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Postby A Medic » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:25 pm

My name is Casey. I'll be going by A Medic on here. I'm 25 and a medic in the US Army Reserves. I just finished LPN school, and I'm working on my RN. One day I hope to become a Physician Assistant. My interest is mainly in Soto Zen Buddhism, but I also like Theravada. I mainly just read post on here probably won't post to much myself.


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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:53 pm

:hello:

Hi Casey,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Have you been to Iraq or Afghanistan yet? Stay safe.
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Postby notself » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:37 pm

Welcome. :anjali:
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he is indeed the noblest victor who conquers himself. ---Dhp 103
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Postby Ben » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:11 pm

Hi Casey
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Postby Tex » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:34 pm

Welcome, Casey.

Several of us are interested in Zen, too.

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"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi
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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:41 pm

Greetings Casey,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Postby BlackBird » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:42 am

Welcome friend
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"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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