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Vern Stevens
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Greetings and salutations!

Post by Vern Stevens » Sat May 25, 2013 11:46 pm

Like many others, I'm relatively new to the Dharma. I'm doing a lot of reading and my primary interest in Buddhism are the Buddha's core teachings. I do not associate myself with a particular tradition at this point.

I previously associated myself with a philosophical point of view that is almost completely opposite Buddhism; very ego-centric. Please bear with me as adjusting is a gradual process.

Thanks to the forum admins and moderators for providing this forum!

Vern
“What we think, we become.“ - The Buddha

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Post by DNS » Sun May 26, 2013 1:59 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Post by Ben » Sun May 26, 2013 2:41 am

Greetings Vern 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: Greetings and salutations!

Post by mikenz66 » Sun May 26, 2013 2:52 am

:hello:

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Post by Vern Stevens » Sun May 26, 2013 4:51 am

Thanks for the kind welcomes!

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:09 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:26 am

Welcome.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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