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Greetings from me

Postby timeforlife » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:03 pm

Hi

I first became interested in Buddhism around 6 years ago after a psychedelic trip. Over the last 6 years I have read some books on Buddhism and always believed they offer a way of life which is based on a deep understanding of the self and the world.

I Struggled to integrate myself into Buddhism as I was a troubled individual full of pain. Over the last 2 years I have had an extremely traumatic time, I became extremely socially withdrawn. This gave me a lot of time think about my life and the world around me however I still remained dreadfully unhappy and unable to properly experience emotions. I was able to overcome this by living through the traumas again and connecting my life experiences / traumas from my childhood to present day.

I am now for the first time in my life confident, able to focus and understand the world around me.

I have always tried to develop a life philosophy based around Buddhist values, understanding suffering and compassion as opposed to Judao-Christian values. I now feel I am able to develop this further.

I have joined this forum as I would like to understand suffering and compassion.

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Best Regards

David
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Re: Greetings from me

Postby purple planet » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:15 pm

hello

welcome to the forum - hope you find it useful :D
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Re: Greetings from me

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:24 pm

Welcome timeforlife! :group:

With metta,
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Greetings from me

Postby Mkoll » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:05 am

Welcome, David.

:hello:
Peace,
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Re: Greetings from me

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:18 am

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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Re: Greetings from me

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:34 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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