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Postby tombecker89 » Thu May 30, 2013 5:06 pm

I am Tom . I am from Israel. I am buddhist . An israeli buddhist. Yes yes the jewish state has a growing population of the followers of the Buddha . The buddhist religion has become popular amongst the israeli jews , and i'm proud to be a part of it and teach others about it .

I started loving this religion ever since I read a book about Buddhism by the university of Oxford . I realized this is the one true religion because it teaches us the true meaning of life instead of dependence on a "supreme entity" aka God . The true divinity is to be good to others , be happy and satisfied , not to blindly worship someone you can't even see. Instead , you shall serve well all the beings you are able to see , hear and feel .

Some questions if I may : How do I study the Dharma ? and what is the purpose of the Suttras ?

Thanks for everyone who can answer these .

Shalom from Israel ! May you be well ! :sage:
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Re: Hello to everyone !

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 30, 2013 5:22 pm

Shalom aleichem! Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel!
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 to everyone !

Postby tombecker89 » Thu May 30, 2013 5:28 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:Shalom aleichem! Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel!


Good hebrew ! I am happy to be hear :jumping:

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower , our whole life would change" - The Buddha :buddha1:
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Re: Hello to everyone !

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 30, 2013 5:30 pm

שָׁלוֹם

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

I lived in Israel during high school years.
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Re: Hello to everyone !

Postby cooran » Thu May 30, 2013 7:17 pm

Welcome Tom! :group:

With metta,
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Re: Hello to everyone !

Postby tombecker89 » Thu May 30, 2013 7:26 pm

cooran wrote:Welcome Tom! :group:

With metta,
Chris


G-day mate ! I love Australia !

What's metta ? :buddha2:
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Re: Hello to everyone !

Postby cooran » Thu May 30, 2013 8:32 pm

Hello Tom,

This might help explain metta - I love Oz too!

What Metta is
http://www.wildmind.org/metta/introduct ... t-is-metta
(also read links in left hand column of article)
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Re: Hello to everyone !

Postby Ben » Thu May 30, 2013 10:15 pm

Greetings Tom and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
You might want to have a look at the pinned Introductory Resources thread in the Discovering Theravada forum.
kind regards,

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Re: Hello to everyone !

Postby floating_abu » Fri May 31, 2013 2:32 pm

Welcome.
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