Posted by Susan (22.214.171.124) on October 15, 2000 at 17:33:45:
In Reply to: Re: Torn - what is best for my children posted by Brian Taylor on October 14, 2000 at 15:42:22:
I know what a heart wretching issue you are going through but perhaps there is another way you can do it that will at least give them a sense of Buddhism. There were great films made and I am quite sure that they can be rented in any video store and the second, there are books for children to read on the life of Buddha and others.
I wouldn't dare go into the Christianity issue here as I lived it all my early years and then waked out on all of them and waked alone almost 30 years with a Tibetan teacher.
I agree they need something to hold on to but I am sure that you must have a shrine up or something so perhaps you can explain why you are doing what you are doing and why you believe in it.
Your hubby is being kind and as long as you both uphold the morality as it should be, perhaps that will buy you some time. I also should mention Snow Lion which is in Search-Tibetan Buddhism under pubications. They also have videos on His Holilness.
My own grandchildren knew that I was a Buddhist and use to love to come here and see what I had and I took one of my grandaughters and let her sit in on some teachings and of course my own son knew my nature and as the years went by, he understood the journey and its a nice thing when a mother and son walk the same journey.
Its a hard thing but perhaps some prayers can be said and who knows what can happen.
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