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Hello.

Postby Jordan » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:59 pm

Well my name is Jordan and I stay in Scotland UK, I go to a college and study uniformed services but to become a fire-fighter as I want to try help people and make a difference to peoples lives, There was a chat in my college recently and no one has a religion and only a few have a few believes and I thought wow, this is what people believe. nothing no one even had any ideas and I've always liked the thought of Buddhism but never really looked into it until recently and im starting to really like the idea of it and there views and have even tried meditation today which I do actually really love. I was feeling really stressed and tired after college at around 5pm and I sat for 20m and began to feel my body pulse and become really relaxed and I thought it would be really boring but seemed to really calm me and after around 10m my eyes began to water and I cried a little which is very unusual to me as I never normally cry (is this normal?) but after it I was able to go for a nap and wake up feeling refreshed which is something I have never been able to do as I struggle to sleep at the best of times. But there is a few things which seem to not work for me so don't know how i can go around this, the only problems are: Sex for pleasure,Drinking alcohol, and eating meat but ive read a few diffent things about eating meat and being a Buddhist so confused there, but i want to find out more really and wonder if there is any good starting points really? -Jordan

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Re: Hello.

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:06 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello.

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:14 pm

Welcome Jordan,

:hello:

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Re: Hello.

Postby Hickersonia » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:36 pm

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"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of
throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."

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Re: Hello.

Postby Jordan » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:50 pm

Thanks everyone for the welcome and Hickersonia thanks for that response as it did help alot and found a local place in my area that has meetings to focus on learning and meditating so going to go to one next week and hopefully broaden my mind and gain more information. :anjali:

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Re: Hello.

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:30 pm

Greetings Jordan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Hello.

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:38 am

Welcome Jordan!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Hello.

Postby Hickersonia » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:41 am

Hickersonia
http://hickersonia.wordpress.com/


"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of
throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."

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Ben
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Re: Hello.

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:48 am

Hi Jordan and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

A good place to start is the "introductory resources" thread in our Discovering Theravada sub-forum.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- 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: Hello.

Postby clw_uk » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:59 am

Hey :hello:
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