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sshai45
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Hello

Postby sshai45 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:11 am

Hi.

I've got some interest in Buddhism and like to study it, but am not a practitioner. (Do you have to be a Buddhist to discuss on these forums?)

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Ben
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:16 am

Hi sshai45 and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Everyone is welcome at Dhamma Wheel, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, so long has a genuine interest in the Theravada and abides by our terms of service.
I look forward to your contributions!

Ben
“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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sshai45
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Re: Hello

Postby sshai45 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks!

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Cittasanto
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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:40 am

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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Re: Hello

Postby vidar » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:22 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel sshai45 :hello:
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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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:28 pm

Welcome! I hope you find whatever it is you're looking for.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:11 pm

Welcome sshai45!

:anjali:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw


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