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Hello from Ohio

Post by Carpenter » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:27 am

Just starting to study Buddhism. For years I've had my own beliefs about religions and the space around us. I've been carefully approaching Buddhism as a rational way of putting things in context over the last few years. I'm very sure now and ready to learn all I can. I hope to find good guidance here.

Currently, I'm about half way through "The Tibetan Book of Life and Death". Listened to many web casts by the Dalai Lama and now I find myself with a tremendous thirst for more knowledge.

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Post by Ben » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:00 am

Greetings Carpenter and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
You may also wish to check out our sister site: http://www.dharmawheel.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which has a Mahayana/Vajrayana focus.
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Post by Benjamin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:02 am

Hey Carpenter,

I'm also in Ohio, near the Kent/Akron area. Welcome to DhammaWheel!
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Post by Carpenter » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:13 am

Thank you. :)

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Post by DNS » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:09 am

welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by cooran » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:42 am

Welcome! :group:

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Post by bodom » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:57 am

Welcome Carpenter!

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."

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:11 am

Welcome to DW Carpenter!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Post by Cittasanto » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:19 pm

Welcome Aboard :anjali:
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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: Hello from Ohio

Post by Roland » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:18 pm

Welcome, fellow Ohioan!
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--Seneca the Younger (57 BCE- 65 AD)

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