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thomnature
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Hello there.

Post by thomnature » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:14 am

Hello everybody, my name is Thom and I am joint to find out the basics of Buddhism. I have been trying to find a place where I can ask questions without people getting sick of me asking them haha.

I hope you are all good? Have a great day :).

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TheNoBSBuddhist
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Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:28 am

Welcome. I hope that whatever you learn here will be useful to you.

:hello:
:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....

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Khalil Bodhi
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:37 am

Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Ben
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Post by Ben » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:00 am

Greetings Thom and welcome to DW
Do check out our Discovering Theravada forum, and the Introductory Resources thread there.
Kind regards,
Ben
“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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DNS
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Post by DNS » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:20 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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cooran
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Post by cooran » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:47 pm

Welcome, :group:
---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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bodom
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Post by bodom » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:45 pm

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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Dharmagirl
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Re: Hello there.

Post by Dharmagirl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:20 pm

Welcome from another newbie :D

In metta,
Raven

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