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Post by Buliwo » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:16 pm

I'm not a Buddhist or anything, at least not yet.

I'm here to look around and mostly lurk and post where I feel I am needed. I'm a bit cynical for now, and a bit of a smart arse. I'm sure you'll get used to me. I am not here to troll/cause trouble in any way. I'm here to broaden my horizons.

Basically I have a very big internet addiction problem (So I signed up on this internet website to cure it!) And are looking for ways to help me help me. Perhaps some meaning in my life would help me get there, you know? Having trouble focusing on my studies and more due to it. Managed to go cold turkey for 2 months before I cracked. I'm not overweight or unhealthy in the physical sense, I used to be underweight but I am now normal and healthy weight. I have a full sports centre membership, but I barely use it as I'm always here on the internet damn it! :embarassed: I'm 20 years old. You may call me Buliwo. British.

There, that's my life story.

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Greetings Buliwo,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Given your cynical disposition, you might find this of interest...

Buddhism for the Modern Skeptic
http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... rn_Skeptic

Something to read if you're stuck on the Internet perhaps? ;)

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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

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Re: Hello

Post by reflection » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi welcome!

Many people who do not consider themselves Buddhist in any way do get a lot out of some Buddhist teachings, so that's totally fine. You may want to shy away from some discussions, though. But admittedly I often also do. :jumping:


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Post by Buliwo » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:25 pm

Yeah I'm going to try really hard not to climb "Mount stupid" here and rush into topics with my opinions, over issues I know nothing about!

Thanks for the links, need to know where to start with all this. :thanks:

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Post by Ben » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:29 pm

Hi Buliwo and welcome to Dhammawheel!
Kind regards,
“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 DNS » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:44 pm

Buliwo wrote: Basically I have a very big internet addiction problem (So I signed up on this internet website to cure it!)

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by SarathW » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:03 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Post by Hickersonia » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:10 am

Hello, friend.

May you find something here that benefits you, whether you are "Buddhist" or not.

Please be well! :anjali:
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throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:24 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel Buliwo!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Post by dagon » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Greetings Buliwo

I hope you enjoy your journey where ever it takes you.

you may get something out of this talk


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Re: Hello

Post by bodom » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:13 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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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