Ending life's journey

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Ending life's journey

Post by beingnobody » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:19 pm

Hello Dhamma Wheel!

I've known about you as a community for a long time, but for some reason haven't gotten around to posting until now. That's how the Dhamma has been for me... I'm always putting it off, eschewing what I know deep down is truly important, so that I can spend one more day or year pushing my career, my ambitions, my art, or whatever other distractions Mara dangles in front of me.

Two years ago, I hit my head hard while longboarding, and it resulted in a cascade of defeats, struggles, and self-destructiveness in my life. I have toiled over whether the injury's effects have left me unable to achieve spiritual peace. These self-doubts, when I approach them calmly with insight, seem to go away rather quickly when I realize that our mind is, in fact, constantly in flux: dulled by substances, ignited by insights, weathered by age... to imagine my mind like a broken mirror is erroneous. The mind is more like a mud figure, never quite reified, getting wetter and drier, moulding into different forms.

Now I find my life much more settled. I have entered one of those periods of my life, like I have before, where something deep inside of me begins to still, and I subtly emerge onto this plane of consciousness where I'm aware of how insane samsara's psychology really is. All of this striving towards self-realization is, in fact, a distraction from reality. Like a beautiful-sounding creature, deep in the forest, something calls to me...

And thus I'm here greeting you. I hope that I am here to stay.

-beingnobody

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Re: Ending life's journey

Post by DNS » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:26 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Ending life's journey

Post by cooran » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:34 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, beingnobody! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Ending life's journey

Post by Sanjay PS » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:55 am

Being nobody is being in tune with life .

Nice to know you. Thank you.

sanjay
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The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

U S.N. Goenka

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Re: Ending life's journey

Post by appicchato » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:19 pm

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Re: Ending life's journey

Post by bodom » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:15 pm

Welcome!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Ending life's journey

Post by beingnobody » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:30 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome everyone! It feels good to know where to turn for support in my practice.

Metta,
beingnobody

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