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Hi :)

Postby thecharmedbaja » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:51 am

:namaste: everybody,

I'm new to both this forum and Theravada Buddhism! I seeked refuge on the Duruthu Poya day last week, after serious thought and searching into all the world religions, and finally came to the conclusion that Buddhism was the only one that made sense to me :D Forgive me if I ask lots of questions on this forum :embarassed: !

My name is Jasmine, I'm 17 and am from London, but I currently live with my girlfriend in Wales to do my A levels :)

How about all of you? How long have you been Buddhists, etc? :)
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Re: Hi :)

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:52 am

Greetings Jasmine,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Re: Hi :)

Postby appicchato » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:54 am

Welcome Jasmine...nice to see you here... :clap:

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Re: Hi :)

Postby thecharmedbaja » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:05 pm

Thank you both :) :mrgreen:

How long have you two been Buddhists? Why did you both become Buddhists? :D
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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:09 pm

Hi & welcome to Dhammawheel
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“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Hi :)

Postby bodom » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:11 pm

Hi Jasmine. :hello:

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hi :)

Postby thecharmedbaja » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:33 pm

Hello :D

Thank you all for the warm welcome! :)

Metta,
Jasmine
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Re: Hi :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:48 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi :)

Postby jezzicaz789 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:03 am

thecharmedbaja wrote::namaste: everybody,

I'm new to both this forum and Theravada Buddhism! I seeked refuge on the Duruthu Poya day last week, after serious thought and searching into all the world religions, and finally came to the conclusion that Buddhism was the only one that made sense to me :D Forgive me if I ask lots of questions on this forum :embarassed: !

My name is Jasmine, I'm 17 and am from London, but I currently live with my girlfriend in Wales to do my A levels :)

How about all of you? How long have you been Buddhists, etc? :)


Hi , I am a new member of forum. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guys!!!

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Re: Hi :)

Postby catmoon » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:48 pm

The two guys you were chatting to are ancient relics of Buddhism. :smile: I've been doin it for maybe a few years now. We have all kinds of people here.


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