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drkejoma
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Hello! I just now found out about Dhamma Wheel, and since there really aren't any Buddhist centers in my area, I'm excited to find an online community where I can learn more about Buddhism and, hopefully, find guidance for my own practice.

I grew up in the Christian church, and while Christianity taught me a great deal, I realized in my 40s that I no longer believed in a deity, let alone the more specific assumptions of religious faiths.

Consequently, I find myself most drawn to the practice elements of Buddhism, and less so to doctrine and supernatural elements (like reincarnation). That said, my mind is open, but it's practice that I'm keen to learn and...well, practice, most of all.

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Ceisiwr
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Welcome :hello:
“For that is false, bhikkhu, which has a deceptive nature, and that is true which has an undeceptive nature—Nibbāna. Therefore a bhikkhu possessing this truth possesses the supreme foundation of truth. For this, bhikkhu, is the supreme noble truth, namely, Nibbāna, which has an undeceptive nature.” MN 140

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rhinoceroshorn
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Hello my friend. Welcome.
Have a good stay. ;)
Because sensual pleasures,
elegant, honeyed, & charming,
bewitch the mind with their manifold forms —
seeing this drawback in sensual strands —
wander alone
like a rhinoceros.
SN 1.3
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Don’t give up your own welfare
For the sake of others’ welfare, however great.
Clearly know your own welfare
And be intent on the highest good.

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confusedlayman
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drkejoma wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 3:53 pm
Hello! I just now found out about Dhamma Wheel, and since there really aren't any Buddhist centers in my area, I'm excited to find an online community where I can learn more about Buddhism and, hopefully, find guidance for my own practice.

I grew up in the Christian church, and while Christianity taught me a great deal, I realized in my 40s that I no longer believed in a deity, let alone the more specific assumptions of religious faiths.

Consequently, I find myself most drawn to the practice elements of Buddhism, and less so to doctrine and supernatural elements (like reincarnation). That said, my mind is open, but it's practice that I'm keen to learn and...well, practice, most of all.
metta to you,
Find a tree and practice jhana or dont regret later- Buddha
Something exist, dont exist, both exist and non exist, neither exist nor dont exist .. all these four possibilities are wrong- Nagarjuna
Find a dhamma companion or roam alone like rhinoceros in the wild- Buddha
If you are not happy even after following 8NP then you are doing it wrong- CL (confused layman)

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:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Welcome to DW!


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