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Hello folks!

Postby thecannonball » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Hi everybody,

New to the forums and new to the practice of Buddhism in general. I have been semi-interested in Buddhism for quite some time but I'm only really diving in now at almost 30 years of age. I perused a few different forums before joining here but this seemed like the place to be! I'm sure I'm going to have plenty of questions and look forward to some interesting discussions. Hope you're all doing well.


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Re: Hello folks!

Postby Alobha » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:08 pm

Welcome Cannonball! :smile:

How did you get interested in buddhism?

Best wishes,

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Re: Hello folks!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:14 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Hello folks!

Postby cooran » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:28 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Hello folks!

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:14 am

Greetings Cannonball,

Welcome to the forum!



Retro. :)
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Re: Hello folks!

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:41 am

Welcome Cannonball!

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: Hello folks!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:41 pm

Welcome! :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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