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Hi Lydia!,
I was intrigued by your post because I am Buddhist and was wondering if you are also a Buddhist? I can understand how you might associate Depersonalization with enlightenment (because of the level of detachment). But I have experienced brief moments of "kensho" or enlightenment during meditation and at those times I feel very "grounded" with the world around me, Like I am a part of everything and everything is part of me, I am very aware of the "here and now" and not caught in the past or future. For me though, depersonalization feels unpleasant, I am frozen with fear and a ghostlike feeling. Kensho for me is a pleasant feeling of detachment yet "oneness" with everything. But I like your idea of trying to approach dp in a "spiritual" way. I might try to just "experience" it next time and see if I can find any positivity, but usually it just scares the heck outta me. :wink:
 
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Hi again Lydia!,
So nice to hear from someone else who follows Buddhist teachings. No I do not have permanent dp thank goodness! I did have an episode of dp? that was weird but not scary, I was sitting at my computer and felt like I was being pulled backward out of my body, it was such a strange sensation! I had a weird dream that I read a sign that said "enlightenment begins". I would really like to be truly "enlightened" and sometimes think I am a reincarnated buddhist. Yes I will try to approach my dp next time in a spiritual way. Have you ever experienced kensho? Do you follow any specific Buddhism? I follow Mahayana and zen.
Peace,
Alessa :D
 
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Hi again,
I usually cannot remember my dreams, but I am relatively sure that I dream in color. I have to work tonite too. I would like to give you my e-mail adddress in case you would like to talk in length at any time. I find it very difficult to find other buddhists to talk to. The closest center is about an hour from my house, but I am part of this online e-sangha: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?showforum=21
my e-mail address is [email protected] I hope to talk to you later.
Alessa
 
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I sent you an e-mail, there is a _ between alessa and sunderland, that may have been the problem. Hope to hear from you.
Alessa
 
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Everything I needed to know about enlightenment I learned in kindergarten.

Outside of that I recieved a bachelors in Comparative Religions with a concentration in Zen Buddhism.

DP/DR for me is samsara in its absolute incarnation. Which begs the point of enlightenment and absolutes. In true Zen style, I will calmly disagree with you while agreeing with you fully. I have not, until now found a better definition of samsara than DP. But the best definition of samsara reveals the absolute of existence, just as the drop of dew on a leaf of grass reveals the moon.

Truthfully, I can only see myself in the drop of dew. It is not a reflection but me looking at the back of my head looking at the drop of dew.

Yet, I find a relative peace in meditation.

kwan zeon bozatsu.
 
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