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Bonsai
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Hey from TN

Postby Bonsai » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:19 pm

I am growing more interested in Buddhism, and I am a forum junkie, so here I am. :) I have a Christian background, but one not too strong. I am attracted to Buddhism for peace of mind. Right now I am simply focusing on practicing meditation (learning from Mindfulness in Plain English), but I also ordered some books on Buddha, and the history of Buddhism (Old Path White Clouds, The Heart of Buddha's Teachings, and Gesture of Balance) to learn as much as I can.

I love reading, and I am a writer lacking an agent and published book. ;)

Glad to be here! :D

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Ben » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:00 pm

Hi Bonsai
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I hope you like it here.
kind regards

Ben
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Bonsai
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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Bonsai » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:05 pm

Thank you Ben for the welcome!

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Aloka » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:29 pm

Welcome, Bonsai !

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Bonsai » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:35 pm

Thanks Aloka!

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:44 pm

Greetings Bonsai,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Bonsai » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:58 pm

Thanks retro! :)

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:39 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Bonsai
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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Bonsai » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:47 pm

Hey David and thanks. Cool avatar!

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby zavk » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:17 am

Welcome, Bonsai. Do you cultivate bonsai?
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby Bonsai » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:24 am

Thanks zavk.

If by cultivate, you mean I bought one at Walmart, can't remember the last time I gave it water (I should probably do that right now), and generally leave it alone, then yes I do cultivate bonsai. :)

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Re: Hey from TN

Postby zavk » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:32 am

Oh.. heh... I was thinking more along the lines of Mr Miyagi in the Karate Kid. :sage: :smile:
With metta,
zavk


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