Noah wrote:Hi! I am 30 and have a deep knowledge of the suttas. I have read/reread them for 8+ years and therefore, I THINK I have a good feel for the essence of the BuddhaDhamma. I love the Dhamma and have studied many texts/commentaries. All traditions have merit to me and I basically follow the Anapanasati to cultivate mindfulness. I also love to bathe my intellect and imagination in the Wonderful Lotus Sutra. As you can see, I am new to this site. What resources are here and of use/benefit?
How can I meet members? Is there a chat for this site? I would love to talk to an experienced practitioner.
Welcom to the Board!
You may wish to try our sister site Dharma Wheel, which is Mahayana/Vajrayana orientated (there is a link at the bottom of the page)
The chatroom is also accessable from the bottom of any page.
There are many practitioners here and those more scholastic and both or neither so there is a wide variety of members.
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.John Stuart Mill