Posted by Grace (22.214.171.124) on August 11, 2000 at 08:05:28:
In Reply to: Please advice! posted by Peter on August 11, 2000 at 07:32:44:
I have been reading books about Buddhism, coming to this forum, reading the posts put here by other Buddhists, and asking many questions about it for almost 2 years. I think you should give yourself some time. Read and study about Buddhism. Look at the posts on the forum about the taking refuge part you mention. There are some posts here about that and about many other things you will want to learn about. Be patient with your girlfriend as she may be a little afraid of your becoming involved in something she doesn't understand and that she thinks might take you away from her. You must give yourself time to search your heart and be sure of what you want to do. Try to be understanding with your girl friend and talk to her with a loving heart no matter what it is you talk about. This may help her to see how your interest in Buddhism is a good thing. Let your Buddha Nature shine.
Hope this helps...
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