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izzy
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Greetings!

Postby izzy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:41 am

Hello, everyone! New here and just wanted to say hi.

The first time I felt curiosity to learn about buddhism was about ten years ago at 17 during my first job in retail. The area I was assigned to had many home goods, decorations, and amongst them there was a statue of the Buddha. Everyday I would clean up the aisles and every time I'd place the Buddha statues back in place I would notice how serene and calm he looked. So one day I decided to look up who/what the Buddha was and felt as if I had found a pot of gold. Since then I've been through periods of diligent practice and periods of no practice at all due to frustrations, believing I would never get anywhere, unable to deal with pain, etc. Recently however, about a year ago, I came across Thanissaro Bhikku's dhamma talks and have developed a much more light and joyful determination to practice. I don't have much to contribute here, but always read the discussions and you all are very helpful.

I would also like to share one of my favorite dhamma talks:

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Best wishes. :smile:

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Re: Greetings!

Postby bodom » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:31 am

Welcome!

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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Re: Greetings!

Postby SarathW » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:38 am

Hi
Welcome to Dhamma wheel.
This is the first time I heard that a person became a Buddhist by just seen a Buddha's statue.

The following threads may interest you:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=20150

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17434

:buddha1: :buddha2:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Greetings!

Postby cooran » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:46 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
Chris
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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: Greetings!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:48 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:toast:

izzy
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Re: Greetings!

Postby izzy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:06 am

SarathW wrote:Hi
Welcome to Dhamma wheel.
This is the first time I heard that a person became a Buddhist by just seen a Buddha's statue.

The following threads may interest you:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=20150

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17434

:buddha1: :buddha2:


Great! Thank you much!

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:12 am

Welcome to the forum, izzy!

:hello:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi


Katamañca, bhikkhave, nāmarūpaṃ? Vedanā, saññā, cetanā, phasso, manasikāro: idaṃ vuccati nāmaṃ. Cattāro ca mahābhūtā, catunnañca mahābhūtānaṃ upādāyarūpaṃ: Idaṃ vuccati rūpaṃ. Iti idañca nāmaṃ, idañca rūpaṃ: idaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, nāma-rūpaṃ.

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:42 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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: Greetings!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:44 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com


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