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    This is eteranlism, not buddhism.

    Causing suffering and death on other conscious beings makes you grow old and die. Refrain from causing suffering and death and you can make yourself immortal. And just to clarify, I do mean actual physical immortality where you live forever in the physical body that you inhabit; none of this immortal soul or immortal consciousness nonsense, I mean immortal physical body.

    Let go of Birth and Death. Let go of attachment to the body living forever and all the fear that impossibility causes. Then you will see the deathless. Which is also the endless. Because it is beginningless.

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      11 month ago

      One thing that was a sticking point in my mind were interpretations of words like attachment, suffering, I think I am coming to a better understanding when thinking more around the word acceptance.

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        Yeah for sure.

        I have PTSD from child abuse. And it’s taken a long time for me to accept that I am not neurotypical. To let go of my expectations (attachments) of who I’m ‘supposed’ to be.

        I was attached to being like everybody else. Now that I’ve accepted that I’m different, I can work with my PTSD with compassion.

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          yes. I even like that phrase. letting go of expectations. Im not wild about getting to obsessed over words in a conversation but buddhism is very deep and its hard to really fathom its nuisances.

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            There’s also translation issues.

            Like mind in Chinese means heart mind. So, when Buddhism refers to the mind they’re kind of referring to the whole nervous system not just the brain and especially the nerve clusters in the heart center (heart chakra in the subtle energy system).

            But yeah we’re also meditating on very subtle things that a lot of people don’t pay attention to. Buddhism is good at delineating those things and we end up not even having the language for them often in English.