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Kiki wrote at 2014-08-05 22:55:04
I am both Buddhist and Heathen,  and would like to offer my thoughts on the matter. I believe that Buddhism is more than just noticing things,  it  is a tried and true methodology for self realization.  It points to the ground of beingness itself. Some would say,  and I would agree with them,  that Ginnungagap is similar to the buddhist idea of the void. ( beingness? ) ( magically charged void-potentiality ) Also, neither religion believes in an "outside" creator god,  remember, Heathens believe they are the descendants of their gods. ( personifications of universal forces and principalities ) Buddhism helps you  understand that you are  a part of all things-not too dissimilar. The understanding of the law of cause and effect is very similar in both paths as well.  


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I'm a long-time practitioner in a Korean-style Zen school. I can answer questions regarding Zen, formal sitting meditation, self-inquiry, the practice of "koan" transmission, and offer the particular perspective of this school on the great life questions.

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