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Post by QBall » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:00 pm

My name is Brian, I am from Pennsylvania and I recently found an interest in Buddhism. It all started by reading some literature and it just all made a lot of sense to me. Of course many question arise which I seek to find answers for. I am currently looking for local places to practice and joined this forum to further educate myself on the practice. I look forward to hearing from all of you and I am eager to find some answers!

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Post by bodom » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:05 pm

Welcome Brian!

I was born an raised in Pennsylvania and lived in the Reading/Philadelphia area for over 20 years. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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 mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Post by QBall » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:10 pm

Thats not too far from me... I am in suburbs of Philadelphia in the town of Willow Grove.

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Post by Cittasanto » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:31 pm

Hi QBall,
Welcome Aboard!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Post by Ben » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:40 pm

Hi Brian and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by vidar » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:15 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel QBall!
All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:54 pm

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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