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Well hello there

Postby living2expand » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:10 am

Hello to you all! I'm very excited about stumbling upon this forum. I have been attempting to practice the beautiful belief system of buddhism for just about a year now, but I have had a sort of rocky beginning. Most of my friends are of christian faith, athiests, or don't really have a care for the matter at all, and my family contains a large number of rather strict catholics, so to say the least I don't really have anyone who understands what I am trying to accomplish through the practice of buddhism. There are so many aspects of this faith that I myself have yet to comprehend, and I cannot wait until I can reap the full benefits of this way of life.
All my life I have battled with self mutilating depression and nothing seemed to suppress my hazy way of living. I never felt as though I was alive until I began yoga and meditation, which led to my start of discovering buddhism. I knew that there had to be something out there that made me feel more at ease. Ever since absorbing a few of the basic buddhist beliefs I have felt weight just lifted from my shoulders and I cannot wait to see what unfolds throughout my journey.
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Re: Well hello there

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:15 am

Welcome living2expand,

I hope you find DhammaWheel a supportive and fruitful place to be. :group:

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Re: Well hello there

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:37 am

Welcome living2expand

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Re: Well hello there

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:30 am

Welcome here, and I hope you find your time here of value.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Well hello there

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:53 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Well hello there

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:24 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Well hello there

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:28 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, L2E!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Well hello there

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:07 am

Welcome L2E!

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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: Well hello there

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:22 pm

Welcome to DW! May you find true happiness in this lifetime!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Well hello there

Postby waimengwan » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:31 pm

Welcome :)
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