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08/03/2011

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Dorte H

Your review is spot on.

Highly exciting, but there was a bus scene (no spoilers) that made me laugh out loud.

Mediations

Thanks, Dorte. And yes, the bus added nothing, rather took something away.

I also think it is time to call a halt on stereotypical former Yugoslavs....

hypnosis

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Sashank

Any Buddhist's with some advice on gnitteg started?I have been an atheist for about 10 years now and have started to come to the conclusion that conventional religion and spirituality may not serve a purpose as an actual explanation for the universe, it does however provide something that we as a species seek out intrinsically. I can't imagine what other reason could there be for it's pervasiveness in every culture throughout history?Now that I'm older and free of the indoctrinated dogma I was born into when I was younger, I think it is possible to take a functional approach to spirituality. For me it's unlikely that this could be Christianity, Islam, or any of the more main stream spirituality. I'm not seeking rules so much as an inner peace, silly as the feels to say.I have liked much of what I've heard of Buddhism. While I found the notion of reincarnation challenging to accept initially, I was encouraged when I heard that not all sects teach that notion. Not only that but, in a way the notion in physics that energy cannot be destroyed could be a form of reincarnation in and of itself. The electrical energy in my brain and body. Etc.ANYway I've downloaded numerous texts and audio books (buddhism for beginners) but have hit a couple of stumbling blocks right out of the gates. First is how so much of what I have heard so far just strikes me as simple Altruism. The Path of Compassion The Path of Generosity. These concepts are functional to being a good person. Is this supposed to be a revelation to me?The second this bias I've discovered to some of the various Personalities that this seems to attract. A number of the audio books I've tried sound like they're being read by new-age hippy self-hypnosis guru's. Slow, deep voices trying to get you to relax. It reeks of in-authenticity to me. I'd rather have a stand up comic giving me the low down than these people.Isn't there a good place to start for simple down to earth instruction that speaks to my intellect rather than this squishy hippy-dippy stuff?

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