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Josh Badgley
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Post by Josh Badgley » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:48 pm

Hi friends. I am Josh, and I have been a practicing lay Theravadin for about two years now. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a single father and a part-time college student. Although I have occasionally visited the local vihāra here in Houston, I am not closely affiliated with it and am very happy to find a place to discuss the Dhamma with other practioners, especially in English! It seems that most of the teachers I read and follow are Sri Lankan or are affiliated with Sri Lankan Buddhism, such as Bhikkhu Bodhi, Narāda Thera, Bhante G, but I also enjoy Thanissro Bhikkhu's writings. I hope to have many fruitful Dhamma discussions!


- Josh (Upāsaka Duṭṭhagāmaṇi)

That Blessed One is such since he is accomplished, fully enlightened, endowed
with [clear] vision and [virtuous] conduct, sublime, the knower of worlds, the
incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men,
enlightened and blessed (M I 37; A III 285).

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Post by David2 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:50 pm

Hello and welcome aboard! :hello: :group:

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Post by DNS » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:57 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by bodom » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:01 pm

Welcome Josh from your neighbor in San Antonio!

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 Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:37 pm

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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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:20 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Nice picture. 8-)

I grabbed the same pic a few weeks ago and inverted it (using MS Paint)

Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings

Post by Ben » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:55 am

Hi Josh and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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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