Existential Crisis

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Re: Existential Crisis

Post by rowyourboat » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:53 pm

Perhaps some metta meditation to help light the darkness, not being afraid to learn from the darkness as well. It is time for reassessing your life, actions, and speech. I suppose you find a way to have a meaningful life either changing yourself/beliefs or your actions/livelihood.
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Re: Existential Crisis

Post by DAWN » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:49 pm

Existance have no crisis.
Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...
I'am sorry for my english

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Re: Existential Crisis

Post by marc108 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:11 am

mikenz66 wrote:It's not uncommon for things to get rough if practice is effective.
right! i came to my teacher with similar problems and questions, when my practice caused in me an 'existential crisis'. he said it was perfectly normal and something along the lines of 'this is the stuff we dont tell beginners or they would never start to practice'... lol.

insights that come up around the 3 characteristics can be extremely traumatic in my experience. it's wise to start digging into the Suttas & find a good teacher if you're at that point.
"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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