Hello Lana,

I'm pretty new to this forum too and I think we can all learn a lot here. 

A things I learned from my practice that may be relevant here:
- it is always difficult if I label people and everything around me as worldly 
and at the same time not liking anything worldly. First, labelling is a result 
of discriminating mind. Then, not accepting things as they are is a guaranteed 
- if I'm upset because of something that you do, I have a problem, not you. If 
you're upset because something that I do, that's none of my concerns.

Have a nice weekend, and if you celebrate thanksgiving, happy thanksgiving!

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From: Lana M. Gibbons
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?0?2 It seems to me that traditional buddhists were able to step away from the 
world and dedicate themselves to their studies,?0?2some did not even have to 
do?0?2chores!?0?2 Only the teachers really needed to interact with outsiders 
and even then, they only really interacted with those who were interested in 
learning (or thought they were interested in learning). ?0?2 In the reality of 
today's world, unless?0?2one was born into a rich family, one has?0?2to work 
for their living.?0?2 One has to be a part of a society made up of the 
self-indulgent and dualistic,?0?2somehow maintaining no-mind?0?2despite 
constant contact?0?2with those who truly are suffering: all while knowing 
self-realization is something they have to attain on their own. ?0?2 -Lana ?0?2 
?0?2 On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Rose P <things_r...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
?0?2 ?0?2 Good question Lana. It would be great to have more discussion in this 
forum about the nitty gritty of dealing with people in the world. Rose ?0?2 
?0?2 ?0?2So I ask: How do you interact with the people in this world? ?0?2  


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