My Path To Becoming A Buddhist | Emma Slade | TEDxSevenoaksSchool

6/02/2017 को प्रकाशित
Emma Slade, author or 'Set Free' and founder of the charity 'Opening Your Heart to Bhutan', talks about her path to buddhist, and the situation in which she found herself which caused this change. Emma was previously a successful investment banker and talks about the dichotomy between her current life and her previous occupation, and how this has allowed her to view the world in a fresh light.
Emma was born in Kent and was educated at universities in Cambridge and London. She had an exciting international career in finance which she committed to with mental drive and a tasteful selection of suits. But a deep seated desire to enquire into the deeper aspects of what it is to be a human being was brought to the surface following a life-changing visit to Jakarta, Indonesia. She resigned from her financial career and began travelling and exploring yoga and meditation. Since then she has taught yoga and meditation for over 15 years and continued to deepen a life - long interest in Buddhism.
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  • I think ❤️Buddhism ❤️ and ❤️Hinduism ❤️ is related in many ways. ❤️🇮🇳

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  • Buddhism is a road that leads to eternal separation from God

  • Buddhism is only hope for mankind peace freedom and enlightenment

  • I hope you will not let your beliefs keep you from finding the one true God who made this world and all things. He gave us the bible so we could come to know him. Because he is a Holy righteous just God he made a way for sinful man to be reunited with him through His son Jesus Christ. Jesus who knew no sin, paid our sin debt because we can not pay it ourselves. All other religions or beliefs have man attaining our own redemption or high standards through works or enlightenment's. All these deny that we are all born with a sin nature that puts a wall between us and God. Because of pride we do not want to believe or admit that we can do nothing to save ourselves and need a savior. The bible tells us that these things make no sense to us until we are willing to let God teach us the truth of His word. Jesus said: Matthew 11:29-30 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”… and in John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

  • The title is misleading, unless the path to becoming a buddhist is almost dying.

  • When and How we awake ??

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  • Edit:My path to becoming attached to a label/word/one religion/one train/one focus/attachment/duality of specialness.

  • Above you is the LORD JESUS CHRIST AND HE IS POINTING HIS COMMANDMENTS AT YOU THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST .THE ONLY BOOK INSPIRED BY GOD .

  • Satan has you right were he wants you. Jesus is coming back to seek vengeance on those who don't keep his gospel

  • Such a lucky woman.

  • BUDDHAS MESSAGE DONT TRY TO FIX THE WORLD , TRY TO FIX YOURSELF WITHIN IF IT IS SUCCESSFUL WORLD WILL GET FIXED

  • *John 3:16* 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. *John 6:47* 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

  • It's very sad to see the whole world embraces and appreciated Buddhism, while the native land INDIA declined it...

  • 如果我全力以赴地寻找真理,那我可以用一点钱交换我的信念。 我知道耶稣只是道路,真理和生命。 除了通过他而来的人,可以去天堂。 传教士从约翰福音14:6告诉我这节经文。 。 这就是为什么我在五秒钟内转换为基督教的原因。 愿上帝保佑你的小妹妹。

  • 如果我全力以赴地寻找真理,那我可以用一点钱交换我的信念。 我知道耶稣只是道路,真理和生命。 除了通过他而来的人,可以去天堂。 传教士从约翰福音14:6告诉我这节经文。 。 这就是为什么我在五秒钟内转换为基督教的原因。 愿上帝保佑你的小妹妹。

  • Love you.

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  • Inspirational

  • I always. Ask myself how much do I Know and if it's of any use for my. Better life

  • Great story. I want to be a nun too.

  • I always observe in one thing, One who is filled with compassion in the heart, his or her voice is very clear and full of melody.. Thanks for sharing your voice says everything. I am originally from a Buddhist family. I always care about living things, be it humans or animals or no matters that's he/she from that religion or this religion, Because this is what Buddha teaching taught us. I feel very fortunate of myself to have born in Buddhist family...

  • This talk deserved a better audience.

  • Another white person infringing on the religious and ethnic culture That they do not belong to. Additionally, a white person sharing her white experience of what people of color have suffered and continue to suffer every day. You were free then and even more free in your Buddha quest. So full of herself. Praise you!

  • It’s very confusing as to what she’s referring to in Jakarta

  • i wanna be a buddhist too

  • false religion and all that comes from it is false

  • I like the pauses between a sentence as she speaks

  • Very interesting! I've slowly been awakening which is difficult living in the uk, I'm realising our minds are troubled. Our government an media are trying to imprison our minds through the current climate. I think we all need to be shown the way🙏

  • Does Buddha born in India or Nepal? Non of them shocking Truth!!

  • Wow!!

  • Sairam..

  • When some one is very near to god he becomes a real nun her last birth an enlightened

  • The cultivation and revealing of the inner flower is inner work - priceless, silent, and still. The mind must be opened like a door: the key is silence. The mind has a hierarchical construction, similar to geography or geometry, and the hierarchy of mind is quite regular, with various inner relationships. To begin to master the concept of mental discipline, it is first necessary to examine the self. The polarity of 3rd dimension must be internalized. Where you find patience within your mind you must consciously find the corresponding impatience and vice versa. Each thought you have, has in turn, an antithesis [ polarized opposite]. (1) The disciplines of the mind involve, firstly, identifying those things of which you approve, and those things of which you disapprove within yourself. After this, you need to balance each and every positive and negative charge with it’s equal. Since the mind contains all things, you must discover this completeness within yourself. (2) The second mental discipline is the acceptance of the completeness of your consciousness. It is not appropriate for souls on the positive path to pick and choose among attributes, since this creates blockages, social roles, and confusion in the mind, which is already distorted in many ways. Each acceptance smoothest a part of the many distortions that self-judgment creates. (3) The third discipline of mind repeats the first, but looking outward towards others. There is completeness in the mind of all souls - so it is important to understand each balance, in each person you meet. When you view patience, the practice is to mirror patience. When you view impatience, it is necessary to understand impatience. We use this as just a simple example, but of course, most conditions of mind have many facets. Understanding the polarities of your own mind and the mind of others is very subtle work. (4) The next step is the acceptance of that other person’s mental polarities, which mirrors the second step [ accepting your own]. These are the first four steps of learning the mental disciplines. (5) The fifth step involves observing the geographical and geometrical relationships and ratios of your own mind, the mind of others, the human mass-mind, and the infinite or Divine mind. [ This is the most advanced work of the adept]. If you think you have a weak mind and are a very confused person, please don’t worry - mind can change, awareness can grow, and truth can be known for yourself more and more. Deep understanding is not natural to the human mind, but understanding will grow by continued seeking. Dearly loving truth is nothing less than dearly loving God, Creator/Creation as-it-is I wish you peace and well-being.

    • Thank you! I would like to know where did you find this, who wrote this? :-)

  • She's an amazing person

  • Being a Buddhist is a great relief for me in this life. I am from Sri Lanka.

  • Namo Buddha nama

  • Most of us are living a materialistic life which is a superficial one, we should focus on the core of life which is the most important.

  • I don't quite understand why people need to go thru life changing situation to turn to spirituality....This lady was greatly mistaken about her role in life. She turned to spiritually out of selfishness the way she was living her life until that event. One doesn't need life changing event to be spiritual. I know, I know why would I need to criticize her?

  • Say, "He is Allah, [who is] One, Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent." Surah Al-Ikhlas 112/1-4

  • Emma seek and you shall find much like the food we crave for the soul craves too the only way to fulfill those needs is not by meditation but connecting with your creator God almighty not a monk humanbeing hes just as empty as you feel those are my personal comments

  • So cool, I'm Muslim and I always wanted to be a nun, but I have to face the truth. Monks. Don't. Exist. In. islam. That sucks :(

  • Buddhism is not a philosophy or a religion either. It is an unique education about the whole universal of the Buddha Shakyamuni who came to this earth about 2,600 years ago. The purpose of Buddhism is teaching us methods to come back to our own nature and be free from dead and rebirth.

  • Beautiful

  • Thanks

  • Compassion is defined as a sympathetic consciousness of another’s distress together with a “desire” to alleviate it. If the foundation of Buddhism is to remove all human desire, then how can a Buddhist show compassion without the desire to remove the distress of another?

  • If the Buddha was able to remove all human desire, then why did he desire to pass along his teachings? Also, isn’t the goal of removing human desire also a desire in and of itself? It sounds like the foundational doctrine of Buddhism is based on one contradiction after another. It’s a self-centered and egocentric religion that naively searches for spiritual answers from within instead of from God.

  • A waste of human intellect. If you worship anything other than the God of Abraham, you will not going to make it, you are failed on Earth and in the heaven.

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    • @Medan kia I thought of sharing these videos posted by few Americans this video from former Jewish American, who asked God to guide him to the correct religion that is accepted by God, please watch this it was a miracle in the broad daylight how God guided him to Islam, youtu dot be/3Y8Tr8-bSx4 It was similar miracle reported by a U.S corporal in marine went to Afghanistan, but God had different plan for this corporal and God converted him to Islam, it was a miracle in the broad daylight, how God guides to whom HE wills, youtu dot be/1ogm2ILpy9s It was indeed miracle in the broad daylight, which turned him to Islam, feel free to watch and learn. Just replace 'dot' with actual dot and remove space in the URLs and you copy it on your browser.

    • God of abraham? Ok good to know man.

  • Wow

  • The Thousands Of Years Of Pure Indian Culture .

  • lol culture vulture

  • King monk dalai lama was born in lhasa China and lord Buddha was born in lumbini nepal.

  • I find this strange, normally this doesn't happen? How many are there.

  • namo Buddha. Huge respect to Buddha.

  • I want to be a Buddhist.

  • Very peaceful

  • you mean your narrative lol

  • Buddhism is the least corrupt religion in the world.

  • All Abrahamic Religions are a curse for humanity.

  • Thanks from Canada. So profound. I will one day go to Bhutan, after Covid. Meanwhile I follow Buddhist teaching.

    • Welcome in buddhism

  • I am that I am

  • Highest frequency is peace. Which is what Science discovered. But It was discovered it long time ago, before 2500. If you are at peace you will see yourself. I am at peace and also a Buddhism follower.

  • Her words really touch my heart....Sadhu...Sadhu...Sadhu

  • READ THE BOOK ,READS LIKE A ADVENTURE NOVEL ,LOVED IT .

  • Proud to be a buddhist .. namo buddhaya

  • Preciousness of human life = 0.

  • I hope you used your full brain and ability to reach for the truth to hold accountable in front of "the only God"

  • I would give anything to be as free as a Buddhist monk

  • Budda said ur live is ur destination...u have to live good life and good thought! He there is no God to punish u! Why? Because GOD is like ur parent why parent punish there kids. But he also said ur bad thought and behavier will destroy u! That consequence of nature law..

  • Budda never said he God! He very simple man...Budda said human is big brothers of animal guys... Remember that 2600 year ago.. modern day Charles DARWIN proof it..

  • I know compassion, compassion matters, Thank you.

  • So enlightening thank you 🙏

  • The richest people in a typical village around Thailand are the Buddhist Monk's...

  • Wait until technology gets in on the spiritual path...I have been using some powerful brain tech myself and boy has it ever helped me to settle my mind.

  • Thank you. The perfect talk at the perfect time. ❤️

  • Buddha - the 9th incarnation of Vishnu... AdiYogi(Shiva) mentioned 112 ways of liberation. All leading to same consciousness. The 1st way was followed by Buddha. Vipassana is a type of Raj Yoga. Whatever you are, whatever you do as profession. Take out at least 30 min in morning for meditation. It makes big big difference.

  • At first glance, she comes off as being caring, humble and spiritual. But, honestly, I think she’s still just a consuming, controlling, commodifying, self-serving banker at heart. I think she was being opportunistic in taking an accelerated crash course to becoming a Buddhist nun in a country and culture that she has no native connection to, then immediately taking the leadership role of publishing a book and starting a charity. Buddhism is big business in the west, and I’m sure she knows it.

  • Emma thank you so human and so deep.. You are a Deva Creature of Light

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  • I was touched with how your whole path made sense in the great scheme of things and how you use your skills for the good you bring to the world. Thank you for the teaching Emma!

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  • I am at a loss here @1:30 What happened in Jakarta?

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  • We feel your soul..it is filled with tripple gem 💎...

  • Isn't it fashionable for Sloane Ranger rich kiddies to convert to eastern thought processes these days? The true answer to suffering does not exist in a cave in Tibet.Find it only in your own Heart in your home on Coronation Street. There and only there will you find your answer ...Jesus Christ .Who loves and always FORGIVES.. esp. us poor !!!

  • Lord Buddha has shown a beautiful life...

  • Next stage, should be opening the third eye.

  • love + compassion + peace+ kindness ❤❤❤ Deep respect for all the monks :)

  • The best religion to believe in is believing in yourself.

  • Buddhism is a religion.

  • I’ll just be slummin it like Diogenes cause I was never a successful banker

  • Atoms are made of protons neutrons and electrons, the protons and neutrons are made up of quarks 2 up and 1 down ... Quarks create mass in a quantum vacuum but the virtual quarks and gluons are loose Mass fizzing away in a vacuum, another words it pops in and out of existence ... Conclusion, there is no stuff ... its fluctuations in a quantum vacuum, it is God's word in the physical universe ... Amen love God 💝💝💝🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️

  • Jesus Christ is the only way and the king of kings! 100% Forget this false and blind teachers. An absolute waste of lifetime

  • Thanks for enlighten the world

  • Buddhism opens your eyes to another dimension and lets you see and identify people with similar vibes, who understand the meaning of life.