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NineLivesKing
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Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby NineLivesKing » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:45 am

Hello everyone,

I am very new, not only to the forum but to the world of Buddhism altogether. I dabbled as one might say, but I've never really brought myself to fully embrace the path. That is until now. I am 25 years old, and a member of the United States Navy. I have previously been to college for journalism and I hail from the state of Washington. My first experience with Buddhism was at said college when I was honored to experience a Mandala viewing. The impression these humble beings left on me was subtle at first, but the more I thought about it over the years the more intrigued I became. I couldn't shake their unearthly voices when they sang, it was almost as if I were a tuning fork and the vibrations of their prayers were still felt years later. Never have I felt such peace, such clarity. Even in the chaotic and sometimes stressful world of the military I have found a sense of profound calm. I sought out this discussion board simply to find like minds, as the support for Buddhist belief here is a bit lacking. I am very happy to be here and look forward to discussing many interesting things. If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask.

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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby David2 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:48 am

Hello and welcome! :hello: :group:

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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby Virgo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:50 am

Welcome King.

What's your rate?

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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:53 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Ben
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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:37 am

Hi NLK 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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NineLivesKing
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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby NineLivesKing » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:51 am

Firstly, many apologies! By 'here' I meant my current location in the world, not this forum. I have utmost faith in the support available to me here. A simple misunderstanding. Thank you all for the warm welcome!

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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:08 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby Alobha » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:55 am

Welcome King! :smile:

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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:01 am

Welcome abourd :D


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Warm wishes and greetings.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:12 am

Welcome! May you find true peace and happiness! :heart:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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