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izzy
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Greetings!

Post by izzy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:41 am

Hello, everyone! New here and just wanted to say hi.

The first time I felt curiosity to learn about buddhism was about ten years ago at 17 during my first job in retail. The area I was assigned to had many home goods, decorations, and amongst them there was a statue of the Buddha. Everyday I would clean up the aisles and every time I'd place the Buddha statues back in place I would notice how serene and calm he looked. So one day I decided to look up who/what the Buddha was and felt as if I had found a pot of gold. Since then I've been through periods of diligent practice and periods of no practice at all due to frustrations, believing I would never get anywhere, unable to deal with pain, etc. Recently however, about a year ago, I came across Thanissaro Bhikku's dhamma talks and have developed a much more light and joyful determination to practice. I don't have much to contribute here, but always read the discussions and you all are very helpful.

I would also like to share one of my favorite dhamma talks:



Best wishes. :smile:

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Re: Greetings!

Post by bodom » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:31 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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Re: Greetings!

Post by SarathW » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:38 am

Hi
Welcome to Dhamma wheel.
This is the first time I heard that a person became a Buddhist by just seen a Buddha's statue.

The following threads may interest you:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=20150

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17434

:buddha1: :buddha2:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Post by cooran » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:46 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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Post by DNS » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:48 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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izzy
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Re: Greetings!

Post by izzy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:06 am

SarathW wrote:Hi
Welcome to Dhamma wheel.
This is the first time I heard that a person became a Buddhist by just seen a Buddha's statue.

The following threads may interest you:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=20150

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17434

:buddha1: :buddha2:
Great! Thank you much!

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Re: Greetings!

Post by Mkoll » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:12 am

Welcome to the forum, izzy!

:hello:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:42 am

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

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&v=info
My Practice Blog:
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:44 am

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

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&v=info
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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