Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

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Weltschmerz Buddhist
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Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby Weltschmerz Buddhist » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Hello everyone :) Just wanted to give a quick introduction, I became Buddhist 2 years ago after a very stressful situation in my life. I would say that it's the best religion because it is systemic versus arbitrary, which leads me to believe that's it's true because it's experience based versus prophet based. :bow:
Wake your self up inside and help everyone else wake up. If we want the world to end we can make it happen tomorrow. If we want to survive then we got to get together and survive. Get out of your life, whatever's important to you isn't really important to the world. There's more important things so start looking out for that and be a part of that as well because everything effects everyone else. Your silence is sometimes more deadly than your words.

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LonesomeYogurt
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Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Welcome! I hope your stay here is beneficial!
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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cooran
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Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby cooran » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:34 pm

Welcome WB! :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: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:13 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

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waimengwan
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Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby waimengwan » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Welcome to DW ,
I find that in Buddhism we should really transform our minds, if we study the Buddha Dharma and and we can;t even show kindness to the people around us, or even an enemy perhaps then it is only all just intellectual :(. When we transform in our minds then all our actions and speech follow suit :) automatically.

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Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:18 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...


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