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Postby Magoo » Tue May 01, 2012 11:37 pm

Hello all,

I discovered or should I say, let go of my ignorance, opened my mind and looked into Buddhism about 6 months ago and I am so happy for this. Only last week I formalised my following of the path by taking the five precpets at my local monastery. I began a drastic life transformation last year, which is continuing but in a calmer and settled way now...thanks to Buddhism, as I now know the reasons for my dissatisfaction. Anjali to the Buddha. :anjali:

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Re: Anjali

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 01, 2012 11:38 pm

Greetings Eamonn,

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)

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Re: Anjali

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 pm

Welcome to DW! :heart:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Anjali

Postby bodom » Wed May 02, 2012 12:08 am

Welcome Eamonn!

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

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

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Re: Anjali

Postby Ben » Wed May 02, 2012 12:10 am

Hi Eamonn and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Anjali

Postby Magoo » Wed May 02, 2012 2:12 am

Thanks for the welcome all!

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Re: Anjali

Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 02, 2012 6:20 am

Welcome Aboard!

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.

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