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EmmaMicaela
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Begginer

Post by EmmaMicaela » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:12 pm

I am struggling to find a way. I have no known Buddist community where I live and the internet is vast and confusing. Is there a suggested reading I should start with?

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Re: Begginer

Post by bodom » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:17 pm

I suggest checking out this list of recommended reading to get you started.

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=341" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

: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: Begginer

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:32 pm

Greetings EmmaMicaela,
EmmaMicaela wrote:I am struggling to find a way. I have no known Buddist community where I live and the internet is vast and confusing. Is there a suggested reading I should start with?
I found the following to be very helpful when starting out...

Good Question, Good Answer
http://www.buddhanet.net/qanda.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In fact, Buddhanet also has a decent-sized Beginners Library, which is very good too.

If you have any questions about anything you come across, don't hesitate in bringing your questions back here, and we'll endeavour to help.

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Re: Begginer

Post by EmmaMicaela » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:23 pm

Thank You Vry Much For The Help.
I have started :coffee:

The complete book of Buddah's lists is something I have also found.

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Re: Begginer

Post by Thaibebop » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:15 pm

In the Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi, which is really just sections of the Pali Cannon translated into english. Great place to start I think, then you can move on to what great Buddhists mind think about it.

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Re: Begginer

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:55 pm

Thaibebop wrote:In the Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi, which is really just sections of the Pali Cannon translated into english. Great place to start I think, then you can move on to what great Buddhists mind think about it.
And you can read the first chapter here: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index. ... wforum=101" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Begginer

Post by DNS » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:21 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Good Question, Good Answer
http://www.buddhanet.net/qanda.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Good book, but I think that is the older version. Here is the 4th edition:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/gqga-4ed.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and now Ven. Dhammika has a domain that also goes to the book:

http://www.goodquestiongoodanswer.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Begginer

Post by AdvaitaJ » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:56 am

EmmaMicaela,

For me, books alone weren't nearly as effective as books and audio. Check out this thread http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... rma#p10600 for links to popular audio download sites. I found that listening to dhamma talks related to what I was reading to be immensely helpful.

Regards: AdvaitaJ
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We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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Re: Begginer

Post by nomad » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:32 pm

You do have a local Buddhist community...Dhamma Wheel. :)

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Re: Begginer

Post by EmmaMicaela » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:39 am

I am moving along

All the help is appreciated :reading:
I have started readin the sutta:
Setting the wheel in motion Thanissaro Bhikkhu

I will read the rest everone has posted.

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