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rick
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Just to introduce myself

Post by rick » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:39 pm

My name is Rick, married, retired, a gaggle of grandkids and a great-grandson, 66 years young. Live in a small town in Montana, have been a practicing Buddhist for two years, follow the Mahayana tradition. However, have had the good fortune to have been able to have the Pali Canon in my studies, and has been extremely insightful and helpful. Being from such a small town, I've had no access to a spiritual teacher, and all that I've learned and studied has been on my own, hence when I had a question about the Pali Canon, I was directed to your website, and you all have been very helpful. Shall continue to follow and study Buddhism on my own apparently, but that is ok, feel that if one takes the proper time one's goal is accomplished. Also feel no hesitancy to study Theravada teachings of Buddhism, as I have been told on other sites to shy away from these teachings. I don't accept that, I see enough of that type of infighting amongst Christian sects that I have broken with. Thanks so much for your time, your kindness, and your patience.---In Peace----Rick

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Re: Just to introduce myself

Post by Will » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:27 pm

Welcome Rick, glad to see you made it here. :)
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
Nietzsche

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Re: Just to introduce myself

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:27 am

Greetings Rick,

Thanks for introducing yourself... nice to see you here Rick.

My experience is that an online community of spiritual friends (kalyana-mitta - apologies if I spelt that wrong!) is invaluable for a Buddhist without a teacher. Hopefully we can be of mutual assistance to each other.

Metta,
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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Just to introduce myself

Post by rick » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:17 am

Thanks retro, alays open to any and all help with Buddhism and anything which will enhance my practice.--Rick ;)

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