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Hello

Postby demann » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:23 am

Hello Dharma Brothers and Sisters:

I am new to this forum and hope to learn a lot. I have been a Mahayana Buddhist until a year ago. I have studied Zen and Pure Land. We moved into this area and there is only one Temple in town which is a Theradava Temple. Once a week there are teachings in English and these teachings were just what I have been searching for. I have been a Buddhist since 2000. I am focusing my studies on karma and loving-kindness currently.

Metta,

Thomas

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Re: Hello

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:31 am

Welcome. We have been expecting you.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: Hello

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:37 am

Welcome Thomas! Hope you enjoy Dhammawheel! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:45 am

Welcome to DW Thomas!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:59 am

Hi Thomas and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:29 am

Greetings Thomas,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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Re: Hello

Postby plwk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:46 am

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:mrgreen: :hello:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Hello

Postby demann » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:27 am

Thank you for your warm welcomes. I feel very comfortable here already.

Thomas

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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:30 am

:hello:
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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:28 am

Welcome Thomas!

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hello

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:08 am

Welcome Thomas to the board.


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