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I think Sid would say that if you're going to try online dating then you need to also try not solidifying your expectations of people you hope to meet.My understanding is that all too often you read about someone, see that they also like the Sunday , and your heart starts to swell with potential happiness.Although analogies have been drawn between Buddhism and Christianity, there are differences between the two religions beginning with monotheism's place at the core of Christianity, and Buddhism's orientation towards non-theism (the lack of relevancy of the existence of a creator deity) which runs counter to teachings about God in Christianity; and extending to the importance of grace in Christianity against the rejection of interference with karma in Theravada Buddhism, etc.Another difference between the two traditions is the Christian belief in the centrality of the crucifixion of Jesus as a single event that some believe acts as the atonement of sins, and its direct contrast to Buddhist teachings.If you limit your understanding of that person to what you read about them or a few messages you pass back and forth you will have very set expectations as to who they are when you do actually meet.When we set expectations for who we want our partner to be in any scenario, it spells trouble.Some people would say that dating sites are making dating simpler. I am X years old and this is how important it is that my partner be around the same age.
We offer a wide range of meditations, from those for complete beginners, through to advanced methods learned in retreat conditions.Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha was on his spiritual journey today. Every other week I'll take on a new question and give some advice based on what I think Sid, a fictional Siddartha, would do.Like us, Sid is not yet a buddha, he's just someone struggling to maintain an open heart on a spiritual path while facing numerous distractions along the way. So let's take on the first question, from Justin: With so many people out there looking to meet other singles, it's no surprise that online dating has become a big trend.So go ahead and join OKCupid (hey, it's a free dating site, at least).Just make sure that when you open up your membership you remember to keep an open mind.