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Hello, friends!

Postby Kage » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:41 am

I'm Kage in Virginia and I'm glad to know you. Is there anyone else here from the mid-Atlantic?

I have been a late-night occasional lurker and decided to step into the light. I think I had to renew at least once due to non-activity.

Not really a new agey kind of guy, but maybe like you, I am just another human being looking for inner peace in this great big world. 30s - my adult adolescence as AskMen puts it - single again. Yeah.

I've had a .pdf in my documents forever and will tackle tonight, "The Buddhic Essence" by Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Also dusting off a few others. Send any cool links my way, I will get to them! :juggling: Especially charts/graphics, ways to help bring ideas together...

My intent for this fall is to complete a long time goal, which is to visit a local temple which observes (if that is proper terminology) "Pure Land" form and sit-in, and LISTEN. This particular group has been in the press for problems related to "Zoning" of a religious place... without getting into it, the matter was resolved, but it really disturbed me that someone had to go and mess with these folks.

I recently completed my M.A. and within, a general Buddhism course which I considered particularly interesting. I leapt at the chance to add it to my degree program. Never have been particularly good at history, but this held my interest. The detail and revelations are fascinating.

Cheers, :toast: everyone. Thanks in advance for helping me reacquaint myself and drop a line anytime esp. if you're in the coastal area.

kage :zzz:

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Re: Hello, friends!

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:08 am

Welcome Kage! :group:

Hope to see more of you here - but, if you are interested in Pure Land then maybe our sister-site DharmaWheel would also be of interest to you, where it has its own sub-forum.

with metta
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello, friends!

Postby bodom » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:21 am

Welcome Kage!

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: Hello, friends!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:57 am

Welcome to DW! May you find lasting happiness!
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: Hello, friends!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:10 am


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