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Hello from New Jersey!

Postby Challenge23 » Thu May 17, 2012 4:26 pm


I came here from Dharma Wheel after I saw an essay I quoted from posted here.

My experience with Buddhism is almost exclusively from the Mahayana perspective and I am hoping to get some alternate opinions in regards to certain questions that I have about the Dhamma.

Please forgive any ignorance on my part and excuse the fact that my questions may seem foolish or basic. Also understand that I don't ask rhetorical questions and am pretty strict in regards to rules of logic. For example, my latest pet peeve is attempting to define things negatively(which is impossible).

Thank you,

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 17, 2012 4:45 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby cooran » Thu May 17, 2012 8:14 pm

Welcome James! Look forward to reading more from you. :group:

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Postby Ben » Thu May 17, 2012 9:50 pm

Greetings James and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Postby bodom » Thu May 17, 2012 11:10 pm

Welcome James!
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri May 18, 2012 9:16 am

Welcome James!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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