Just to introduce myself

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rick
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Just to introduce myself

Postby rick » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:39 pm

My name is Rick, married, retired, a gaggle of grandkids and a great-grandson, 66 years young. Live in a small town in Montana, have been a practicing Buddhist for two years, follow the Mahayana tradition. However, have had the good fortune to have been able to have the Pali Canon in my studies, and has been extremely insightful and helpful. Being from such a small town, I've had no access to a spiritual teacher, and all that I've learned and studied has been on my own, hence when I had a question about the Pali Canon, I was directed to your website, and you all have been very helpful. Shall continue to follow and study Buddhism on my own apparently, but that is ok, feel that if one takes the proper time one's goal is accomplished. Also feel no hesitancy to study Theravada teachings of Buddhism, as I have been told on other sites to shy away from these teachings. I don't accept that, I see enough of that type of infighting amongst Christian sects that I have broken with. Thanks so much for your time, your kindness, and your patience.---In Peace----Rick

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Re: Just to introduce myself

Postby Will » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:27 pm

Welcome Rick, glad to see you made it here. :)
This noble eightfold path is the ancient path traveled by all the Buddhas of eons past. Nagara Sutta

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Re: Just to introduce myself

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:27 am

Greetings Rick,

Thanks for introducing yourself... nice to see you here Rick.

My experience is that an online community of spiritual friends (kalyana-mitta - apologies if I spelt that wrong!) is invaluable for a Buddhist without a teacher. Hopefully we can be of mutual assistance to each other.

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: Just to introduce myself

Postby rick » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:17 am

Thanks retro, alays open to any and all help with Buddhism and anything which will enhance my practice.--Rick ;)


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