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Old 09-09-2018, 05:12 PM
winter light winter light is offline
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Sudden Dharma - Falling Into The Stream

Over the past couple of weeks something surprising happened. My interest in Buddhism increased and then suddenly everything came into focus. And in a very specific form that was totally unexpected. It was not enlightenment or expansive knowledge of reality or bliss or even peace. Instead it was a single-minded devotion to the Dharma. The elimination of suffering as a path. A pure Buddhist kind of awakening.

In summary here are words that arrived through the experience:

The Bodhisattva is my vow
The Dharma is my purpose
In all things I shall ask
How does this serve the Dharma?

All that matters is returning
Because returning is all that matters

I breathe in as I enter the world
I breathe out as a leave the world
I observe my feelings
As I enter and leave the world

Honor is not important
Except as it serves the Dharma

Generosity is important
As it serves the Dharma
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Old 18-09-2018, 02:41 AM
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A sense of purpose
Gives order to replace
Chaos and despair

Attention to detail
Becomes more interesting
Than the distractions
Caused by neglect
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Old 18-09-2018, 02:47 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by winter light
A sense of purpose
Gives order to replace
Chaos and despair

Attention to detail
Becomes more interesting
Than the distractions
Caused by neglect

How interesting your experience was.

I like it.

From the chaos comes purpose and order
With mindful intent we create more purposefully mainly because we 'feel' more connected to our true nature.

We hold more ordered 'space' within, which allows for more energy, more choices, more of everything really. We have room to move and create.

In many ways I call this awareness, the point of seeing the world as my playground and blank canvas to create more aligned to my true nature. :)
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Old 18-09-2018, 02:51 AM
JustBe JustBe is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by winter light
Over the past couple of weeks something surprising happened. My interest in Buddhism increased and then suddenly everything came into focus. And in a very specific form that was totally unexpected. It was not enlightenment or expansive knowledge of reality or bliss or even peace. Instead it was a single-minded devotion to the Dharma. The elimination of suffering as a path. A pure Buddhist kind of awakening.

In summary here are words that arrived through the experience:

The Bodhisattva is my vow
The Dharma is my purpose
In all things I shall ask
How does this serve the Dharma?

All that matters is returning
Because returning is all that matters

I breathe in as I enter the world
I breathe out as a leave the world
I observe my feelings
As I enter and leave the world

Honor is not important
Except as it serves the Dharma

Generosity is important
As it serves the Dharma

I believe that the true self is naturally aligned to generosity of spirit.

People speak about giving back, but through the true self more aligned without attachment, I feel it is more a spontaneous affect. There is no force, wilful intent or grasping at. It flows more freely from the open flow of the self aware of itself, which is aligned to it's own clarity and pure awareness. Returning back to our original source. It sounds rather simple really through the minds knowing, but of course the mind/body can go through some profound experiences and struggles, to understand itself as this.

As you show spontaneous awakenings as you experienced, can be quite profound and unexpected without any real master guiding you. You, as I understand myself in this way, become your own guide and master. :)
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Old 20-09-2018, 04:53 AM
Alice_1 Alice_1 is offline
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Thank you for your words. They penetrate the heart with warmth.
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Old 21-09-2018, 05:09 AM
winter light winter light is offline
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Thank you both for your kind words and sharing your perspective as well.

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As the Dharma demonstrates
An apparent opportunity for action

I will do it
If I may do it
I will not do it
If I may not do it

If the moment is uncertain
I shall be silent and await sufficient change
To reconsider the nature and purpose of the moment
As its own reflection of the Dharma
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Old 24-09-2018, 01:41 AM
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Where there is conflict or strife
And one may not identify
Hope is restored
As the narrative substance is changed
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Old 16-10-2018, 12:52 AM
winter light winter light is offline
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If I am not to be forsaken
I must walk in my own path

If I am to find the one that awakens
I must stir myself from my own dreams

Beyond the confined awareness
into completion of time and space

My self is permitted to become as it was
To return to where it never has gone
and will never leave

Peace and justice coexist in stillness
where the formed and the formless
cease to exist as unreconcilable divisions

Space consumes the tides
of sorrow and discontent
Time surrounds the movement
of lonesome reactions

One and many share an undivided attention
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