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Dharma Perspective... What is a fulfilled Life? What is the 'meaning' of life?

Discussion in 'Dharmic Religions DIR' started by savethedreams, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. savethedreams

    savethedreams Active Member

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    Vanity is Dull and boring. Entertainment has it limits.... So How would you answer this question for anyone who practices Dharma?
     
  2. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    Dharma Perspective... What is a fulfilled Life? What is the 'meaning' of life?

    A fulfilled life brings you closer to Self-Realization which is identifying with your higher self and not your temporal physical self.
     
  3. Satyamavejayanti

    Satyamavejayanti Well-Known Member

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    Namaste,

    What is the meaning of Life? to Live and let Live

    What is a fulfilled life? A life lived in the realities of life, a life lived in such a way that is without the need/want of fulfillment.

    Dhanyavad
     
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  4. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

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    Basic Buddhist teaching is the meaning of life is to practice to become enlighthened by making good causes, meditating (etc) to despell the bad causes, learn how to disattach negativity from our minds. As Boddhisattvas of the Earth, we help others to reach enlightment (the meaning or fullness in life) before we get to that point ourselves.

    The meaning of life is always focused away from ourselves. That's what I get from Buddhist Mayahana teachings. Other Buddhists may say the meaning is to reach enlightenment for oneself and help others. It depends on what Sutra they are going on...most of us believe the basics: four noble truths, eight-fold paths, three jewels, and (Meyahana) Mystic Law. To understand, apply, and live these things is the meaning of life.

    Nam.:leafwind:
     
  5. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Dharma is fulfillment of one's duties and engaging in righteous action.

    "Karmani eva adhikarah te ma phaleshu kadachana,
    ma karmaphala hetuh bhuh ma te sangah tu akarmani."
    (you know the meaning, I do not have to explain it)

    That encapsulate the Hindu idea of a fulfilled life.
     
  6. dyanaprajna2011

    dyanaprajna2011 Dharmapala

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    To travel the path, and enjoy the journey, and to arrive at the destination.
     
  7. Banjankri

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    Fulfilled life is complete. There is no desire to change how one feels, because it's already without flaws.
     
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