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Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

Postby Noah Regrets » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:19 pm

Hey guys. I'm 21 years old in North Carolina, USA. I've been interested in Buddhism for a long time, dabbling in the philosophical aspects from time to time. I use my small amount of knowledge to help me in my day to day life, and thought I ought to seek followers and gain more insight into the philosophy.

I enjoy the readings of Sulak Sivaraska, and find his ideas on "modern buddhism" absolutely fascinating, and agree that the Buddhist awareness of self, and its connection to greater humanity, is tantamount to the achievement of a stronger, more just society.

I don't know if you guys have any kind of mentor system, but if someone were interested in communicating their experiences with me and helping me come to a better understanding, I would love to email/ facebook/ PM, whatever you like.

-Noah

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Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:41 pm

If you like Sulak, you would love Buddhadasa Bhikkhu as well. Try reading A Handbook for Mankind.

I don't think there is a codified mentor system, but feel free to PM me or any other members and I'm sure I/they can at least point you to someone who might know something. \

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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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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:00 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby cooran » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:57 pm

Welcome Noah! :group:

with metta
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Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:23 am

Greetings, Noah!

:anjali:
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:28 am

Welcome Noah! :group:
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Postby bodom » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:32 am

Welcome Noah!

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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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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:46 am

Greetings Noah,

Noah Regrets wrote:I don't know if you guys have any kind of mentor system, but if someone were interested in communicating their experiences with me and helping me come to a better understanding, I would love to email/ facebook/ PM, whatever you like.

It's a bit more of an egalitarian kalyana-mitta (spiritual friend) model. We endeavour to regard each other as companions on the path, and learn from each other where we can.

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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Postby Ben » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:04 am

Greetings Noah and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards,

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