, for you, something big, like saving your life, from mental problems, suffering, etc etc . .

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It took me a long time to realize the Iraq war was illegal, I didn't follow the news, so it's been a harsh awakening, to realize it . . In the end, Buddhist teachings saved me from it, essentially . . It kept my ' soul ' alive, or ' citta ', during all this . . I am grateful . . .

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Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by DNS » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:09 am

Welcome to DW!


jbrooks79 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:24 am
I currently make video games, as a hobby, and I want to make a game about enlightenment . .
I've meditated a lot, and use various prayer beads, to help in . .
I've also meditated on the law of karma, in deep meditation, and I believe it's true, ' works ' . . :)
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Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by jbrooks79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:11 am

Thanks, Good times . .:)

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Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by jbrooks79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:45 am

Twenty years ago, I was punched in the head at martial arts, in Aalborg, Denmark, and I heard a voice, shouting at me, ' I Am evil ', I fell back and, when I hit the wood floor, I heard some glass, or mirror break . . I looked up, and saw black, writhing snakes on my stomach, ' in ' it, and then I blinked, it was gone . . It lasted two seconds . .

After that, I became very religious, and studied Buddhism for 12 years, until I got lonely studying on my own, and some Buddhists recommended I join a Church instead, for religious company, support . . That's when I started saying the Rosary, and developed one of my own, over time . . Now I found this website, and I also learnt a lot from buddhanet.net on my own, in the first twelve years, reading Dhammapada in the hospital, because the voice made me sick, playing games, saw movies . .

I focused mainly on mindfulness, and over time starting meditating on lying, how it affected the mind . . Whenever I told a white lie, intentionally, I would meditate afterwards, on my mind, and it unsettled me, disturbed . . I knew the law of karma was true, on my own, because the Buddha's teachings had led me there, after much mindfulness . .

After the Iraq war, I had a massive spiritual breakdown, and I made the chart above, in mindfulness, to show how it felt . . I used Buddhist principles to study it, how to lessen it, and I survived . . In all, it was one of the worst experiences of my life, regardless of what the politicians said, or lied about, it was bad karma, sin . . In the end, the teachings of the Buddha, and the rosary saved me, but now I see Buddhists use Malas, and I am keen to start saying the prayers of the Buddha, the Three Jewels, 108 times, while meditating on Buddha, his teachings . . I combined the rosary with meditations on virtues, since the Buddha taught that, to meditate in his 32 virtues, and made my own rosary, and it saved my life, my soul . .

But, now I really want to get back to Theravada Buddhism, and try to get better at it, since I found it saved my life, and I need the insurance, the protection . .

I can't wait to see what comes next, if there are some nice Buddhists here, I'm from Denmark, a bad nation, it seems . . But, I kept the faith, and focused on the Buddha, that saved me . . That's my story, what about you, why are you here, what's up . .

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Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by jbrooks79 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:49 am

My doctor was bad . .
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Re: Hi, Danish Theravade Buddhist . .

Post by bodom » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:45 pm

Welcome!

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The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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