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Dr. Dukkha
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Greeting from America!

Post by Dr. Dukkha » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:03 pm

New to Buddhism. About 5 weeks new.
I've got a Theravada monastery that I go to about twenty minutes away. So that's pretty convenient.

I don't really have much to say about myself since I have some trouble identifying who I really am. Much fluctuation exists in my choices and personality.
Not really sure what to do with my life and what direction it's heading in.
I guess I can't really have a direction until I set one.
But the love of my life lives with her ex-fiancé and has two kids with him.
Neither of us have the money to get an apartment.
Besides, it's probably better if I remain living with my parents because I'm broke and I have college dues from dropping out and the rent is cheap.
But I don't really care about money. In fact, I don't really care about much of anything.
I'm just a paper bag being dragged by the wind.
With all the nihilism, I'm considering doing some research on Mahayana because they have some nihilistic schools that interest me.
But I'm not sure if the Mahayana are right in pondering the subject, because the Buddha told us not to.
But he also said that we can question him and argue with his principles, so I guess you can really do whatever you want within reason. But I'm not a scholar, so disregard my foolishness if you wish.

I joined Buddhism, not only because it makes sense, both ethically and spiritually, but because I'm hoping it will end up with me having a more positive attitude.
You see, I'm bipolar. And I recently lost a job because I threatened to kill myself because of something my boss said to me. So yeah I'm pretty much a mess and I'm hoping that Buddhism will benefit me in many ways.

Yeah, so I write poetry.
I'm a man of little words most of the time unless I'm in a really small group of people; introvert, they call 'em.
But when I write poetry, I usually have plenty to say.
Follow me on Tumblr @!
You don't have to have a Tumblr account to view my poetry, just click on the link.
I would appreciate some follows, though, if you do have an account.

Thanks, guys. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you.
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."

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Re: Greeting from America!

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:19 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel and good luck on your journey.


Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Greeting from America!

Post by Reductor » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:08 am

Greetings, Mr. Dukkha! Hope you stick with Buddhism and find a happy home here on DW.

Here's a poetry thread for your pleasure:

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Re: Greeting from America!

Post by cooran » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:30 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! Hope you find support and fellowship here. :group:

With metta,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Greeting from America!

Post by bodom » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:08 pm


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: Greeting from America!

Post by DNS » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:48 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Greeting from America!

Post by Virgo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Welcome. I hope you enjoy the forum. :anjali:


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