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Old 18-12-2016, 09:19 PM
Angnix Angnix is offline
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I see some truth in whatever i read

I have a Christain background, but Im mostly reading New Age stuff and even Jehovah Witness and i cant settle anywhere.... I have a strong belief there is a God and Angels, but i love nature based stuff and even have the desire to heal people with plants. Or even spells almost went Wiccan at one point.

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Old 18-12-2016, 11:14 PM
FallingLeaves FallingLeaves is offline
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I have a Christain background, but Im mostly reading New Age stuff and even Jehovah Witness and i cant settle anywhere.... I have a strong belief there is a God and Angels, but i love nature based stuff and even have the desire to heal people with plants. Or even spells almost went Wiccan at one point.

???

I never could settle either (I think it comes from having lots of lives where you do this and you do that and never being fully satisfied for whatever reason), so I took a bit from here and a bit from there and made my own kinda patchwork quilt. lonely, but not unhappy.
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Old 19-12-2016, 08:49 AM
Shivani Devi Shivani Devi is online now
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There was also one point in my life, back when I was 14, I had all the same ideas going around in my head, looking for a label that fit this thing I believed in - a nice little box to put it all into so I could pack it away somewhere and shut my mind up.

I don't know if it was because I was reading The Tibetan Book of Great Liberation at the time, or it could have been something Shirley Maclaine said in 'Dancing in the Light' while I was following the antics of Carlos Casteneda throughout South America...

However, I still didn't know what 'religion' or even 'spiritual thing' I was...

So, one night, I sat down with a pen and paper and a heart full of prayer and 'got serious'.

I made a list of all the beliefs and philosophies my heart/soul 'resonated with' - I liked Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, Animism and Wicca...

Now what 'religion' had all that going for it? I wondered...

In the end, there was only one and I had already experienced the joys of it throughout my childhood and teens...it was called Agama Hindu Dharma. It was the official religion of the small Indonesian island of Bali.

It is Hinduism before the whole commercialisation of it, so I set to work learning the language, studying it and learning all about Hinduism in the process - it just seemed like it was meant to be, when from ancient Balinese, I went to Buddhist Pali, then to a South Indian language called Kannada, then to reading Tibetan, which settled me down enough to start learning the 'Language of the Gods - Devanagri - Sanskrit. All of that kept me pretty busy...

...but I knew the choice of 'what I was' had already been made and when I saw my first picture of Shiva...I knew...I just knew and after that point, I couldn't turn back. I had reached the point of 'no return' and that's how I knew that I was a Hindu, above anything else I may believe in.

I hope you find your own answers and my story helped.
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:19 PM
mdeking78 mdeking78 is offline
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I'm the same way...there's some truth in every religion/philosophy. The problem is when people take one religion and hold it above every other. This is what causes so much separation in the world. This kind of thinking had not worked and will continue to not work to solve any of our biggest problems.
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:23 PM
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I think that you'll find that there's a lot of people on this forum that do exactly what you are. The reason that you find a lot of truth in all of the religions is that there is a lot of truth in all of them.
Ajahn Chah a famous thai Buddhist monk once said that to know dharma is to know nature and to know nature is to know dharma. If it makes you feel any better you're not on your own and in some respects you're in pretty good company.
Good luck and best wishes. Shaun.
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