I'm happy to have found these forums. I have been interested in philosophy, psychology, physics and Buddhism for many years, but it is only in this last year that I began studying Theravada. And what a year it has been. I believe I have found what I want to do with my life. While I feel I may still be in a period of developing complete trust in the Dhamma, that has not stopped the teachings from pervading and positively influencing nearly every aspect of my life. And my recent discovery of many lectures by Venerable Madawela Punnaji have taken my trust and appreciation even further. I look forward to some interesting discussions with everyone.
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion … ... He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form. John Stuart Mill
---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 ---