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Just_Be
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Hello from Colorado

Postby Just_Be » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:25 pm

I have been familiar with Buddhism since the early 2000's. I was a member of e-sangha for a while but found their fundamentalist approach to Buddhism too exclusivist to me. The way I see it, Buddhism is like a pool. You can dip your toe in the water as much as you like, or you can wade in to the pool as deeply as you like. You get out of it what you put into it. I try to practice Buddhism as a way of life, not some religion that owns an exclusive copyright on truth. (By the way, that is how some moderators at e-sangha presented Buddhism.)

What I like about Theravada Buddhism is that it isn't so encumbered with rituals, deities, esoteric doctrines and such as the other types of Buddhism are. It's very direct and to the point.

I'm hoping to learn more about Theravada Buddhism from this forum so I can lighten my burden in life. When I mention "burden" I mean my attachments.

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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:36 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Regarding e-sangha, please see: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2478

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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:45 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:55 am

hi & Welcome to DW

you will find people like that everywhere, or that's how they come across.
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