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  • 6yx
    Member
    • Jun 2011
    • 48

    Life is Boring

    Before I begin I'd like to say thanks for this forum being available, and existing.

    I was down, but remembered. Life is boring. Life is unfair. But why is it boring? Why is it unfair? Because I don't want to sit here at work and stare. I want what I want.

    Why is it unfair? Because I have to do so damn much when I get home! I don't want to do anything...ironically. That's what I do at work.

    I didn't move onto step 3, which is detach or not want my wants. That day I simply accepted the truth. Life is boring because I can't do something else. Life is unfair because I can't do what I want.

    I felt better. Simply accepting the truth.

    I then remembered more Dharma and felt bad. I didn't remember this community. But when I did, I decided I should contribute this little story about me accepting the first noble truth, and it's cause the second noble truth.

    It was also a thread where it was said "say a little something," and go with the middle path. It was a pleasant push.

    Thanks for the push. Hope this finds you all well.
  • Mp

    #2
    Life is life ... wanting, not wanting blinds us from the beauty that is right here, right now in front of us. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    • Ishin
      Member
      • Jul 2013
      • 1359

      #3
      Originally posted by Shingen
      Life is life ... wanting, not wanting blinds us from the beauty that is right here, right now in front of us. =)

      Gassho
      Shingen
      Yep

      If only my life were a little more fair, if only I had a bit more excitement, THEN I could find happiness. Sounds like a perfect case of the First Noble Truth to me. Not to make light of your problems 6yx. We all feel like this at times. That is partly why many of are drawn to practice in the first place.

      Sarah: That's not fair!
      Jareth, the Goblin King: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?
      From the movie Labyrinth 1986

      Gassho C
      Grateful for your practice

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      • Jishin
        Member
        • Oct 2012
        • 4820

        #4
        Life sucks and then you die...
        Beautiful day outside. Going for a walk.

        Gassho, Jishin

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        • Rich
          Member
          • Apr 2009
          • 2601

          #5
          Very well, thanks. When I worked in an office I would always try to get out at lunchtime for 20 min or so to walk or jog. Completely changed my perspective on the afternoon.



          Kind regards. /\
          _/_
          Rich
          MUHYO
          無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

          https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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          • Juki
            Member
            • Dec 2012
            • 771

            #6
            Fairness is unfair. Fairness is boring. Concepts are unfair, boring and ultimately irrelevant. Sit. Breathe in. Breathe out. Wash, rinse, repeat. And don't forget to smile.

            Gassho,
            Juki
            "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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            • Kyotai

              #7
              Thanks for sharing and contributing.

              Gassho

              Shawn

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              • Joyo

                #8
                Originally posted by Shingen
                Life is life ... wanting, not wanting blinds us from the beauty that is right here, right now in front of us. =)

                Gassho
                Shingen
                I wholeheartedly agree, life is just what it is. When we (meaning me, as I often feel like my life is boring also) are filled with cravings, desires for a more intersting, stimulating life, we miss what is right in front of us--children laughing, birds chirping, washing dishes, a sunset, or snow falling.

                Gassho,
                Joyo

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                • Jundo
                  Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                  • Apr 2006
                  • 39454

                  #9
                  I was down

                  The "I" measures up and down.

                  Life is boring. Life is unfair.

                  Life is life. The "I" measures boring and unfair.

                  Because I don't want to sit here at work and stare. I want what I want.

                  I felt better. Simply accepting the truth.

                  Yes "I" feels better or worse. Life is life, neither to be accepted nor rejected, attracted or averted ... the Ultimate Acceptance!

                  Now open the "Eye" and the "eyes" and see what an amazing world this is! Oh, never fully satisfying to "I" ... often boring and unfair (we can still try to fix the injustices we can) ... and sometimes downright hard. Ayeyaiyai!

                  But get past the "I" then realize the "I" ... like seeing the world out of two eyes, left and right, at once and thus seeing the world clearly for the first time. Can you encounter life as both ways as one, like seeing the world out of the right eye one way and the left eye another? CLEAR BUDDHA EYE! He who only sees through one eye is blind.



                  Gassho, J
                  Last edited by Jundo; 03-21-2014, 03:26 AM.
                  ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                  • Ishin
                    Member
                    • Jul 2013
                    • 1359

                    #10
                    The ayes have it !
                    Gassho
                    C
                    Grateful for your practice

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                    • Heion
                      Member
                      • Apr 2013
                      • 232

                      #11
                      As others have said: what is this bad and good? And who is feeling it? They are just observations in the voidless void.

                      Gassho
                      Look upon the world as a bubble,
                      regard it as a mirage;
                      who thus perceives the world,
                      him Mara, the king of death, does not see.


                      —Dhammapada



                      Sat Today

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                      • Jundo
                        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                        • Apr 2006
                        • 39454

                        #12
                        Just on a George Harrison kick today ...

                        Letra: (Sin Errores)Ahí viene el sol,Ahí viene el sol,Y digo: está todo bien.Mi pequeña,Ha sido un largo, frío y solitario invierno.Mi pequeña,Parece como si...
                        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                        • Jishin
                          Member
                          • Oct 2012
                          • 4820

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Jundo
                          Just on a George Harrison kick today ...

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfMWJi4req4
                          Here comes the sun. :-)

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                          • Hans
                            Member
                            • Mar 2007
                            • 1853

                            #14
                            Hello Jundo,

                            thank you for reminding me of the magic that was and is George Harrison.

                            Gassho,

                            Hans Chudo Mongen

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                            • Ryumon
                              Member
                              • Apr 2007
                              • 1706

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jishin
                              Life sucks and then you die...
                              Beautiful day outside. Going for a walk.

                              Gassho, Jishin
                              Crappy weather here. But it won't last.

                              Gassho,

                              Kirk


                              (Posted from my iPhone; please excuse any typos or brevity.)
                              ---
                              Ryūmon (Kirk)
                              流文

                              SAT/LAH

                              I know nothing.

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