Hello everybody, i am extremely pleased to be signed up to this site and able to communicate with you all.
I am very new to Buddhism, and I am very keen to learn as much as possible. For me Buddhism is something i stumbled upon while going about my daily life, and only very recently have i descovered that the Theravada school is something that is almost identical in theory to my own ideas born out of merely thinking about what i consider to be logical.
I have felt for a long time that what i considered to be an intelligent and compassionate way forward was not represented by any established group. I could not have been more wrong! There are many many thingsi wish to learn, and this website i hope will help me to connect to the sangha as it were. I thought this would be one of the more difficult areas of my education, connecting to a community, it seems it may be easier than I thought. Even though I am an English native speaker living in Germany, this website could provide me with the connection i need to go forward.
At present, I can honestly say, there is nothing about the Theravada school that i am not interested in learning, and I am thrilled to have found so many useful and interesting resources and other Theravadins.
It is somewhat difficult to communicate without personal pronouns, as a matter of English
So i assume for the sake of the community and forum it is normal to talk in these terms. And once again, fondest greetings to you all!