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Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 2)


(Buddha the Conqueror by Nicholas Roerich)

Buddhism has been an essential part of my life since the mid-90s.

The adventure began when I stumbled upon a feature in an encyclopedic dictionary that highlighted the Four Noble Truths. That finding immediately sparked my curiosity and a few days later I was buying a copy of The Dhammapada at a local bookstore. While slowly digesting the aphorisms in the weeks that followed, I found that its teachings were in continuity with a process of introspection that had begun during an introductory course on neural networks (i.e. systems designed to emulate some of the capabilities of the human brain, such as pattern recognition and associative memory), the study of which had triggered the question "what does this tell me about my own inner workings ?"

From then on I pursued my explorations and plunged into the Tibetan Book Of The Dead, which was quickly followed by various Mahayana sutras. I also bought a guide to learn how to meditate and started experimenting with the practice.

During the years that followed, I plowed through most of the major Mahayana sutras, progressively adjusted my lifestyle and behaviour to accord with the precepts, refined my meditation practice, memorized mantras, and became a vegetarian.

Meditation and mantra recitation are now part of my daily practice.

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Comment by Jens Mügge on May 20, 2009 at 1:14am
Hello Christopher, thanks for your openness to introduce yourself via this blog. For me it was very important to feel the suffering of my family and found Sogyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying ... through this book I found the Vajrayana buddhism ... and to learn to notice my inner emotions and learning how they are working is really fantastic. Before I read this book by Sogyal Rinpoche I studied some sutra commentaries by Thay - one of them was: The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Hear... ... yours JM
Comment by Christopher Stewart on May 20, 2009 at 2:46am

Hey Jens ! Great contribution ! Thanks for sharing...

I have that same book by Thich Nhat Hanh... :o)

Best wishes,
Chris

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