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Sóley
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Hi everyone,

I decided to come here today because I feel like I need to connect with people in order to grow.

I've never really been into Buddhism, I was more raised as a Pagan from Celtic and Nordic ancestry, but both my parents have been practicing Buddhism for the past 5 or 10 years (not really sure) so I learned quite a lot about all the spiritual things around (lithotherapy, healing plants, chakras, pendulum, meditation, yoga etc.) but never really about Buddhism in himself.

Recently I felt that it was time for me to "regrow" and start a new life.
I took some drastic decisions that were important for me but that I've never really been able to do because I was always discouraged after a few days ; but now I feel ready.
One of those drastic decisions was to shave my head and I can't explain how liberating it felt.

I have a lot to learn and I hope that I can find what I seek here !
I'm as well looking for people to exchange with and push each others to do our best (I'm a bit lazy about doing yoga but I really want to get better soooo I need some motivation for practicing ahah).

Thank you !

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:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Hi Sóley! Welcome to the forum!

A great way to "scratch the surface" is actually Wikipedia. There you can get a great framework of the history of Buddhism and the different schools/branches. Don't worry too much about the details, but it will helpful to understand the scope. This is a Theravada forum and there is also our sister site DharmaWheel that is for Mahayana - those are the two main schools. Don't hesitate to ask questions in the beginner's section of this forum. I hope you find the forum to be a useful resource.

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Welcome to DW!


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Welcome!

:namaste:
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.

- Upasaka Keep Nanayon

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Hi Sóley,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

By the way, are you from Iceland?

:hello:
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Welcome :hello:



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Thank you everybody !

I'll definitely check on Wikipedia ! This sounds a good idea ahah. I'm just afraid to be a bit lost with all the information over there but I'm sure I can find some articles or X on Internet.

For @Dhammanando, no I'm not from Iceland but I was living there from 2017 until 2019, I'm from France and Sóley is basically my Icelandic name ! :D

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This outline of Buddhism might be helpful:

http://www.watpahnanachat.org/an-outline-of-buddhism-1


:anjali:

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Sóley wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:53 pm
For @Dhammanando, no I'm not from Iceland but I was living there from 2017 until 2019, I'm from France and Sóley is basically my Icelandic name ! :D
Ókei, ég skil.
:D
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)

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Gutsy move with head shaving.
“You only lose what you cling to”

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I took some drastic decisions that were important for me but that I've never really been able to do because I was always discouraged after a few days ; but now I feel ready.
For what?
One of those drastic decisions was to shave my head and I can't explain how liberating it felt.
Liberation is in the mind, not on the skin.

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