In Case You Were Wondering…

Some of you may know that I used to be a Vajrayana Buddhist nun. In case you were wondering, this post by Tenzin Peljor (see link below) accomplishes two things.

One, it explains some views on the subject of vows, although it does not address very fully the consequences of breaking or returning vows in much detail (“Hell” is implicit in some circumstances, and probably especially in mine!).

Two, it offers an illustration of one reason why I no longer belong in that expression of a Buddhist world. Most of y’all can put 2 and two together on that one, but I’ll elucidate: Enlightenment just doesn’t HAVE to be so complicated!

I offer the deepest possible gratitude and respect to Venerable Tenzin Peljor, and I cannot find adequate words to express my joy at being here with all of you, during these times when “Things” are gradually and gently being made so crystal clear!

Namaste, dear friends and family! I acknowledge each of you as my guide and fellow traveler! (^_^)

23 comments on “In Case You Were Wondering…

  1. ~p.s. Please give my Regards to President Obama!…since Ya are going to be so close by (telepathic-wise) to him…Carry crystals!…hehe~

    • Hi, DW & Nando! Yes, I am so much happier! (Although I wouldn’t trade my nun-hood experience for… well, much…) πŸ˜‰ I saw my Zen Buddhist brother over the weekend, and I made some comment in conversation about something the Buddhas had told me, and he said something like, “Well, I’m not sure a Zen Buddha would say something like that.” I pointed out that I had not said “ALL Buddhas…” Sorry, I still harbor some pain and bitterness over some things that happened around that situation. It’ll be wonderful to purify that crap.

      Ya know, I dunno why it occurs to me to mention this right now – you know what some of our Friends’ affectionately nick-name our species?


      I think it says something about how they perceive the way we (as a species) have so much to learn about living from the heart… πŸ™‚

      On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM, One River Consulting wrote:

      > Got my satellite dish & antennae in place! Crowds on the streets hoping to > see him πŸ™‚ >

      • Leslee, your experience has enriched our lives as well, thank you for having the patience to gain greater understanding of this particular world. I enjoy the “essence” of buddhism, and this has taught me to appreciate the simple things in life. There are stern buddhas starving for knowledge, and there are happy buddhas full with the knowledge of all-that-is. And then there is the cat waiting for a belly rub… miau! True happiness is a purring kitty… πŸ™‚

        • Hahaha! That has great significance at the moment, DW! Truly! A Terrier can pull off that act sometimes too… I know a couple… but they tend to get distracted… no doughnuts for them!

  2. Leslee we are in complete agreement. Ah, religion geeks. Worse than sports geeks! Whatever happened to the Zen Buddhists? Did they get consumed by the bureaucracy? :mrgreen: πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

    • I was only kidding about religion geeks… ♥ but I think this is a symptom of most religions. I saw it with the Baha’i’s too. And let’s not even get into West Coast hippies… if you’re not pocket mulching, you’re doing it wrong…

      I think this is to some degree part of the human condition. We as humans “need” to deconstruct things to understand them, it’s just part of the learning process. There is a certain level of satisfaction when you wade into something with a lot of stats and have a high degree of understanding of how everything fits together. Dungeons and Dragons is another example where it is baffling to the average person yet someone who knows the game can make a sword (or a pair of dice…) sing!

      So too, the Buddhism (Christian, Muslim, etc.) hierarchy serves the purpose of giving satisfaction to those of the higher-ups that they have mastery of the many intricacies of the religion. When in all matter of fact, the actual *event* of enlightenment might be as simple as watching the sun set! Take all that away, and you still have the basic thing that the whole religion is structured around.

      Now you see I am wading into “what is your element?” and doing the same thing… GULP!

  3. Leslee, I want to tell you that you are such a sweet soul. When I read your comment they really do make me feel good. In your words alone I find inspiration to keep fighting the good fight(Not that I need pushing ;)). I am so glad that Cheri’ and I are here, with all of you. I told Cheri’ yesterday the I have not met any of you in the physical sence, but I really feel like I know (Almost) every one of you! There really is a connection that you mentioned. Thank you, thank you for being you, thank you for being here for us, thank you for putting this together so we CAN come together. I can go on..really i can πŸ˜‰ I truly love each and every one of you and with every day that passes I feel a closer connection with the light.

      • Haha! Oh my goodness :D. Ok I am still home sick so I am gonna try to get some rest. I will still be meditating at 6:00pm my time so if I dont talk to you before then, I will pass the love and light to you all! πŸ™‚

        • I do hope you feel better soon, Mike! I forget if I mentioned, I don’t mean to make light of it, but I strongly sense you are clearing out gunk, so it’s kind of a happy occasion… in a weird way, I suppose. But I wish you swift healing and much comfort! And the same for Cheri!

        • I saw your comment about your health yesterday. Sending you vast amounts of Love and Healing dear Michael =) .

  4. Interesting, Leslee!! I was a buddhist for twenty years until last year and although it gave me alot, and am very grateful for the experience, one of the first things that AA Michael suggested to me last year when I started channeling publicly was to move away from the organization and do a different kind of silent meditation instead, which was what I used to do before I was a buddhist…it felt so right, and when I was ready to move on, it lifted me to a higher vibration and am soooo happy!..glad you were able to find what worked for you, too! much love to you, Lesleeβ™₯

    • Cool! I think the two are more similar than many realize! During all that spare time you have, pop over to AAE and look at Hurtling Towards Enlightenment… Wait, I’ll post it here!

  5. Oh dear. I must be too tired to read. I read the first line as: … Vajrayana Buddhist nut… and I burst out laughing. Then realized I read wrong. Ohmy. But thank you for the chuckles and lovely reading, comments included πŸ™‚

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