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  • Sean Pedersen
    Yes; it is more of a follow-up than a response. I was afraid I had scared you all away. The subject of Buddhism is why I am here! :) I figured introducing
    Message 1 of 63 , Jun 26, 2013
      Yes; it is more of a follow-up than a response. I was afraid I had scared you all away.

      The subject of Buddhism is why I am here! :) I figured introducing myself would make it more personal.
      From: Sherab Gyatso <sherabgyatso@...>
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      Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:34:07 -0400
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      Subject: Re: [TBG] hello all

      You are writing in reply to your own message. Most of the people in this group are ether American or America based.

      This group is mostly on the subject of Buddhism.

      On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 1:49 AM, Sean Pedersen <seanpedersen1985@...> wrote:

      I understand mental illness is taboo on your side of the world; I hope you all will give me the chance to demonstrate that not all mental illness is what is commonly perceived in the media. I merely seek enlightenment.
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      From: "seanpedersen1985" <seanpedersen1985@...>
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      Subject: [TBG] hello all

      Hello, all

      My name is Sean. I thought I would bring out the ol' PC and formally introduce myself here.

      I experience schizophrenia. I have abnormal wiring in my brain, particularily encompassing the linguistic portion and the lower reasoning portions. One typical attribute to schizophrenia is what is called "Black and White" thinking. Any given conclusion is either one way or the other. There is no in-between. Through meditation and daily practice I routinely find it necessary remind myself no absolute truth exists (perhaps that would make a good discussion?). With that in mind I find it much more easy to accept the fact that nothing simply is or isn't. I merely wanted to give reason to what may seem irrelevannt and illogical; and to tell you all there is a hopefully logical connection between our posts.

      My main interests are physics, photography, conversation, some philosophy, and some mathematics. I noticed a member of this group is well versed in particle physics? Their overview on the subject is excellent.

      Anyhow it is nice to read your enlightening and insightful posts throughout the day on my mobile. This group is much more personal than my collection of Amazon books on the subject of Buddhism.



      http://www.rigpaus.org/Glimpse/Glimpse.php - "Glimpses" by Sogyal RinpocheYahoo! Groups Links

    • sallev1
      Well said Sent from Windows Mail From: dorjeshonnu Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎July‎ ‎3‎, ‎2013 ‎9‎:‎08‎ ‎AM To:
      Message 63 of 63 , Jul 3, 2013
        Well said
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        From: dorjeshonnu
        Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎July‎ ‎3‎, ‎2013 ‎9‎:‎08‎ ‎AM
        To: tibetanbuddhistgroup@yahoogroups.com

        "rajkiran_ingle" <rajkiran_ingle@...> wrote:

        > he directed the path of buddhism by comparing the knowledge of all
        > religions.

        it seems this man had some personal ideas, and some categories with which he judged religion in general. buddhism best suited his social interests, out of a handful of broadly conceived religious systems, and only after he used the machete of his personal ideas to cut the buddha dharma into pieces most convenient to him.

        one can find comparisons of view which are more legitimate, thorough, and substantive, especially in the lineages from padmasambhava. perhaps they should not be reproduced here in full, from the chalpas to the nine yanas, but some person may know of a publicly available text that you could consult. or perhaps some details can appear here if some interest is displayed.

        > and you question about meditation which is just like a question that
        > does your parents do the same thing as you are doing. that, they
        > left this on people and people study buddhism and practise
        > meditation.

        if one is not trying to wake up, why use this word budh in any way? social reform can be beneficial, but one cannot confuse dana with prajna and so on. so a question about method is precisely this: what was this person doing to wake up.

        gautama taught that right view is particularly important. regardless of whether you or your parents are performing actions to wake up, there will be a view involved with those actions, which informs the purpose, causes and effects, of that activity. if there is no activity related to wakefulness, there is no soteriology in praxis, and what you have is no longer a religion but merely a social movement.

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