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bluewalk
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new disciple

Postby bluewalk » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:33 am

Greetings Friends,
I am from the Middle East, a son of Muslim parents, and so I am new to the Buddhist way. I am here to learn about Buddhism as I practice it and to be around Buddhist friends so I can keep focused on my goal to focus on Buddha and not get distracted. I hope this is a community where we encourage one another to stay the course. :)

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Re: new disciple

Postby Sokehi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:34 am

Welcome to the Dhammawheel Bluewalk :anjali:
Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

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Re: new disciple

Postby cooran » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:42 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel bluewalk! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---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: new disciple

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:45 am

Hi blue walk and welcome to DW!
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: new disciple

Postby rowboat » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:47 am

Hi, Bluewalk. Welcome!

:anjali:
Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5

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Re: new disciple

Postby Mkoll » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:00 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

:hello:
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: new disciple

Postby bodom » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:50 pm

Welcome!

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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 disciple

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:57 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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