Hey! Just a question on Buddhism.. would you happen to know the difference between tibetan and zen buddhism? and how do you practice the faith?
Hello! I wish I could pretend to have a very intelligent explanation for you, but the truth is I have just started reading about what Zen buddhism entails because I have been interested in their beliefs for a while. After Buddha’s passing, so many different schools of thought emerged from his teachings and I’m still learning about each one. I have mainly studied Buddha’s history and understanding of his life, and the different values of Buddhism as compared to other religious and spiritual beliefs. I was actually reading on Buddha’s influence in middle eastern countries as well, which is really interesting. I’m still a student of it all, that’s for sure. I mainly immerse myself in mantra meditation and enjoy understanding all the various faiths rather than strictly following one. I found a little explanation on Zen Buddhism for you that helped me a little bit in trying to understand and explain better for you and for me: http://www.zenguide.com/principles/index.cfm
Wish I could explain further, but I’m afraid we are learning alongside each other! Thanks for the question. xoxox
How incredibly rude, there's no reason for them to pass such harsh judgment on you, no one asked them whether or not they believed you and them "calling bullshit" on you was completely uncalled for. You have an awesome blog and if you're seeing auras that's awesome as well :)
Thank you for your post! Very kind of you to even write. To be honest I just don’t like starting any kind of drama/arguing on the internet. It’s so irritating and pointless to me. Obviously we all have our different beliefs about the world but it doesn’t mean someone has to rudely question someone who doesn’t line up with their own personal views. There’s a lot of people with very different views from you and I but there’s no reason to try to challenge them. Everyone should just live their own lives out happily. If you are truly happy with yourself there’s no need to antagonize someone else on their beliefs or lives. Anyway moving on from that! Love your blog, thanks again. xoxo
steamypersiankebab: Listen, I love you in a very Whitmanesque fashion as well as your blog in a very genuine way…but I call bullshit on your aura seeing. you expect me to believe that you’re some kind of all powerful mystic?
Your comment is funny. I looked at your page a while back and saw you are an atheist, which immediately shows your disregard for anything to do with metaphysical and spiritual beliefs, so I wonder why you even follow or reblog me so much. I’m not surprised you don’t believe in things like this. But I don’t care to try to prove it to you. I don’t have any reason to make something up to anonymous people on the internet who are not even in my daily life. My blog is a complete expression of my truth. I really don’t enjoy starting internet arguments with people, it is a waste of time and energy.
Edit: Forgot to add - never said I was some kind of all powerful mystic… The blog is called ‘Soul Study’ because I am still learning and trying to understand every dimension of spirituality myself. I don’t hold myself up to a higher level or have ever told people to make a pilgrimage to me for enlightenment or advice. Lol.
In a simple sense the whole point of being aware is to be free of resistance of the mind so that one can move freely in accordance with inner guidance and inspiration. The mind’s resistance is a constant obstacle that seems to stand in the way of our seamless expression of our full potential. Anxiety, worry, panic, phobia, stress are some terms we use to define the resistance created in our being from “mind’s fear”. Is mind’s fear necessary to survive? Not at all, in fact it’s mostly a huge hindrance to survival, though it may look as if its fear is protecting you (or so the mind says) it’ mostly just hindering you from living fully. “Wisdom” is necessary to survive, mind’s fear is unnecessary. A lot of people confuse fear and wisdom, and hence they are not able to distinguish between what’s the call of wisdom and what’s the resistance of fear, in them. The only way to be free of this confusion is to be free of the resistance of mind’s fear, so that the voice of wisdom is all that remains.