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Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby LeandroNuevaCruzada » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:59 am

Buenas Noches!

My name is Leonardo Dela Merced - Nueva Espana. My friends call me Leandro due to my long name. I started as a seeker in Buddhism a few years ago. As years of slow but continuous inquiry, I started to have an attachment with Buddhism. I was in love with the simplicity, value and peacefulness it innately had. My Buddhist exploration and investigation were hidden and discreet from the people I love. Majority of my friends take pride with their religion which is common to the rest of my family. This brought pressure for me as a person who inquired at other religions. However, this has never been a big blockade for me to understand and learn Buddhism.

Secular Buddhism has been growing in me. However, I'm starting to explore other traditions such as Zen, Mahayana and Therevada to get a bigger perspective of Buddhism as a whole. I hope I will gain good friends that could guide and educate me along the process.

Gracias!

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Re: Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:09 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

You obviously have no problem with English. Do you rely on English language resources for most of your study, or have you found reliable sites in Spanish?

Some non-English language resources can be found in this thread.
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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:43 am

Hi Leandro,
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Postby cooran » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:51 am

Welcome Leandro! Look forward to reading your posts. :group:

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Re: Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:56 am

Welcome Leandro and Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Postby Alobha » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:07 am

Welcome Leandro! :smile:
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:15 am

¡Bienvenidos Leandro! :heart:
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Postby bodom » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:38 am

Welcome Leandro!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:39 pm

Hola!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:49 pm

Any time I see someone who speaks Spanish, I always want to greet them in their native language before I realize that my skills are so basic it would probably be insulting ;)

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Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
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Re: Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby LeandroNuevaCruzada » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:26 am

¡Buen día amigo!

I'm bilingual. I had the chance to study English in Secondary School along with Spanish as the first language. It's difficult to get Spanish Buddhist literature here. I rely mostly on Buddhist forums, youtube videos and some articles in English to learn more on Buddhism.

I started having an idea about Buddhism when I was a child. My uncle has this Chinese Buddhist book that he only puts on display. The next exposure is when I finished college. I had misconceptions about Buddhism before and an opinion forum made me realize that I was very wrong. I watched Ajahm Brahms youtube videos and it really helped me a lot. Then, Yuttadhammo's channel has been very helpful and educational too.

I also studied different religions too. I studied Islam, Judaism, Christianity (Roman Catholicism) too. However, Buddhism had the greatest impact for me. It did not just help me with my anxiety problem. It changed my outlook in life for the better.
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Re: Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:34 am

LeandroNuevaCruzada wrote:¡Buen día amigo!

I'm bilingual. I had the chance to study English in Secondary School along with Spanish as the first language. It's difficult to get Spanish Buddhist literature here. I rely mostly on Buddhist forums, youtube videos and some articles in English to learn more on Buddhism.

I started having an idea about Buddhism when I was a child. My uncle has this Chinese Buddhist book that he only puts on display. The next exposure is when I finished college. I had misconceptions about Buddhism before and an opinion forum made me realize that I was very wrong. I watched Ajahm Brahms youtube videos and it really helped me a lot. Then, Yuttadhammo's channel has been very helpful and educational too.

I also studied different religions too. I studied Islam, Judaism, Christianity (Roman Catholicism) too. However, Buddhism had the greatest impact for me. It did not just help me with my anxiety problem. It changed my outlook in life for the better.

That's great! Are you from Central/South America or Spain?
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: Hi, I'm Leandro and I'm new!

Postby good14 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:09 am

hello welcome to the community.. enjoy your stay :thanks:
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