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Josh Badgley
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Postby Josh Badgley » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:48 pm

Hi friends. I am Josh, and I have been a practicing lay Theravadin for about two years now. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a single father and a part-time college student. Although I have occasionally visited the local vihāra here in Houston, I am not closely affiliated with it and am very happy to find a place to discuss the Dhamma with other practioners, especially in English! It seems that most of the teachers I read and follow are Sri Lankan or are affiliated with Sri Lankan Buddhism, such as Bhikkhu Bodhi, Narāda Thera, Bhante G, but I also enjoy Thanissro Bhikkhu's writings. I hope to have many fruitful Dhamma discussions!


- Josh (Upāsaka Duṭṭhagāmaṇi)

That Blessed One is such since he is accomplished, fully enlightened, endowed
with [clear] vision and [virtuous] conduct, sublime, the knower of worlds, the
incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men,
enlightened and blessed (M I 37; A III 285).

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Re: Greetings

Postby David2 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:50 pm

Hello and welcome aboard! :hello: :group:

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:57 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:01 pm

Welcome Josh from your neighbor in San Antonio!

This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Greetings

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:37 pm

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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Paul Davy
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Re: Greetings

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:20 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Nice picture. 8-)

I grabbed the same pic a few weeks ago and inverted it (using MS Paint)

Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Greetings

Postby Ben » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:55 am

Hi Josh 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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