Hi, came on looking for a bit of guidance and advice from intelligent and experienced people in regards to buddhism (philosophy, not religion).
About a month ago I had, in one way of describing it, a kind of enlightenment, where, essentially, I felt bliss and the feeling I was a small piece of conciousness that was part of a larger, infinite, universal conciousness
I don't know if it was caused by some sort of chemical imbalance in my brain, or if I'd somehow, subconsciously forced it upon myself, but either way it lead to a paradigm shift.
One where I went from athiesm, to some sort of believing in an eternal soul, not religious, but most definitely spiritual.
This lead to me feeling like I had some sort of neurosis, as my family is susceptible to such things. Then I felt like some investigation was in order. The internets lead me to watching lots of videos about buddhism and doing some light reading on the matter.
So after a month I sort of have these whole new "beliefs" I guess.
But I was wondering, is this just me being fooled by some sort of experience? Maybe someone on the fora can help.
I guess what I'm asking is buddhism as great as I think it is? I mean, it seems to make a lot of sense, ending suffering by letting go of addictions, ecaping this human drama, becoming master of your own mind etc.
I'm being long winded sorry, this whole thing is kind of scary, I find buddhism interesting but don't want to practice something that is 'wrong', or a waste of my life. I do like the phrase "explore everything, believe nothing".
So, what I'm asking for is really for someone to point out some things that are fundamentally wrong with buddhism, I mean, give me the reasons why you aren't a practising buddhist?
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