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Softscale
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Hello!

Postby Softscale » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:29 pm

Hi there!

First off, I have to say this is the most adorable smilie I've ever seen, :hug:
It's just so d'aawww-inducing. :D

Anyway, I've been studying and practicing Buddhism for about two years now on my own. There aren't any Buddhist centers around my area, and my schedule doesn't really allow for 2-hour commutes to visit one with any frequency :( . I've read volumes of stuff and had some very promising results from personal application and meditation, but lately I've felt like being part of a Buddhist community would be a great help to my own understanding and (perhaps eventually) for me to be skilled enough to help others with their struggles.

So, here I am! :jumping:

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:45 pm

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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cooran
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Re: Hello!

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:45 am

Welcome Softscale! Hope you find DhammaWheel of use! :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: Hello!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:50 am

Welcome. As Gandhi would say: We have been expecting you.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:48 am

Welcome!
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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bodom
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Re: Hello!

Postby bodom » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:18 am

Welcome Sofscale!

:anjali:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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waimengwan
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Re: Hello!

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

Welcome to DW!


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