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Greetings from Brazil

Postby vitor-n » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi fellow Dhammawheel friends! My name is Vitor and I've been interested in Buddhism since I was 15 years old - now I'm 21; I find it very difficult to meet anyone fond of and willing to discuss and practice Buddhism here, for most of the population in the area I live come from a Christian background (I myself was educated as a Christian, but I left Christianism by the time I was 13). Despite feeling lonely and even miserable in my late teens because I could not fit in any group associated with spirituality that were active here, I didn't give up.

Now I hope to learn from you, friends, and also to share my experiences and thoughts.

:namaste:
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Re: Greetings from Brazil

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:44 pm

Welcome Vitor!
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: Greetings from Brazil

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:52 pm

Olá Vitor!

I hope this community serves you well. Feel free to post questions or topics, and feel free to send me a PM if you'd like.

May the Triple Gem bless you!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: Greetings from Brazil

Postby cooran » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: Greetings from Brazil

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:57 am

Hello vitor,

Here are some Theravada contacts in Brazil:

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.ph ... vince_id=0

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: Greetings from Brazil

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:06 am

Welcome; I hope you find Dhamma Wheel of value.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Greetings from Brazil

Postby bodom » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:19 am

Welcome Vitor!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Greetings from Brazil

Postby waimengwan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Greetings from Brazil

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:18 pm

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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