Posted by Michael Pollard (18.104.22.168) on November 06, 2000 at 11:46:08:
In Reply to: to you all posted by seer on November 06, 2000 at 11:21:28:
It seems to me Buddha's ability to strike a new path came from eons of self cultivation... not everyone can do as he did. Rather, I think that each path is different for each of us, and as we go our path begins to become our own in subtle but meaningful ways. No two of the great masters have ever came to Buddhism for exact same reason or way, studied beneth all the same teachers in the same order or strugled with all the same problems in the same way or intensity. Simply following a path makes that path your own. This is the way I figure it. I have to deal with the life I have, and apply Dharma to my life in different ways. While you may not realize it, your path is your own. As for beliefs, they are inherent in us. Even if you stuck a completly new path different from all other paths in everyway, the beliefs that come from that path would be beliefs. The different beliefs alter our already unique path.
Metta, I hope I do not come off odd:)
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