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What are your beliefs/ideoligies

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Gredge23

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What are your beliefs/ideologies?

Are you Christian , Muslim , Jew , Buddhist?

Do you follow the Ten Commandments?

What rules do you believe in?

What are your beliefs when it's all over? Heaven , he'll , spiritual world etc......
 
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i work on dropping ego, beliefs & fears. i don't see any human made form as being an ultimate truth, in fact a lot of it all i see in terms of myth, symbol, analogy, metaphor & allegory.

i don't follow any specific religion, sect or system, & don't think it's necessary to.

i try to adhere to Universal principles & my general viewpoint is there is a Soul/Spirit, Spiritual Realms, & Source/God.

But 'beyond' all that what is important i feel is just to try & live our own life as best that we can, in the moment, & be kind & decent people. To focus on our own growth, learning & experience - No one else can live our life for us, & we're here to live.

This would be a far better World without any Beliefs or Ideologies imo - Can any Belief be considered to be true? i don't think that there is any such a thing as a true Belief?
 
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I follow my own path, as I think we all do, moving from spiritual tradition to tradition and taking time to drink deeply from each. The most important skill, in my opinion, is knowing what is best for you right now - whether you should stay with the belief you have or move on. That skill guides our steps on the path.

In this world I am pretty pragmatic and scientifically grounded. I think there are some things science has a hard time explaining, but there are many things which people believe in which are just humbug.

Early in life I spent time in the Osho communes, and I still have contacts with some of those people, which gave me a pretty deep grounding in a wide range of traditions and spiritual masters. Lately I have been spending much more time with Buddhism and I have found that really enriching and rewarding.

Some of my views have been formed from that, and I've been influenced a little by experiences with my voices, and by reading material about near death experiences. I think a human being is quite a complex thing, I'm not convinced of the soul's existence, we might just be a process of transformation, there is no Christian hell, but there is certainly an afterlife consisting of a rich and varied spiritual realm, and there might well be such a thing as karma.
 
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Excellent and interesting replies.

I to follow my own path and trust my instincts on what is right or wrong.

I do believe in good and evil on earth , currently I am having voices and suicidal I think it is the work of the devil/evil , I met up with Mormons yesterday , they tried to push their beliefs on me that in the afterlife there is a spiritual paradise and a spiritual prison , depending on how u live your life. I found it very hard to believe.

Where I am at the moment in my beliefs is that when we die our penal gland releases DMT(dimethatriptomie) and we are in a permanent trip for all eternity , how fun that would be.
 
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Well I'm a buddhist but was taught shintoism when I was younger. I just practice everyday values such as compassion, kindness, virtue, wisdom and humanity. Each day when I meditate I work on acheiving inner silence, for 2 hours a day my mind and body are so still and happy. Shintoism i was taught to work with nature and treat every thing I do with respect.

Obviously I don't follow the ten commandments but I do follow 5 precepts in daily life, 10 precepts on retreats. Have lived by monastic rules and that was quite difficult.

I don't really think of heaven and hell but but a rebirth of the spirit, I do believe in reincarnation but I perfere to live in the now.
 
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I am also very open to the concept of reincarnation when I am unwell I have visions of a previous life I lived.
 
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I've been a practicing Theravada Buddhist for five years. I've also studied some Zen and dabbled in Tibetan Buddhist Lam Rim and Lojong. I meditate for several hours a day in 35 to 40 minute stretches. I try to live by the 5 precepts for the lay man but fo make slip ups from time to time.
 
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I'm not really sure what "category" my beliefs fall into - I don't follow or fit into any particular religion. I find the subject of religion and spirituality quite interesting. I believe there is a God, or a Creator/Source. I believe in intelligent design. I also believe in angels, or at least I like to. I have angels pinned onto one of my bags, and I carry a stone of Archangel Michael, Raphael and Uriel in my bags at all times. I think of them as protection. I love to read books about angels and books about the connection between God and science, other people's thoughts and interpretations of the Bible, and Christian symbology in literature. (I just read Looking For God in Harry Potter, which I thought was a great read and made me look at HP in a new light.)

I pray sometimes, though I feel strange doing it because I don't know how to do it "right." I don't know what the details are regarding God, but I believe He/It is personal and hears us. I also believe strongly in fate, things being "meant to be," from my own experiences (these experiences mostly people coming into my life in the strangest of ways and with the most perfect timing).

The afterlife I'm not sure about, but I hope there is a heaven, or peaceful spiritual realm. Last year my dad described resting in bed and suddenly knowing that if he didn't get up then, he never would. He saw beings that told him it's not time yet. We've never really made much of it but I assumed they were angels and that was that. I don't think about it much but it gives me hope.
 
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