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Postby Lou » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:34 pm

My name is Lou and I've been interested in Buddhism as a way of life for many years. Every time that I feel that I somewhat have a handle on it I come across a chat room or a web sight that makes me see how much there is to know. Whatever happened to Buddha, dharma, sangha and the noble truths and, of course, meditation. ?

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Re: Introduction

Postby Hickersonia » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:02 am

Hello Lou,

Sometimes things are simple and other times they are complicated, but often I find that it is just me making things more complicated than they really are.

I don't really have an answer to your questions, but I do want to welcome you to Dhamma Wheel. I hope you are well and find that which you seek.

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of
throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."

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Re: Introduction

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:21 am

Greetings Lou,

It all falls under the Four Noble Truths, and it's not necessary to know it all from every possible angle. Different people find different ways of looking at things to be more useful than others.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

“One to whom it might occur, ‘I’m a woman’ or ‘I’m a man’. Or ‘I’m anything at all’— Is fit for Mara to address.” (SN 5.2)

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Re: Introduction

Postby cooran » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:33 am

Hello Lou - welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
---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: Introduction

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:39 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha:

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Re: Introduction

Postby SarathW » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:16 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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