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New to buddhism

Postby inthismoment » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:31 am

I need some people to more thoroughly explain the teachings and give me the run downs on the basics of Buddhist rules. would also love to learn more about the different types of buddhism. It is very complex and I would like to find which branch fits me most.

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:01 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I suggest you check out our "Discovering Theravada" forum.
Within that forum is a pinned topic "introductory resources".
It might be something you want to check out.
kind regards,

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- 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: New to buddhism

Postby inthismoment » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:28 am

thank you. :)

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:27 am

:hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:28 am

Welcome itm! Hope you find DhammaWheel of benefit. :group:

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:20 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! May you find what you're looking for! :heart:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: New to buddhism

Postby bodom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:27 am

Welcome inthismoment!

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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Re: New to buddhism

Postby Alobha » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:09 pm

Welcome! :smile:

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby DAWN » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:30 pm

Welcome to hell, Dhamma soldier ! :guns:

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We are not concurents...
I'am sorry for my english

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