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Hey!

Postby M.Seiffert » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:37 am

My name is Mike(18) and i have been a general buddhist (curious) for about 2, maybe 3, years. Theravada, especially Modern Theravada (I call it Root Theravada... at least that's what I consider it) has recently caught my eye through the accesstoinsight website.

Prior to being an informal buddhist (haven't taken refuge) i was a Christian, which is also the reason I have not taken refuge since my family is strict catholic it is a little hard to come out openly at the moment. I am also a firm believer to not take something at face value so while I was mostly interested in Buddhism I have also looked into everything from Asatru to Zoastrianism and everything in between.

So yea... hey lol.

If you have any questions shoot.

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Re: Hey!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:41 am

Greetings Mike,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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I look forward to your involvement in discussions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Hey!

Postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:00 am

Hi there Mike

Welcome aboard

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Hey!

Postby zavk » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:21 am

Welcome Mike.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Hey!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:21 am

Hi Mike
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Hey!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:31 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hey!

Postby Fede » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:14 pm

Do I take it that admitting to being Buddhist, is akin to 'coming out of the closet' in your neck of the woods?
Which would be worse?

Welcome to the in-place to be...! :hello:
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hey!

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:19 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel Mike!
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Re: Hey!

Postby Vardali » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:11 am

Welcome from me too :)

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