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    Red face Introduction to myself

    Hello all,

    It was suggested in my previous post that an introduction to myself would be a great idea so here it goes.


    • I am 39 years old, male living in uk
    • I have been practising meditation in one form or another, mainly zazen, for most of my life
    • I suffer from multiple personality disorder but luckily enough all my personalities like meditation
    • I suffer from severe depression also resulting in suicide attempts at times
    • I live with my partner and animals
    • I have been looking for something like this community for a long time and was put onto it from Facebook
    • I am seeking something deeper that will make my life make sense as right now nothing makes sense to me
    • I smoke lots and drink occasionally
    • I take zero illegal drugs
    • I am on long term sick for the above problems
    • My main fault if it can be called one is getting to intensive about things such as zazen
    • My aim has always been to be a monk and live the life completely helping others by my own example


    Thats about all of it, if there is anything else you would like to know then please just ask as I am an open book.

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    Senior Member Myosha's Avatar
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    Welcome, Neiphi.


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    Welcome Neiphi


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    Great to have you aboard Neiphi! :-)

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    Hello Neiphi ... welcome to Treeleaf. =)

    Gassho
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    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Hi Neiphi

    Welcome here. I am in the UK too.

    As far as life making sense, maybe it is okay that it doesn't. Sitting and letting things drop away can feel a whole lot better than trying to understand why life is as it is.

    Gassho
    Andy

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    Neiphi, welcome to Treeleaf.

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    Welcome to Treeleaf.

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    Welcome! I'm looking forward to practicing with you.

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    Hello and gassho
    迎 Geika

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    Hello Neiphi, glad you are here, lets practice together

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    Welcome, Neiphi.

    Gassho

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    Welcome, Neiphi! Glad to have you here!

    To add to Kokuu, I think that if life made sense our collective and interdependent heads would explode! In other words...you're not alone!

    Gassho,
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    Welcome Neiphi. Like Kokuu and Tim pointed out, life doesn't have to make sense per se. Trying to make sense of existence is like trying to fit a hundred foot statue into a 10 inch box. This works in Doctor Who, but science hasn't really been able to pull it off yet haha. In zazen we "see" that while there are problems, there are also no problems. Even during emotional turbulence, there is an all pervading calm. Think you'll find that many who practice Zen have had their fair share of mental anguish. The Buddha offered the Dharma as the medicine for suffering.

    Gassho, John

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    Welcome!

    May you find Treeleaf to be of some value.
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