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Postby flyingOx » Mon May 04, 2009 5:14 pm

Hello all. I am new to everything. I have studied meditation on my own without much discipline in the past from which I had achieved fairly good results. I avoided Buddhism for a long time for several reasons: One, I thought that it was going to be much more religious than it actually is, two, I was still trapped in my anger mode, and Buddha's teachings made me even more angry when I read them mostly because I was condemning myself and avoiding the truth, and three, I thought that I had achieved all that there was on my own. Now that I have started reading Wings to Awakening, I realise that I was wrong on all three accounts. Since reading Wings to Awakening, I have found a solid state of peace. I am no longer angry, frustrated, or confused. I am full of happiness. I am no longer sad or depressed. I can concentrate like never before, and most of all, I treat everyone as a friend. I no longer have enemies. I do have many questions being so new. I thank you ahead of time for your patience and kindness. I can feel your warmth already. Peace and happiness to all.

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Re: Hello

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon May 04, 2009 5:30 pm

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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Mon May 04, 2009 6:18 pm

Hi
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 04, 2009 7:59 pm

Greetings Flying Ox,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello

Postby AlaskanDhamma » Mon May 04, 2009 9:07 pm

:anjali:

Welcome Flying Ox,

And good luck with your search.


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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Mon May 04, 2009 10:04 pm

Hi FlyingOx
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
I hope you find here among us some small measure of inspiration and friendly companionship.
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Re: Hello

Postby notself » Mon May 04, 2009 10:12 pm

Welcome, FlyingOx,

I look forward to reading your comments and questions.

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Re: Hello

Postby zavk » Tue May 05, 2009 8:41 am

Welcome.
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