I'm considering changing my lifestyle by a lot. First off, Dh and I fight a lot. Not huge screaming battles, but we're currently hardly ever in the same room, and he won't spend any time with me (guess he's taking a break from me?). I don't know. Anyway, I've noticed since we've been together that I've become a different person, and the change has not been good. I'm not as nice to people, I'm not as friendly and I dislike myself.
So, I've been thinking that becoming religious would help me. I don't believe in God, so I was thinking Buddhism has alawys interested me and I would like to convert (from nothing to Buddhism that is).
Can anyone give me a clue as to how to do this? I'm completely new to the whole thing.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Freela at 9:27 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:34 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
That is a really good answer Kristi. She's completely right. Counseling would help you out better than anything right now. I have seen religion being used as a weapon in relationship and instead of making things better, the couple ends up worse. Counsiling is a good thing, it is YOUR time to help make you an even better....you.
Answer by pnwmom at 2:40 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
I agree very much with the ladies above. But if you truly are interested in Buddhism, you should learn as much as you can about it by reading books or speaking with a practicing Buddhist. The thing about Buddhism is that it is a very diverse philosophy. There is no fixed ideology or thesis such as in most Abrahamic faiths, but you should learn and accept the teachings of Buddha and the Four Noble Truths. Learn, learn, learn is my advice.
Answer by KelleyP77 at 4:19 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:55 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
If you are interested in Buddhism study it!! Read, Read, Read about it - and take notes. Look at other paths that may be out there as well. You may find it's not for you and find a different path that is. But, like the others say "religion" may not "fix" you - there may be other avenue you need to travel to mend your relationship!! I wish you much luck!!
Answer by Morgain at 4:07 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Answer by Crimsonia at 5:13 PM on Jul. 28, 2010
Next question overall
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