Yeah, It's Just Me

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Erdrickgr
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Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by Erdrickgr » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:37 am

I hope you won't mind if I keep my intro short... for now... though I suppose if I say more later it won't be an intro anymore will it? well anyway... I'm from Pennsylvania (US), 33 years old, a widower, a student, and interested in learning/growing/being (or whatever word works best). I wasn't really raised in religious homes, and spent my late teens and 20's in Christianity (Protestant and then Eastern Orthodox).

Justin

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bodom
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Re: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by bodom » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:44 am

Welcome Justin!

What part of Pennsylvania? I lived in the Reading/Allentown area of Pennsylvania for over 20 years.

: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


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Re: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:45 am

Welcome!

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

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Erdrickgr
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Re: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by Erdrickgr » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:46 am

Thanks for the welcome :) I'm currently in Latrobe (about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh).

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Re: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by Ben » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:16 am

Hi Justin 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.
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Re: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by DNS » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:06 am

Erdrickgr wrote: 33 years old, a widower,
Samsara sucks! Too young (for her to pass away)!

Anyway, welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

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Re: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:21 am

Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by cooran » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:02 am

Hello Justin,

Welcome! :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: Yeah, It's Just Me

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:41 am

Greetings Justin,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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