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Postby Buliwo » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:16 pm

I'm not a Buddhist or anything, at least not yet.

I'm here to look around and mostly lurk and post where I feel I am needed. I'm a bit cynical for now, and a bit of a smart arse. I'm sure you'll get used to me. I am not here to troll/cause trouble in any way. I'm here to broaden my horizons.

Basically I have a very big internet addiction problem (So I signed up on this internet website to cure it!) And are looking for ways to help me help me. Perhaps some meaning in my life would help me get there, you know? Having trouble focusing on my studies and more due to it. Managed to go cold turkey for 2 months before I cracked. I'm not overweight or unhealthy in the physical sense, I used to be underweight but I am now normal and healthy weight. I have a full sports centre membership, but I barely use it as I'm always here on the internet damn it! :embarassed: I'm 20 years old. You may call me Buliwo. British.

There, that's my life story.

Cool emoticons by the way.

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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Greetings Buliwo,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Given your cynical disposition, you might find this of interest...

Buddhism for the Modern Skeptic
http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... rn_Skeptic

Something to read if you're stuck on the Internet perhaps? ;)

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello

Postby reflection » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi welcome!

Many people who do not consider themselves Buddhist in any way do get a lot out of some Buddhist teachings, so that's totally fine. You may want to shy away from some discussions, though. But admittedly I often also do. :jumping:

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Re: Hello

Postby Buliwo » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:25 pm

Yeah I'm going to try really hard not to climb "Mount stupid" here and rush into topics with my opinions, over issues I know nothing about!

Thanks for the links, need to know where to start with all this. :thanks:
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:29 pm

Hi Buliwo and welcome to Dhammawheel!
Kind regards,
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:44 pm

Buliwo wrote:Basically I have a very big internet addiction problem (So I signed up on this internet website to cure it!)


:toast:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello

Postby SarathW » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:03 am

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Re: Hello

Postby Hickersonia » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:10 am

Hello, friend.

May you find something here that benefits you, whether you are "Buddhist" or not.

Please be well! :anjali:
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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:24 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel Buliwo!
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: Hello

Postby dagon » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Greetings Buliwo

I hope you enjoy your journey where ever it takes you.

you may get something out of this talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPog5GHvTbc

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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:13 pm

Welcome!

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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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