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jwayne
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Post by jwayne » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:43 am

Hi,

I have been longing for a Buddhist forum for quite some time. I was a member of E-Sangha years ago.

I am reading The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh. I previously have read a dense work called The Doctrine of the Buddha by George Grimm. Thich Nhat Hanh's writing is much more accessible, howevever even the other was enough to intrigue me into Buddhism. The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings is really fantastic and opening my eyes with a fuller understanding.

I also discovered accesstoinsight.org and love the Random Sutta feature. I have joined here hoping it may also be a kind of sangha for me. I'm thankful to be here!

Oh, and here is a lecture by Bhikku Bodhi I am listening to right now! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLLnxq_MbJM)

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Ben
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Re: Hello

Post by Ben » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:08 am

Greetings Jwayne and welcome to DW!
“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 Mar 13, 2014 5:19 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by cooran » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:22 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---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: Hello

Post by Chi » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:04 am

Welcome friend!
Do Good, Avoid Evil, Purify the Mind.

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Post by bodom » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:34 am

Welcome!

: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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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:41 am

Greetings jwayne,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Metta,
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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Hello

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:34 am

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.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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