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Hi

Post by Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:39 pm

Hey
I am completly new to this but want to learn more. I have read lots online but thought i woulc learn more talking to people first hand.

Many thanks :)

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Post by Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 pm

Hi
Welcome Aboard!

What have you been reading?
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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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Re: Hi

Post by Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:53 pm

Hey....the dreaded wikipedia..... i'll be completly honest i am so new to this its slightly embaressing. basically i started holistic therapy. which included alot on chakra and i went from there. so i need to find out lots anf any recommendations on reading would be much appreciated

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Post by DNS » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:59 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:03 pm

Thank you so very much. I hope I can learn alot here :)

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Post by Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:05 pm

Moomin wrote:Hey....the dreaded wikipedia..... i'll be completly honest i am so new to this its slightly embaressing. basically i started holistic therapy. which included alot on chakra and i went from there. so i need to find out lots anf any recommendations on reading would be much appreciated
Wiki isn't too bad but there is the Dhamma Encyclopedia http://www.dhammawiki.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which is a sister/mother/cousin site to here.
here isn't a general Buddhism forum but a Theravada forum so some information you may get from Wiki may be viewed in a different light here.

there is Access to insight which has loads of books and texts which are good for a new comer http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and is of the same school as this forum.

if you need any help members here would be happy to help but be careful where you post as some forums do have specific rules and if you are looking for general information the general Dhamma would be the best place but discovering theravada is the best for asking about this tradition, if you want to ask about mahayana or vajrayana there is the sister forum http://www.dharmawheel.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

but so you don't need to keep looking here the bottom of all pages have the links to related sites (except access to insight).
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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 Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:08 pm

this is probably the best place to start on access to insight
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; if that is of any help :)
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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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Re: Hi

Post by Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:09 pm

Ahh thank you very much. at the momet it is all very confusing and seems so vast. i gather there are basic principles but maybe i am premature joining here. thank you again

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Post by LonesomeYogurt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:25 pm

Moomin wrote:Ahh thank you very much. at the momet it is all very confusing and seems so vast. i gather there are basic principles but maybe i am premature joining here. thank you again
Don't worry about not being ready - everyone starts somewhere!

Welcome aboard!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Post by Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:30 pm

Thanks alot. :) I really appreciate any information. Everyones very welcoming :)

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Post by Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:54 pm

Moomin wrote:Ahh thank you very much. at the momet it is all very confusing and seems so vast. i gather there are basic principles but maybe i am premature joining here. thank you again
small steps!
if you are focused on how much you need to learn, it makes it more difficult and less enjoyable.
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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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Re: Hi

Post by bodom » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:55 pm

Welcome Moomin!

:anjali:
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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Re: Hi

Post by Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:16 pm

Thank you very much guys. I hope to learn lots:)

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Re: Hi

Post by socoguy78 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:21 pm

Dhamma Greetings,

Try this site out... http://www.dhammasukha.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The abott teachs directly from the Buddhist suttas, mainly from the majjhima nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi. He leaves commentary out. You can generaly see good progress very fast and enter the Jhanas spoken about in the suttas quiet easily if the building blocks are in place nicely!
Much Maha Metta
Zach
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