Hello!

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
User avatar
Shanti
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 5:05 am

Hello!

Postby Shanti » Thu May 24, 2012 5:22 am

Hi there. It's great to be here and to meet all of you. I grew up in a very Catholic home for a while with my adopted parents. I studied Buddhism after my nana gave me a book written by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. I began to meditate and read a lot of Buddhist texts. My mom is a Buddhist and she's taught me a lot about the dharma. After a lot of study on many world religions, I've found that Buddhism is the best spiritual path for me. It simplifies my life and brings me a lot of peace.

I look forward to getting to know you all.

:namaste:

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6169
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: Hello!

Postby Cittasanto » Thu May 24, 2012 7:17 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.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"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."

User avatar
cooran
Posts: 8346
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Hello!

Postby cooran » Thu May 24, 2012 7:32 am

Welcome Shanti! :group:

If you are a follower of any of the Mahayana or Tibetan schools, you may also be interested in our sister website Dharmawheel:
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

User avatar
Paul Davy
Posts: 15993
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Hello!

Postby Paul Davy » Thu May 24, 2012 7:51 am

Greetings Shanti,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

User avatar
Shanti
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 5:05 am

Re: Hello!

Postby Shanti » Thu May 24, 2012 8:36 am

cooran wrote:Welcome Shanti! :group:

If you are a follower of any of the Mahayana or Tibetan schools, you may also be interested in our sister website Dharmawheel:
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

with metta
Chris


Thank you for this link! I'm still discovering which school suits me best, so I will definitely give that a look.

Thank you all for the welcome. :)


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine