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Hello from New Jersey!

Post by Challenge23 » Thu May 17, 2012 4:26 pm


I came here from Dharma Wheel after I saw an essay I quoted from posted here.

My experience with Buddhism is almost exclusively from the Mahayana perspective and I am hoping to get some alternate opinions in regards to certain questions that I have about the Dhamma.

Please forgive any ignorance on my part and excuse the fact that my questions may seem foolish or basic. Also understand that I don't ask rhetorical questions and am pretty strict in regards to rules of logic. For example, my latest pet peeve is attempting to define things negatively(which is impossible).

Thank you,

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Post by DNS » Thu May 17, 2012 4:45 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by cooran » Thu May 17, 2012 8:14 pm

Welcome James! Look forward to reading more from you. :group:

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Post by Ben » Thu May 17, 2012 9:50 pm

Greetings James and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Post by bodom » Thu May 17, 2012 11:10 pm

Welcome James!
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."

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri May 18, 2012 9:16 am

Welcome James!
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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