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Tori
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Post by Tori » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:21 pm

A few years ago, I used to read Theravada suttas on Access to Insight, though I did not take conversion into serious consideration. But a few weeks ago, I started to become interested in the dhamma again after rereading the Dhammapada and becoming convinced that I had taken the teachings for granted and not used them to their fullest extent (to cultivate good, uproot the bad, become non-attached to those things that cause suffering, etc.)

I would not be sure if it would be accurate to characterize myself as Buddhist, because I'm not entirely convinced of the literal metaphysical existence of kamma and certain aspects of rebirth, but see them regardless as a useful tool to stress the urgency of using one's current good state to further the road to liberation. I hope that by posting here, some of the more experienced posters can help dispel any misconceptions about the dhamma that I have.

I am very interested in the "Connection to Other Paths" subforum because I have read on European philosophy, such as Bergson, Aristotle, and Hegel, and it enriched my own view of the dharma to compare and contrast it with these different philosophers.

Thank you very much.

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Post by DNS » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:24 pm

Tori wrote: I am very interested in the "Connection to Other Paths" subforum because I have read on European philosophy, such as Bergson, Aristotle, and Hegel, and it enriched my own view of the dharma to compare and contrast it with these different philosophers.
Welcome to DW!

Also check out one of our sister sites:

http://dharmapaths.com/

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Re: Hello

Post by bodom » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:19 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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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Re: Hello

Post by SarathW » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:07 pm

:hello:
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Post by cooran » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:22 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:
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Post by DC2R » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:24 pm

Welcome! :hello:
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Post by retrofuturist » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:10 am

Greetings Tori,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Hello

Post by Tex » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:02 pm

Welcome!

I'm a fan of philosophy as well.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Hello

Post by Tori » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:08 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Tori wrote: I am very interested in the "Connection to Other Paths" subforum because I have read on European philosophy, such as Bergson, Aristotle, and Hegel, and it enriched my own view of the dharma to compare and contrast it with these different philosophers.
Welcome to DW!

Also check out one of our sister sites:

http://dharmapaths.com/
Thank you, it sounds like it will be interesting.
Tex wrote:Welcome!

I'm a fan of philosophy as well.
Have you by any chance read Aristotle's De Anima?

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Re: Hello

Post by Tex » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:23 pm

Tori wrote:
Tex wrote:Welcome!

I'm a fan of philosophy as well.
Have you by any chance read Aristotle's De Anima?
About 20 years ago, lol.

The only ones I've read recently are Camus, Sartre, Plato, and Nietzsche.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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