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Featured Do you have any future plan for your spiritual/religious belief/practice?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Seeker of White Light, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    Have you any thoughts about where you like your beliefs or practice to "get" you in near or far future?
    Have your way of searching for answers changed a little or a lot?
     
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  2. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Northern scum

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    Er...no. In a word. :)

    I don't know as I'd call it searching for answers, more likely trying to comprehend life, the universe and everything. Anyhoo, I used to read lots, the further back, the more I read. I sort of think I've read enough recipe books and now mostly get on with the cooking - zazen/life.
     
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  3. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    I plan to switch bodies. This one is doing fine, but it's getting near time. Hopefully there'll be somebody around that wants me.
     
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  4. JustGeorge

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    No. I will go where I feel its appropriate to go.

    To try to map out a plan to me would seem counterproductive. Who am I to make such lofty plans?
     
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  5. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    I dont know if you have a zen teacher...if you do.
    Do they still wack you with a stick if you ask questions :confused: that happen to me ones when I talked to a zen monk :oops: he wack my head for asking questions....
     
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  6. RayofLight

    RayofLight My pronouns: they/them

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    Bro I didn't even plan to make it this far you think I'd actually have a plan now?
     
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  7. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    Yup....:p

    My plan is to be here today, and see what tomorrow brings
     
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  8. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    My brief Zen encounter had a stick that could be requested if the requester needed a recentering jolt. Keisaku - Wikipedia
     
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  9. Trailblazer

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    Plan, what's that? I have no plans for anything let alone for my beliefs or practices. :D
    Well, maybe they have changed since the advent of the internet since the answers are more readily available and I also find answers from others on forums so that has changed since I came to forums.
     
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  10. Ashoka

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    I don't plan on reaching Moksha in this life; I hope to reincarnate and try again; maybe hang out with loved ones in the Pitri Loka (world of the ancestors) for a while.
     
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  11. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Methinks id have wacked him back.

    A new maths teacher didn't know about my dyslexia so picked on me for not completing his task and wacked me across the knuckles with his ruler. His tie was dangling so i grabbed it and yanked. Down he came and banged his head on the desk.

    Of course he shouldn't have attacked and vice versa, the incident was never mentioned again

    And not doing the spiritual thing i don't have a plan for it
     
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  12. Nakosis

    Nakosis Time Efficient Lollygagger
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    Well, my atheist beliefs about religion...

    I subscribed to Curiosity Stream to continue to see if there exists anything which can't be explained by materialism.
    Also has narrative explanations about the travels of the Apostles and other Christian related documentaries.

    So basically learn more to support, redefine if necessary, my position.
     
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  13. Orbit

    Orbit I'm a planet

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    I'm content. I no longer worry about these things, I just try to live a good life.
     
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  14. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Just through this life. It will be worthless after I die.
     
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  15. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Northern scum

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    Sure that's not a Norwegian thing?! :)
    I know of the shoulder being lightly struck during zazen sessions. It certainly isn't a thing I know of, in the UK. I recall the first thing the senior monk said on my arrival was "What questions would you like to ask..."
     
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  16. mangalavara

    mangalavara Truth Alone Triumphs
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    Yes. I would like for my spiritual beliefs and practice to bring me to self-realization, that is, to full awareness of my true being: an eternal and immaterial soul that is part of Viṣṇu. Moreover, I want it to make me like him in my characteristics. Further, I want to truly, and I mean truly, find everlasting fulfillment in knowing him. Lastly, if he permits, I want my presence to be a genuine and effortless source of healing, peace, and spiritual inspiration to other beings.

    No, but if I could meet a true Gurū who could help me, that would be wonderful. :)
     
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  17. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I have completed my spiritual journey well in time.
    which, Allah will decide. :)
    Best wishes for your effort.
    Be your own guru.
     
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  18. stvdv

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    Yes

    I became less judgmental and more content, equal minded, joyful, blissful (on occasion) and wise

    So, definitely it has been good for me
     
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  19. Viker

    Viker Spirit in Black

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    My little group has been growing over the years. We've recently discussed a larger venue for when we're indoors. We're also planning on going more public and a possible internet presence.

    We might even have members knocking your doors soon. :D

    Personally, I plan on changing around some of my decor and incorporating other aspects in to my rites.
     
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  20. Martin

    Martin Spam, wonderful spam (bloody vikings!)

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    We had nuns at primary school, they were vicious with a ruler.
     
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