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Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby AJungianIdeal » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:22 am

Hello, I probably should've introduced myself before I started posting...

I'm a 22 yr old Texan, born Christian of course and still fond enough of it. I had struggles of faith and recurrent depression and death anxiety and now I'm investigating Buddhism because it seems to allow simplicity and complexity at the same time, and shamefully enough, is less "challenged"

I was introduced to Buddhism on another forum in a very thoughtful thread, and decided to join more specialized discussion avenues.

I'm fond of Psychology as my name implies and am confilicitngly skeptical and filled with a yearning for "something more" than shear materialism.
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Re: Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:07 am

Welcome! I hope you find your time here helpful!
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: Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:34 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby cooran » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:34 pm

Welcome!! Explore and ask questions!


With metta
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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: Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:37 pm

:hello:
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Re: Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby Mkoll » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:52 am

Welcome AJungianIdeal!

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Peace,
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Re: Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:22 pm

Welcome from a fellow Texan!!!

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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: Hello Buddha Buddies.

Postby Taijitu » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:17 pm

Hello. :hello:
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Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
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