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by Atrey
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Curious Outsider
Replies: 20
Views: 2117

Re: A Curious Outsider

And Atrey, if you know yourself to be a beginner it might be wise to restrain yourself in giving advice to someone in search of the buddhadhamma, especially someone who so honestly and openly admitted her frail tendencies wishing you well I gave my advice in a spirit of good will and support of one...
by Atrey
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Curious Outsider
Replies: 20
Views: 2117

Re: A Curious Outsider

but if you identify the purpose of the buddhist path as peace and stability and positive life style, and you don´t achieve those factors, isn´t that a failure? Am I missing something? As I understood from the books (and I am still a beginner) no person is a failure in the eyes of Buddhism. We are a...
by Atrey
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Curious Outsider
Replies: 20
Views: 2117

Re: A Curious Outsider

Hello Christina and welcome! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. Please have one thing in mind - you can't fail in Buddhism. You are as you are and Buddhism gives you a chance to reach more peace, stability and positive life style but there is no possibility to fail. You can on...
by Atrey
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newcomer
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: newcomer

Hello and welcome Befriend!
:anjali:

With metta,
Atrey
by Atrey
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Thank you Retro!
Thank you all!
:namaste:
by Atrey
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words
Replies: 46
Views: 24546

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Hey,
I ordered the book yesteday, can't wait to recieve it and start to read! :reading:
Many of you suggested it as a great source, thank you guys. To have an accompanying audio ito the book is simply great! :smile:
Thanks Mike!
:anjali:
by Atrey
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Thank you all / herzlichen Dank an alle
for the warm welcome!
:anjali:
by Atrey
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Croatia
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Hello from Croatia

Hello Gregor,
and welcome to our community! I wish you all the best on your noble path.
Lijepo je vidjeti jos nekoga iz Hrvatske :D

With metta,
Atrey
by Atrey
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 3613

Re: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

I will check out your site, sounds very interesting.
Thank you for valuable advices!
:anjali:
by Atrey
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 3613

Re: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

Since you live in Germany, you might be interested in some texts in German. There are several good collections. Thank you for all the sources, they are good starting points for my reading list. :smile: Allthough I must mention I'm not a native german speaker, my german is like my english, fluent bu...
by Atrey
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 3613

Re: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

If it was, it would be thicker than the Bible, Quran and Wicca book of spells...all in one It is really amazing how many how extensive Buddhas teachings are..a sea of wisdom! This motivates me additionally :meditate: See Bhikkhu Bodhi's collection of the Nikayas of the Sutta Pitaka or 'Teaching Bas...
by Atrey
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 3613

Re: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

Yes all the suttas in this book are taken from the Sutta Pitaka. Keep in mind this is only an anthology of suttas and contains a selection of discourses, not the whole lot. The Sutta Pitaka is huge and in its entirety contains tens of thousands of suttas. In the Buddhas Words is a very comprehensiv...
by Atrey
Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 3613

Re: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

Aside from the above endorsement, I would definitely recommend the most recent edition of Bhikkhu Bodhi's Majjhima Nikaya. It's a very well-rounded Nikaya, hits all the main points, and (if this variable matters to you) has a delightful onionskin leaf similar to most Bibles which tends to encourage...
by Atrey
Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 3613

Re: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

Thank you all for answering! In my opinion that is absolutely the best book to start with if you are going to be looking into reading the suttas for the first time. That's good to hear! I'm ordering it today :D The Dhammapada is located in the Khuddhaka Nikaya, one of the many books of the Sutta Pit...
by Atrey
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!
Replies: 16
Views: 3613

Reading tipps for a beginner - Pali canon!

Hello all, I have a question about buddhist literature and would appreciate your suggestions and tipps. :hello: As a beginner, having read only a few of 'modern' buddhist books, some of them are Light on Enlightenment by Christopher Titmuss and Peace is every step by Thich Nhat Hanh. Now I would lik...
by Atrey
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 1482

Re: Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore

Welcome bhante!

Wishing you all the best in you noble intention
:anjali:

With metta,
Atrey
by Atrey
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cincinnati
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Welcome Mark from another beginner in the practice!
:anjali:
by Atrey
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Hello friends of Buddhism! I recently discovered this forum as a result of a long search for an ideal place to exchange thoughts, ideas and questions in a friendly environment of fellow buddhists. A few words about me... I'm a guy in beginning of my thirties searching for a the truth in wisdom about...