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ArielleREL
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namaste! from a wandering gypsy :)

Postby ArielleREL » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:23 pm

Hello everyone! My name is Rel and I'm from upstate new york (albany/saratoga area). I was raised in a jewish household and went to an all jewish school as a child. Pretty much everyone I knew was jewish my entire childhood. Something always felt wrong about my spirituality. Disconnected. The jewish people believe they are "the chosen ones". It is very difficult to convert into judaism. These factors of the jewish religion have been a huge turn off for me and in turn sent me on a journey to find my spirituality elsewhere. My journey has been long and painful but I have finally found peace of mind in buddhism taoism and islam. I am actually in the process of writing a book, a life story/journey, which will tie all religions together and gives an understanding of why they have/needed to seperate. To keep it short and simple, without the dark you wouldn't know the light. All that is happening in the world right now is not evil it is all part of the plan. Part of the ying yang. I have a lot to say but I won't go any further in this introduction page but am excited to share knowledge! Sharing knowledge is the only way to a better future! Peace love & light everyone :)

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Re: namaste! from a wandering gypsy :)

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:49 pm

Welcome Aboard
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:52 pm

Welcome Rel!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: namaste! from a wandering gypsy :)

Postby Alobha » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:02 pm

Welcome Rel :smile:

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:20 pm

ArielleREL wrote:I was raised in a jewish household and went to an all jewish school as a child. Pretty much everyone I knew was jewish my entire childhood.


Me too. I went to a public, mixed school growing up, but went to an all Jewish high school in Jerusalem.

The jewish people believe they are "the chosen ones"


Chosen for suffering.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby cooran » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:05 pm

Welcome ArielleREL! :group:

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: namaste! from a wandering gypsy :)

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:47 am

Greetings Rel,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)


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