Author Topic: Boy George Got Told Off For Buddhist Chanting  (Read 14352 times)

bambi

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Re: Boy George Got Told Off For Buddhist Chanting
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2014, 02:47:26 PM »
I am really happy that Boy George got a hold of his life and realised that there is something out there much better and worth his effort and time. It did say in the article that the noise was a bit too loud, maybe Boy George was too excited chanting and he forgot he is in a hotel..  8)

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Re: Boy George Got Told Off For Buddhist Chanting
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2014, 03:08:32 PM »
When going astray through popularity and into drugs and finally realised that Dharma and Buddhism is the best thing that comes to him, it shows his faith in his practice. At least he is leading a healthy lifestyle than before. Hope this will inspire  more people to be like him now.

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Re: Boy George Got Told Off For Buddhist Chanting
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2014, 04:30:23 PM »
Why being told off for chanting something nice? Boy George had come a long way really and it is good to see his life being back to the straight line. Must have been Buddhism that made him a transformed person.
Boy George is amazing because he shares about his experience, how his practice has helped him to overcome his negative habits of the past, and on top of that, he is able to  maintain and not fall back to these negative habits. Anyhow, we are happy for Boy George. hope that he will keep up with his practice and be liberated from suffering.

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Re: Boy George Got Told Off For Buddhist Chanting
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2014, 05:20:43 AM »
Boy George is blessed to continue his Buddhist practice and clean up his unhealthy lifestyle. Not many people, especially celebrities, live to tell this story. Look at Whitney Houston. She's been struggling to kick out her substance addiction. Unfortunately, she did make it. She didn't have enough merits to overcome her negative karma.

I've seen some of Boy George's recent video interviews. He looked and sounded very grounded, focused and alert. He is definitely more wise, having gone through so much all these years. It's very inspiring to hear people like him come out of the mess they were in and start all over again, ever brighter and stronger. Boy George stated that Buddhism gave him the strength to be back. Kudos!

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Re: Boy George Got Told Off For Buddhist Chanting
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2014, 03:47:51 AM »
Buddhist chanting has been used by a number of famous people to transform their lives, most notably Tina Turner. She is also a longtime Buddhist, having begun her practice in the 1970s while struggling to end an abusive relationship with musician Ike Turner. It is so wonderful that she is at peace with her lifenow and has been positively changed by her faith (Buddhism).

When one is chanting, breathing is slow and refined, resulting to thoughts and emotions are calmed, hence clear states of awareness are naturally experienced. The influence of meditative calmness on the mind and body nurtures the positive effects. It is not only meritorious action but very therapeutic too.