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  1. Thank you for the post. So what are the concrete ways to heal trauma, and what are the concrete ways to become integrous?
  2. πŸ‘πŸΎ
  3. @hyruga But what good are values if one is not principled enough to live them out?
  4. How can I become sure of this? There is still a lot of skepsis in my mind.
  5. A quote that comes to mind comes from Caesar - "It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience" All people talk about is the contents of principles, not how to actually embody them. I have to admit I haven't deeply contemplated the topic, but I think making a discussion here will be useful for more beings than just myself. I'll brainstorm some ideas on how to be principled and then go back to contemplating: What prevents a person from being principled? - certain states of consciousness, lack of virtue, emotions, desires, lack of love, more love towards the fruits of not respecting the principle than embodying the principle, lack of self-control, pain, low pain tolerance, suffering, not deciding within oneself that the principle is deontological in nature (ie not being 100% commited to the principle within one's own heart and mind) What prevents me from being principled? What are my own principles for life? How do I embody a principle with integrity? Some principles are easy to follow. Some are extremely difficult. A lot of people think that to embody a principle means to put your life on the line for it and be willing to die. That's a gross simplification. I'm very excited to hear your contributions on the topic. πŸ™
  6. Number one for relationships - No physical violence
  7. There exist many worse things than drinking. It's a rigid state of mind to be completely against it. Don't listen to anyone telling you there's zero reason to drink - that would be like someone telling you there's zero reason to drink coffee because they don't feel any effects or don't like it. That being said, any substance comes with this problem - will you like it too much? Godspeed
  8. Good luck, you have my respect and support and I will try to keep you in my thoughts πŸ™πŸ’
  9. @Leo Gura What are the most adequate terms? God Love and Infinity? "God" is also a platitude word in the West and the word "Love" subject to such crude banalisation.
  10. This is only a fragment of the teaching. Any legit master will understand the "natural radiance" of the emptiness - form is emptiness and emptiness is form. Zero is infinity. What I think itches you about a lot of these guys is that they are knitting their teachings according to what they think is the most skillful way (upaya - skillful means) to transmit to their students and audience - yet they understand more. It's a heavy burden to just lay out directly all these things we can now talk about over a cup of coffee - remember when you first understood Infinity? It's enough to make a grown man shiver in terror fetal-positioned for days Before you disagree, tons of these guys just stopped seeking after understanding Emptiness. It is a legitimate trap in these spiritual systems.
  11. Pin this to end the misery of the dating subforum