Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

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gabrielles
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Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby gabrielles » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:33 pm

Hello (:
How is everyone. I'm a 20 year old living in Chesapeake Virginia. I will be 21 this august.

I've been forced to live a not-so-desirable lifestyle of homelessness since 2010, due to my parents abandonment. I was adopted as a child. Long story short, they do not associate with me anymore.

Since then I have picked up buddhism and it has greated enhanced my life. I've learned how to deal with suffering. I want nothing more but to keep growing spiritually.

I'm here to give advice,make wise friends , and to practice the dharma. I am seeking a guru/lama/teacher. I really want to be monk and live a spiritual life. (:If you wanna know anything just ask. I can be reached via email or any other network, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!

I want to share experiences.

:namaste:

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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:07 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby manas » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi gabrielles

a warm welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello:

It's sad to hear of your troubles. Life can be very turbulent (ime also). May the Buddha-Dhamma continue to guide you to greater peace and happiness.

Hope you find this forum of assistance in your journey

manas
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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby bodom » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:36 pm

Welcome Gabrielles!

:anjali:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby Alobha » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:28 pm

Welcome Gabrielles!

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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 pm

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.”
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"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."


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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby James the Giant » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 pm

Welcome! I want/intend to be a monk too. Exciting! The way out!
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby gabrielles » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:50 am

James the Giant wrote:Welcome! I want/intend to be a monk too. Exciting! The way out!

I agree :) I want to escape the lies of the reality people have created for themselves in america.


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