You will get nothing out of Buddhism !

Buddhism is disappointing.

 If one thinks that Buddhists will be any different from other people,then one will be disappointed! Let’s be honest, people are people, and we shouldn’t expect too much. People can acquire a lofty attitude, but at least it’s the start of becoming a better person.

 The Dharma is the teachings of the Buddha. Buddhists are people who are attracted to those teaching, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that we are perfect practitioners. In fact, being in the company of Buddhists is bound to wind you up, when you expect more from them!

 Now to the real disappointment:

You will get nothing out of Buddhism!

There is absolutely nothing there.

You will meditate for years

chant mantras,

sing pujas

bang drums,

perform mudras,

just stare and stare,

and get nothing out of it.

.

Don’t expect praise for finding nothing.

You won’t get a badge.

You will be ignored.

You will experience doubt.

And nothing will happen.

After years of this,

you will finally realise that

nothing is happening all the time.

.

The great disappointment is that

you will lose everything

you are holding onto.

What a relief !

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This post came from here:

http://buddhainthemud.com/2013/06/27/buddhism-is-disappointing/

About dominic724

A former seeker starts blogging.
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3 Responses to You will get nothing out of Buddhism !

  1. tony says:

    Hello Dominic,
    It’s nice to meet you.

    Kind regards,
    Tony

  2. Shantideva says:

    As long as one identifies oneself as “a Buddhist”, one can never be free. The Dharma points to the truth, but making an institution or a holy cow out of it is just another form of attachment. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this, Dominic! 🙂

  3. What a great way to temper expectations! You found a great way to express it and share the thoughts Dominic….There is one thing people might get from losing everything we are holding on to… peace of mind!

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