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Greetings!

Postby Zenainder » Fri May 17, 2013 1:46 pm

Hello,

Zenainder, or "Zen", here and it is a pleasure to have stumbled upon this beacon of community and dhamma light. I wrote a short profile for everyone. You will be seeing more of me as time goes on.

Name: Scott or "Zen"
Age: 25
Sex: Male

Past: In brief, I was raised into Christianity. Within the last couple of years my path evolved, as my tendancy of free thought resulted in, I realized that the "heretical" beliefs I held were similar to that of the dhamma. It was a quote from the Buddha that inspired a study into Buddhism (something I never completed until then), which further confirmed that I was unknowingly teaching and living the dhamma. Obviously, what I lived and taught then were rudimentary in comparison, but they nonetheless had the same meaning. Ironically, a spiritual name I chose in Christianity "Zenaide", in which "Zenainder" is my own rendition of it; I was often referred to as "Zen" for short. Both for its original meaing of "of God" and I have been told the atmosphere I supposedly create for others is peaceful. I find it ironically fitting still as I've waundered into Buddhism more formally.

Current:I do not prescribe to a particular school of Buddhism, although I am studying Theravada closely due to its heritage and "orthodoxy", if you will. I do not practice under a teacher or at a temple, as empiricism has not allowed me to fully assimilate under any organized religion as of right now; not that I am criticizing it either. There is a Theravada nearby that I hope to find myself involved in. I have had unfavorable experiences with Christianity and will ease myself into an organized sect of Buddhism as I do recognize the skillfullness of learning under a teacher. You will see questions related to the necessities of chants, among other traditions in the practice I seek to understand in other parts of the forum.

I have a love for learning doctrine and used to be quite the symbol in my Christian life, I still have friends that refer to me regarding its doctrines. I also used to engage excessively in online debates. Although I do not mind healthy conversationsof two different ideas, I find it meaningless to debate rather the wind is moving or if the the flag is moving (if you catch my reference). In the end, I realized I will not conquer someone else's mind and I am fine with that.

Other: I am an engineer and absolutely love solving problems. Happily married and am approaching our one year in July, my wife lovingly supports and participates in the practice. I tend to be a bit of a nerd as I do enjoy the technical and video games :jedi: Otherwise, I am mechanical and it isn't rare to find me with something strategically disassembled seeking to understand how it works beyond what the books tells me. I will likely find myself later in this life as a entrepeneur.

That is about it for now. Eager to engage with you all!
If the words "I", "me", or "you" are used, they are for the use of convenience related purposes. None of these exist, of course. ;)
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Re: Greetings!

Postby tiltbillings » Fri May 17, 2013 5:39 pm

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Greetings!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 17, 2013 5:49 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Thanks for the bio info / intro.

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Re: Greetings!

Postby cooran » Fri May 17, 2013 9:45 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

Look forward to reading more from you.

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