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Originally posted by Redeemer
I did not come here to argue but rather to stop a series of misunderstandings and confusion before they unfold and cause a domino effect of headaches. The op has left and possibly realized that he was deluded. I am asking politely for a moderator to close or lock this thread if it is their will.
Originally posted by Buddha1098
First of all I want to give a little background information and then explain my reason for posting here.
On December 21 of 2010 I became enlightened. I will go into details if anyone is curious, but this post is more about my desire to help others to enlighten themselves. After my experience I began scouring the internet for information in an attempt to incorporate the experience into my life, and to try and piece together what happened to me.
After nearly nine months I feel like I have a good grasp of enlightenment, both what it is and what it isn't, and I'm hopeful that I can help others who have the same questions as I did.
Enlightenment is there for anyone who seeks it. It isn't reserved for a select few, and YOU can achieve it if you desire it.
Originally posted by BelowLowAnnouncement
One of my good friends, an old buddist himself, very far down the path to enlightenment. He shows wisdom, compassion and consideration in all his words. I asked him how he could describe what he felt, and he told me that he has many revelations and epiphanies relevant to his life and perceptions, and is humbled with great empathy. He has been meditating his whole life, he currently does something called "Dhama Dipa", or something close, which is 10-30 days in silence (meditating 12 hours a day) with likeminded individuals. I tried it out several times, you spend the first 2 days merely focusing on your breath from your nose hitting your top lip, apparently helping to focus the mind and also empty it. I wouldn't consider myself enlightened but those experiences have definately made me appreciate the little things. Time slows down when you slow down. I saw a catapiller climb a tree using silk.edit on 10-2-2012 by BelowLowAnnouncement because: for clarity
Originally posted by pirhanna
How can I make some additional money?
I'm an artist in my spare time, and it costs money to make art.