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SacralHeart
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a newbie saying hello

Post by SacralHeart » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:21 am

Hi there, all-

I am 29 years old and find myself being drawn towards exploring buddhism. It's always been in my peripheral as something that was interesting and seemed up my alley, but I have never been a very religious person and I just never pursued it. I will be 30 in about 6 months and I have a goal of beginning to better myself by that time. Looking for some better understanding of myself, more awareness of my emotions and those of people around me, better mental and physical health. Meditation seems like a good place to start but I feel like I probably need some kind of guided meditation to help me get my bearings.

Anyways, I will be poking around here. I will likely ask a lot of dumb questions but I am hoping to gain some clarity and see if this is really the path for me.

Love and light to you and I hope we can get to know each other :)

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by bodom » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 am

Welcome!

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by SarathW » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:38 am

I will likely ask a lot of dumb questions
:hello:
Welcome to my club!
:jumping:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by DNS » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:57 am

Welcome to DW!


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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:19 am

Hi SacralHeart, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

"The only dumb questions are the ones we didn't ask!"

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by SarathW » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:50 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:19 am
Hi SacralHeart, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

"The only dumb questions are the ones we didn't ask!"
:goodpost:
I also like:
"Ask dumb question but don't make dumb mistakes"
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by Virgo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:22 pm

SacralHeart wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:21 am
Hi there, all-

I am 29 years old and find myself being drawn towards exploring buddhism. It's always been in my peripheral as something that was interesting and seemed up my alley, but I have never been a very religious person and I just never pursued it. I will be 30 in about 6 months and I have a goal of beginning to better myself by that time. Looking for some better understanding of myself, more awareness of my emotions and those of people around me, better mental and physical health. Meditation seems like a good place to start but I feel like I probably need some kind of guided meditation to help me get my bearings.

Anyways, I will be poking around here. I will likely ask a lot of dumb questions but I am hoping to gain some clarity and see if this is really the path for me.

Love and light to you and I hope we can get to know each other :)
Welcome. :namaste:

Kevin...

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:52 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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