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Postby Kevin » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:51 pm

Hello to all:
A little about me I live in the northeast of the United States, my wife and I became vegataren in October last year,While in our local library looking for a book on being a vegataren, I spotted a book by His Hollenes on compassion. I finished it and wanted to learn more. Many online books, and the web site ATI. Now here. Thank you :buddha2:

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Re: New New

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:26 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

I'm a vegetarian too. I think you'll find that although Buddhism doesn't require vegetarianism, it is certainly compatible with it. And many Buddhists do choose a vegetarian/vegan diet. Here is a thread devoted to this issue:


And here are some articles and websites I have on this issue:
Vegetarianism and Buddhism

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Postby cooran » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:20 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:07 pm

Welcome Aboard!
“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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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Postby Noah » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:27 pm

Great, I found the site Access to Insight from a Buddhist friend about 7 years ago and have referenced it much ever since. I am new here as well and am glad to see the site is active and growing :)
Evil is caused by and is the cause of future suffering, abandon at all costs! Cultivate virtuous qualities and live the happy life! Just as all wise human endeavors, from Physics to Philosophy, approach the Dhamma; be fearless in your reverence for it- The time for the True Law is yet to dawn in the west!! :D

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Postby bodom » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:31 pm

Welcome Kevin!

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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Postby Hickersonia » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:55 pm

Howdy! Good to meet you, Kevin. :)

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Re: New New

Postby Kevin » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:46 pm

Thank you all for the warm welcome. The

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Postby Ben » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:55 pm

Hi Kevin and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: New New

Postby vidar » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:16 am

Welcome Kevin!
All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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