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Hello all!

Postby perdu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:32 pm

Hello to all!

I've been been studying and practicing Buddhism for just a few years now. Or at least I do hope so! There's a local sitting group I join from time to time and a Zen center I like for retreats. I've recently read What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and found that very useful - including the selections from the Pali Canon included in the edition I read. I'd like to explore the Pali Canon further and already see a number of very helpful suggestions on how to do that after just glancing through a few forums here. So thanks for that! I'm sure I'll have questions as I explore further...

Many thanks!
Perdu

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Re: Hello all!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:34 pm

perdu wrote:
I've recently read What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and found that very useful


The classic! That was my first Dhamma book that I read.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello all!

Postby perdu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:39 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
perdu wrote:
I've recently read What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and found that very useful


The classic! That was my first Dhamma book that I read.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:


Thanks! Any suggestions on what I might read next would be appreciated! :smile:

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Re: Hello all!

Postby Alobha » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:55 pm

Welcome perdu !

If you want to find out about the Pali Canon, check out the Study group and the literature suggestions here. I'm sure you will find enough to read ;-)
You might also enjoy some Dhammatalks from Ajahn Brahmali, since i personally feel that he puts a heavy emphasis on sticking closely to the suttas in his talks :) (See his talk: "Benefits of reading the suttas")

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Re: Hello all!

Postby bodom » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:39 pm

Welcome perdu!

: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

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Re: Hello all!

Postby cooran » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:31 pm

Welcome perdu! :group:

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