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Greetings from me

Postby timeforlife » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:03 pm


I first became interested in Buddhism around 6 years ago after a psychedelic trip. Over the last 6 years I have read some books on Buddhism and always believed they offer a way of life which is based on a deep understanding of the self and the world.

I Struggled to integrate myself into Buddhism as I was a troubled individual full of pain. Over the last 2 years I have had an extremely traumatic time, I became extremely socially withdrawn. This gave me a lot of time think about my life and the world around me however I still remained dreadfully unhappy and unable to properly experience emotions. I was able to overcome this by living through the traumas again and connecting my life experiences / traumas from my childhood to present day.

I am now for the first time in my life confident, able to focus and understand the world around me.

I have always tried to develop a life philosophy based around Buddhist values, understanding suffering and compassion as opposed to Judao-Christian values. I now feel I am able to develop this further.

I have joined this forum as I would like to understand suffering and compassion.


Best Regards


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Re: Greetings from me

Postby purple planet » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:15 pm


welcome to the forum - hope you find it useful :D

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Re: Greetings from me

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:24 pm

Welcome timeforlife! :group:

With metta,
---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: Greetings from me

Postby Mkoll » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:05 am

Welcome, David.

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

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Re: Greetings from me

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:18 am


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

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Re: Greetings from me

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:34 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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