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Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Post by nrose619 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:37 pm

Hey all! I've been reading the book "How to see yourself as you really are" by his holiness the Dalai Lama and other books on Buddhism. I am new but very interested in the buddhist philosophy and would be very grateful if you all would assist me in my journey. :buddha1:
"A silver bird
flies over the autumn lake.
When it has passed,
the lake's surface does not try
to hold on to the image of the bird."

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Post by LonesomeYogurt » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:44 pm

Welcome! You may be interested in checking out the "Discovering Theravada" forum and all the introductory resources there.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is not a Theravada teacher, but many here respect him. If you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, try checking out the sister site http://www.dharmawheel.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

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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.
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Post by nrose619 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:21 pm

My mistake. Thank you for your response I will look into both aspects of Buddhism with care. :smile:
"A silver bird
flies over the autumn lake.
When it has passed,
the lake's surface does not try
to hold on to the image of the bird."

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Post by Ben » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:26 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, nrose!
“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.
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:48 pm

Greetings nrose619,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Enjoy the forum(s).

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Post by tiltbillings » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:55 pm

Welcome.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:22 am

Welcome to DW!
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Post by DNS » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:55 am

:hello:
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Post by waimengwan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Welcome Nrose619 to DW

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