Linda was in turns disappointed and astonished. She had been hoping to find the answer to that emptiness in her life from Buddhism but now was befuddled. The book said that this quote forms the first principle of Buddhism. We thought of the dilemma it causes followers, that they shouldn’t follow but be their own lamps. We sat there for an hour talking about it and left a little further in the right direction than when we had come in.
There is an equivalent progression in my life. At 65 I’m finally beginning to see and accept who I really am as a person. I should have seen it, and sort of did, all along. But now I’m happy with the bits and pieces I’ve found. Whether they have anything to do with spirituality is doubtful, however. But at least I’m no longer living a life of self-avoidance.
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Danny Wootton Hey Stan, sorry I wasnt around the other night for you guys too call me, how about tomorrow?
Like · Reply · September 6 at 7:54pm
Stan Burfield Sure. I work in the evening, believe it or not smile emoticon, but we'll try getting you in the day.
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Danny Wootton ok, call me around 1pm your time,604-761-4611
Like · Reply · September 7 at 12:14am
Meredith Moeckel Beautiful thoughts and as always, your very well written communication of them Stan. smile emoticon
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