Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

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Noah Regrets
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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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Re: Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

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.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

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

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

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

Welcome Noah! :group:

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---
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Re: Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

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

Greetings, Noah!

:anjali:
Mike

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

Welcome Noah! :group:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:32 am

Welcome Noah!

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

Postby Paul Davy » 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.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Noah Regrets by Noah Regrets

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:04 am

Greetings Noah and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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